SNAP Outreach

bag of groceries

Contact: Katie Furia

SNAP Outreach Manager

Email, (503) 595-5501 ext. 308

SNAP Helps Oregonians

Did you know that more than half of all Americans will use SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) at least once in their lifetime? Currently more than 800,000 Oregonians - 1 in 5 - receive SNAP. This impacts Oregon in 3 important ways:

  • It immediately puts food on the table
  • It stabilizes the family budget
  • It brings more than $1 billion federal tax dollars back into the state. Each $1 creates a $1.70 in local economic activity, helping to support local grocers and farmers

Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon (PHFO) works with local communities and statewide leaders to identify access barriers, implement new policies, and increase participation statewide. Our SNAP Outreach Steering Committee works to improve the program at many levels.  Our outreach coordinators travel across the state providing training, tools, and support to community partners.

PHFO has developed several successful strategies to increase participation of underserved populations, including seniors and students. Additional materials include brochures, fact sheets, powerpoint presentations and videos

Apply for SNAP: See if you are eligible and learn how to apply.

Get Program Assistance: Outreach support, presentations, and information for your community.



Aug. 28

SNAP Participation Across Oregon - New Report!

View SNAP participation in your county.

Sep. 4

USDA releases new food security report

Oregon's hunger rate remains high as economy slowly recovers

Jan. 25

Poverty Guidelines

Guidelines were published in January.

Apr. 24

Summer Grants Reports

Summer Challenge! and Business Hunger Initiative Reports

Apr. 6

Businesses Supporting Child Nutrition PDF, 15MB

Information on how businesses can support child meal programs during the 2011 summer break.

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.

Dec. 13

What is it like to apply for SNAP?

Secret shopping is a good way to find out.

Mar. 2

Video: About the Food Stamp Program (CBPP)

A video about the SNAP program (formerly food stamps) from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Dec. 29

SNAP Outreach Strategies to Reach Seniors

In 2008, PHFO began a pilot SNAP outreach project to reach seniors in Washington County.