2018 Impact Report

In 2018, Hunger-Free Oregon hosted listening circles statewide; lifted up our voices on state and local ballot measures; and welcomed new staff and board members.We strengthened our commitment to racial justice and equity, striving to center the voices of those most impacted by hunger.

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We envision an Oregon where everyone is healthy and thriving, with access to affordable, nutritious and culturally appropriate food. To bring our vision into reality:

We raise awareness about hunger.

Trained health care staff about SNAP to increase access for patients.

Graduated 6 fellows from the Hunger-Free Leadership Institute.

Connected with hundreds of Oregonians  at Bake to End Hunger, the Hunger-Free Kids Luncheon, and Feast Portland.

We connect people to nutrition programs.

Partnered with Portland Community College to increase access to SNAP for college students, who have higher than average rates of hunger.

Partnered with communities statewide to support summer meal programs at 132 sites, feeding 5,000 children daily, on average.

We advocate for systemic changes.

Advocated with coalition partners on state and local ballot measures that would impact Oregonians experiencing hunger – passing affordable housing and defeating measures that didn’t promote equity and justice.

Launched the Hunger-Free Schools Campaign. Every child in Oregon deserves access to healthy, affordable school meals, regardless of ability to pay.

Engaged 75 Oregonians at the Hunger-Free Day of Action.


In 2019, we are looking forward to:

  • Advocating for Hunger-Free Schools in the legislative session
  • Building relationships with new schools and communities to increase access to food
  • Lifting up proven solutions to hunger to create a hunger-free state
  • And much more!