Blog: 2009 - 2013


Media Inquiries: Jessica Chanay

Events: Shauna Petchel

Suggestions: News Story, Event

Aug. 28

SNAP Participation Across Oregon - New Report!

View SNAP participation in your county.

Mar. 17

Join us for a screening of A Place At The Table this Thursday, March 20

PHFO and the Master Gardeners Association present "A Place At The Table" 

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

2013 Annual Report

Your support helped in many ways last year!

Jan. 28

Farm Bill Conference Report

Congressional committee passes $8.6-billion cut to food assistance program

Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon calls on Oregon’s federal delegation to vote against the final bill.

Oct. 23

SNAP benefits reduced November 1, 2013

All households will see SNAP benefits reduced as ARRA boost expires.

Oct. 1

Government Shutdown: What does it mean for you?

Get the latest updates about the impacts to nutrition and income support programs. 

Take action: Share your story about how the shutdown is affecting you.

Sep. 25

Job opening: Communications Manager

Apply by October 9th!

Sep. 20

House votes to cut $40 billion from SNAP

If legislation moves forward, thousands of Oregonians will lose food assistance.

Sep. 18

Host a movie screening of A Place at the Table

Help us raise awareness about hunger.

Sep. 12

Feast Portland highlights anti-hunger efforts

Attend a movie screening, listen to a hunger panel, and eat delicious food to help raise awareness about hunger and support our work

Sep. 4

USDA releases new food security report

Oregon's hunger rate remains high as economy slowly recovers

Jul. 7

Volunteer With Us

We can all make a difference in the fight against hunger! There are many ways to get involved in your local community.

Apr. 19

Mid-session Legislative Update 2013

Read updates on the bills we are tracking.

Apr. 8

Ways & Means Committee - public hearings 2013

Oregon Legisature to hold hearings in Eugene, Ashland, Bend, Hermiston, Portland, Tillamook and Salem

Feb. 12

Forums to discuss hunger among Oregonians 50+

Check out details on past and upcoming forums in partnership with AARP Oregon!

Jan. 17

Press Release: More children in Oregon getting breakfast at school

Further progress is imperative to ensure a healthy start.

Nov. 19

Feast Portland Cooks up Big Success

Culinary event raises $46,000 to help end child hunger

Nov. 13

Become a Partner

We envision an Oregon where everyone is healthy and thriving, with access to affordable, nutritious and culturally appropriate food.

Nov. 12

Call to Action

Read our updated plan to find out what you can do.

Sep. 19

Press release: Groundbreaking event helps address child hunger PDF 101KB

Ticket sales from the festival will support Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon and Share Our Strength

Sep. 5

Press release: Oregon's Hunger rate high, but begins to budge PDF, 107KB

USDA releases latest hunger report showing small improvement in Oregon. Good news in jeopardy as SNAP cuts loom in Congress.

Aug. 20

Back to School!

Learn about school meal programs.

Jun. 8

Op-Ed: Food stamps work PDF 95KB

The Oregonian: Food stamps work to fill the country's hunger gap with healthy policy

May. 30

E-Newsletter Archive

Looking for past e-newsletters from Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon?

Jan. 14

Oregon children starting day on empty PDF 54.19KB

School Breakfast Program can help!

Sep. 23

USDA recognizes Oregon's SNAP program

Agriculture secretary announces bonus awards for states achieving outstanding, timely nutritional assistance.

Jul. 6

Assessment of S. 3370 PDF, 129 KB

Jul. 6

Assessment of H.R. 5504 PDF, 129 KB

Jun. 14

Oregonian: Child hunger game clock ticking down

On Sunday, June 13th, David Sarasohn from the The Oregonian wrote about the importance of adequate funding and a strong child nutrition reauthorization bill in "Child hunger game clock ticking down."

Return to Child Nutrition Reauthorization page

Jun. 10

House committee releases CNR bill

The House Committee on Education & Labor released a bill today for child nutrition reauthorization called the "Improving Nutrition for America's Children Act of 2010."

Jun. 8

SNAP/Food Stamp Recipients can use EBT at Rite Aid

Rite Aid Stores nationwide now accept EBT cards.

Jun. 8

SNAP/Food Stamps and LIHEAP Require Minimal Cost from Counties

Why these important programs are not "unfunded mandates."

May. 24

News-Review Douglas County: Funding sought for DC nutrition programs

John Sowell at The News-Review, Douglas County, Oregon, covers child nutrition reauthorization in a front-page article entitled Funding sought for DC nutrition programs.

May. 17

Mail Tribune: Congress should reauthorize child nutrition programs and increase funding

The Mail Tribune, southern Oregon's new source, published an editorial on child nutrition reauthorization: Congress should reauthorize child nutrition programs and increase funding.

May. 17

Oregonian: Feeding U.S. kids better now coming into season

David Sarasohn at The Oregonian published an editorial about Child Nutrition Reauthorization entitled: Feeding U.S. kids better now coming into season

May. 10

New Ordinance makes City of Portland an Afterschool Sponsor

City Council passes Ordinance.

Apr. 2

FRAC Provides Analysis of Nutrition Programs in President’s Budget

Food Research & Action Center, February 1, 2010

Apr. 2

Nearly 20 Percent of Families Report Food Hardship

The New York Times, January 26, 2010

Apr. 1

Bill moves out of Senate committee

March 24th, 2010

Mar. 18

Help your clients learn about their eligibility for services

Oregon Helps launches a new and improved site.

Mar. 2

Big Solutions Needed for America's Unemployment Program

The New York Times, January 5, 2010

Mar. 2

Congress should make SNAP boost permanent

Pottstown Mercury, December 29, 2009

Mar. 2

WIC Includes More for Fruits and Vegetables

The Washington Post, January 7, 2010

Mar. 2

SNAP/Food Stamps are Only Income for Millions During Recession

The New York Times, January 3, 2009

Feb. 22

Our New Look

The Oregon Hunger Task Force and Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon have launched a new website and logo in collaboration with Insite Web Publishing and Lift Communications.

Feb. 11

Taste of the Nation 2010

We are proud to be a beneficiary of this great culinary event!

Feb. 11

2010 Legislative Agenda

Our highest priorities for the February 2010 state legislative session.

Jan. 25

Poverty has negative effect on lifespan (Business Week)

New study shows poverty, poor education shave years off life span.

Jan. 21

School Breakfast Bill Passes

A plan to reduce hunger among schoolchildren by offering 50,000 working-class kids a free breakfast at school won approval from the legislature during the 2009 Oregon legislative session.

Dec. 30

Back to School Lists Should Include Food

Child nutrition programs help children take full advantage of their education.

Dec. 29

Governor's Letter to Summer Food Sponsors PDF

Governor Kulongoski encourages communities to support Summer Food sites that feed kids.

Dec. 19

City of Portland fills critical gap in services for children

4,000 meals were served to children from low-income families.

Nov. 4

Researchers find Rural Poor have Barriers to Healthy Eating

A new report from Oregon State University.

Oct. 23

OSU takes an in-depth look at hunger in Oregon

A new report from Oregon State University seeks to understand the hidden causes and consequences of hunger in our state.