Contact: Lesley Nelson
Manager, Child Hunger Prevention - Portland Metro
Email, (503) 595-5501, ext. 307
We envision an Oregon where everyone is healthy and thriving, with access to affordable, nutritious and culturally appropriate food.
About the Program
The National School Lunch Program (SLP) provides nutritious food to school-aged children and supports manageable food prices by channeling farm surpluses into the school food system. The program is administered at the federal level by the USDA and at the state level by the Oregon Department of Education.
Apply for free or reduced price meals: Families can now complete an online application. Paper applications are also available at schools.
What We Do
Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon works with the Oregon Department of Education and other community partners to publicize the School Lunch Program and support schools who participate by identifying and promoting best practices.
We identify opportunities for School Lunch improvement through our work with providers here in Oregon, and monitoring the efforts of other states. We advocate for these improvements through state and federal policy change.