Federal Policy

United States Capitol

Contact: Robyn Johnson

Public Policy Manager

Email, (503) 595-5501, Ext. 303

Mar. 14

PHFO statement on prioritizing of SNAP benefits

In response to Governor Kitzhaber’s March 12 direction to state agencies to continue the "Heat and Eat” program

Jan. 31

State Policy

Check out our 2013 legislative priorities!

The federal government sets national public policy. Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon works closely with national advocacy partners to achieve federal-level policy changes that can help Oregonians put food on the table.

Policies that Address Hunger

A few policies that play a large role in addressing and preventing hunger are:

The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (aka The Farm Bill). Provides funding for SNAP (the food stamp program).

Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act. Provides funding for child meal programs (school meals, Summer Food, WIC, etc.)

TANF Block Grant Reauthorization: Provides block grants to states to assist very-low-income families with children through TANF.

Contact Oregon's Congressional Members

There are several ways to contact your Representative or Senator to let them know that ending hunger is important to you.

RESOURCES & TOOLS

Reports

Sep. 19

Legislative Session Wrap-Up Reports

Read highlights from previous Oregon state legislative sessions.