Call to Action

Contact: Robyn Johnson

Public Policy Manager

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

Ending Hunger is Possible - Oregon Has a Plan

Beneath Oregon’s beauty lies a problem: hunger. In recent years, more than a half million Oregonians have struggled to get enough food to eat. Hunger and food insecurity have serious consequences, both for those who experience them and communities that must respond.

At its root, hunger is a symptom of a lack of sufficient income to pay for basic expenses. It is also an indicator of systemic issues in our economy that put a heavier financial burden on many working Oregonians.

Hunger is preventable and solvable. The plan, Ending Hunger Before It Begins: Oregon’s Call to Action (PDF, 1.3 MB) and its three goal areas are designed to guide Oregon’s collective efforts.

1st Goal: Increase economic stability for people, communities, and the state.
2nd Goal: Cultivate a strong regional food system.
3rd Goal: Improve the food assistance safety net.

Read the full plan

Executive Summary (PDF, 1.3 MB)
Full Plan (PDF, 1.3 MB)
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Jan. 31

2013 Annual Report

Your support helped in many ways last year!

Jan. 25

Poverty Guidelines

Guidelines were published in January.

Sep. 5

Hunger Rates in Oregon and Other States

How many people are hungry? Read the latest USDA Report.

Feb. 10

Food Program Use in Your County

Details on the use of federally funded nutrition programs among Oregon counties, and the level of untapped federal resources.

Feb. 1

Who is Vulnerable to Hunger in Oregon? PDF 209 KB

January 2010. Written by Mark Edwards, Associate Professor of Sociology, Oregon State University.

Feb. 1

Understanding Food Insecurity and "Hunger" in Oregon PDF 158 KB

January 2010. Written by Mark Edwards, Associate Professor of Sociology, Oregon State University.

Dec. 30

Act to End Hunger: 2008 Update PDF, 452 KB

Progress made on the 40 action items through 2008.