Blog: Advocacy and Policy

Summer SNAP Trainings Across Oregon!

Are you interested in better understanding the ins-and-outs of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)? Do you want to speak more confidently to your clients, community members, friends, and neighbors about why SNAP is a helpful resource and how the application process works? 

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

The 2017 Oregon state legislative session is over. With your support—your calls, your emails, and your stories—we were able to accomplish a lot. But in a tough budget scenario, there were also significant missed opportunities. Here's what happened at the Oregon State Capitol for the advancement of a well-fed and economically stable Oregon...

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Applications are open for H-FLI!

Applications are open to apply for the 2017-2018 cohort of the Hunger-Free Leadership Institute (H-FLI).

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Vic's Journey from Skipping Meals to Feeding Others

HFLI Fellow '17 Vic Huston shares their motivation for for feeding people and preventing hunger, particularly our LGBT and transgender communities.

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Celebrating the first H-FLI Cohort!

Fellows share their reflections and key learnings as they look back on the Hunger-Free Leadership Institute's first year.

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Trump Budget Would Make America Hungrier Again

For more than four decades, there has been a strong bipartisan consensus that when it comes to hunger in America, we are all in this together. This proposal would end that consensus. No longer would there be a basic commitment in America that we are better off when everyone can afford basic nutrition.

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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! Read Alison's recap and why the day was a reaffirmation that we must listen to people with lived experience of food insecurity in order to end hunger in Oregon.

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Joshua's Story on the Path to Advocacy

Joshua Thomas, Hunger-Free Leadership Institute Fellow, shares his story of how he became passionate about addressing and ending hunger in Oregon. 

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Paid Family Leave Now

Jen's Story on Gardening and Abundance

Read H-FLI Fellow Jen Carter's story of her family's heritage in gardening, and how it supplied enough food even in hard times.

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