Match your SNAP benefits at Oregon Farmers Markets


Oregon farmers’ market season is here! This means you can access excellent local produce in your…

Bake to End Hunger: An Event to Remember!


THANK YOU! To all the sponsors, donors, vendors, volunteers, and guests-we are so grateful for your…

Bake to End Hunger: The Reason Behind the Event


Chefs think about food all day, every day–as they cook scrumptious treats, eat, share their…

Addressing Food Insecurity on College Campuses


This Spring, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon partnered with Portland Community College (PCC) to…

Joint Statement: House Farm Bill would Increase Hunger in Oregon


Organizations across Oregon are calling on U.S. Representatives to reject a Farm Bill that was…

Announcing Bake to End Hunger 2018!


Imagine… More than 30 amazing Oregon chefs and restaurants in one room sharing their culinary…

Harsher SNAP time limits will hurt Oregonians. Here’s what you can do to resist.


Everyone is better off when people facing hard times have access to food.

Oregon’s 2018 Legislative Session is Over: Victories, Missed Opportunities, and Next Steps.


Oregon's 2018 "short" legislative session came to a close on Saturday, March 3.

Social Responsibility and Business


Nearly 70 supporters attended an invited fundraising lunch last week to address food insecurity in…

Pizza on Earth 2017 was a success!


Wow! Holy pepperoni! Who knew that your love for pizza combined with generous pizzeria owners would…

Oregon Schools Connect More Kids to Breakfast


We are pleased to announce the winners of 2017 November School Breakfast Challenge.

Happy New Year from PHFO!


What are you looking forward to in 2018? What do you enjoy about your work? Before closing for a…

Why We’re Endorsing Measure 101 – Yes for Healthcare!


No one should be forced to choose between going to the doctor and paying for food.

We’re in Give! Guide


We are in Willamette Week Give! Guide this year! So many thanks to our generous sponsors Think Real…

Oregon Schools Step Up to the Breakfast Challenge


Coming to school on an empty stomach is no way to start a successful school day. For many kids that…

Cambia Health Solutions: Partnerships to End Childhood Hunger!


Every year when school starts up, Oregon’s kids are back learning, and for many, enjoying the most…

Feast Portland 2017 – the best yet?


For the sixth year, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon acted as the charitable beneficiary for Feast…

Application Assistance Volunteers connect seniors to SNAP!


A few months ago, we put a call out for volunteers to “help end senior hunger” and connected with…

The 2017 Legislative Session is over. Here’s where we stand.


The 2017 Oregon state legislative session is over.

Summer Meals and Fun at Gresham Library


Wednesday, July 12 was a warm, sunny afternoon at the Gresham Library as kids and families gathered…

Timbers Star visits Summer Meals Site


On Friday, June 23, Portland Timbers and U.S. Men’s National Team player, Darlington Nagbe visited…

Vic’s Journey from Skipping Meals to Feeding Others


I grew up with a father who worked hard every day and a mother who stayed home to care for the…

Celebrating the first H-FLI Cohort!


This past weekend, 12 Hunger-Free Leadership Institute Fellows gathered in Columbia Park in North…

Congratulations 2017 Summer Meals Support Fund Recipients!


From Ontario in the east to Depoe Bay in the west, and from Stanfield in the North to Lakeview in…

Stretch SNAP Benefits at Oregon Farmers Markets


Buying locally grown summer crops may seem out of reach for many SNAP recipients, but it does not…

Trump Budget Would Make America Hungrier Again


For more than four decades, there has been a strong bipartisan consensus that when it comes to…

Kristin’s Story on Survival and Opportunity


My life changed when my daughter was born, and then again when she was six months old and I became…

Pizza on Earth


Mmmmm. Pizza. Think of it. Cornmeal crust. Sourdough crust. Thin crunchy crust.

Summer Meals: Serving One Another


Zachary Mossbarger started volunteering with the Forest Grove School District’s summer meal program…

Joshua’s Story on the Path to Advocacy


It was not until I started volunteering at Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon that I discovered my…

How Stories Ground Us to Work for Equity


On March 28, 2017, we took the Capitol by storm at the Hunger-Free Oregon Day of Action! By the…

Paid Family Leave Now


Paid Family Leave Means Dignity for Low and Middle-Income Families The United States is the only…

Jen’s Story on Gardening and Abundance


My great grandmother gardened out of necessity.

Child Hunger Conference Inspires Action


Annie Kirschner, Executive Director of Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon, kicked off the day with a…

Jackie’s Story on Parenting and Food


I understand the shame and relief of dealing with hunger.

SNAP online pilot will increase food access


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has selected seven retailers in seven states for a pilot…

SNAP Time Limits Hit Another County


Do you remember this time last year when some SNAP recipients in Multnomah and Washington Counties…

Paul’s Story on Hunger and Hope


About a year ago, I found myself living on the streets in Portland, not sure where life would bring…

The Oregon We Know


On Wednesday, November 9, 2016, I think it is safe to say that we all woke up to an America that…

Finding Food Security in Portland


“...food affects all aspects of our life...we don’t recognize it is taking a toll on these other…

Two Actions You Can Take Right Now


Dear Friends, We, like many of you, have been reflecting on what the recent election results mean…

Breakfast Challenge Launches!


The second annual November School Breakfast Challenge launches on November 1, 2016! We're excited…

H-FLI Underway


I'm excited to announce that the Hunger-Free Leadership Institute is underway! On October, 1, all…

Learn about SNAP Online


The SNAP Outreach team here at PHFO is excited to announce a new addition to our training toolbox!

Strategic Plan 2016-18


Dear Partners, This has been a year of celebration, change and looking forward.

Meet the new H-FLI Fellows!


This weekend, we launch the inaugural cohort of Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon's Hunger-Free…

Hunger Still High in Oregon


We got some bad news this week, and there isn't really any way to sugarcoat it.

Welfare Reform and Immigrant Hunger


Welfare Reform at 20: Only six states have partially restored food assistance for immigrants.…

Hunger is an Equity Issue


Hunger harms us all as a society, but it impacts some of us in Oregon far more than others.

On April 1st, Thousands of Oregonians Will Lose Food Assistance. Here’s What You Need to Know


Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a…

Watch our video: who we are and why we exist


In 2016, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon celebrates 10 years of ending hunger in Oregon!

Black Panthers’ Breakfast Program


You may be aware that the USDA implemented the School Breakfast Program in 1975, but did you know…

Victory for Oregon’s kids and “Breakfast After the Bell”


June 19, 2015 -- Starting this fall, more kids across Oregon will be able to start the school day…

This Thursday, #snap4SNAP!


This Thursday, October 30th, celebrate 50 years of SNAP by posting, tweeting and instragraming…

Report: SNAP Participation Rates in Oregon


Today's Oregonian featured a story about our just released 2013-14 SNAP participation report.

50th Anniversary of First Food Stamp Act


This month marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the original Food Stamp Act by President…

2014 Child Hunger Prevention Roadshow


Friday, April 11th, McMinnville at the Hotel Oregon. Registration is closed for this event. Join us…