Strategic Plan & Annual Report

We work with partners across the state to prevent hunger in Oregon.

Strategic Plan

We have a strong track record of influencing public policies to lift people out of poverty. Every year, we help connect thousands of children to healthy meals year-round and provide information to tens of thousands of Oregonians about SNAP. We train and equip local partners to find solutions to hunger in their own communities. We convene the formidable experts of the Oregon Hunger Task Force for collective action.

In developing our strategic plan, we heard from dozens of partners, volunteers and people we serve about how to best increase food security over the next two years.

The result was a clear set of objectives and a focus on two goals: pursuing equity, and building the anti-hunger movement.

In our pursuit of equity and justice, we reaffirm the founding declaration of the Oregon Hunger Task Force that “all persons have the right to be free from hunger” and recommit to work on behalf of those disproportionately denied that right. In the next two years, this means digging into the root causes of hunger, like racism, and shifting the way we advocate to include the leadership of those most impacted.

We appreciate the many supporters who help us achieve our mission and look forward to partnering with you!

Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to view our financials.

Strategic Plan

Annual Report

The past year has held so much for our community, from preparing for a long legislative session and building policy campaigns, to shifting into a new phase of the pandemic. We reached major milestones like the development of the Food for All Oregonians bill (SB 610), and the premiere of our new storytelling event, Nourish! Simultaneously, we faced the ongoing challenges of navigating unjust systems that are designed to hold power and prevent change. 

Through all of the highs and lows, we dove deeper into our commitment to remain in dialogue with our community. We listened to those most impacted by hunger and poverty and gathered input to shape better policies. Similarly, when changes in policy occured, we kept Oregonians informed, ensuring that our communities had the most up-to-date information on accessing food for themselves and their families.

Thank you for being a part of this important community conversation. It takes all of our staff, donors, volunteers, partners, advocates, and supporters to do this work.

Here’s to building power together and expanding equitable food access. The Oregon we hope to achieve is on the horizon.

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Oregonians connected to essential information about accessing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Additional training and support provided to all 7 public universities and 17 community colleges in Oregon.


more kids in food-insecure families now qualify for free meals than in 2019 due to the implementation of the Student Success Act.

On September 1st, more than 70 community members joined us for our premiere storytelling events, Nourish: The Stories of Justice That Feed Us.

Over $30,000 was raised to support our work, and 64% of attendees were new to our community.


Food For All

The Food For All Oregonians campaign will expand food assistance benefits to those currently excluded on the basis of immigration status.

The Food for All Oregonians coalition includes over 80 (and growing!) community-based organizations across Oregon.

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Our Financials

Financial statements and 990s: our fiscal year is July-June

CPA-Reviewed Financials:



990 (annual nonprofit IRS form)



Staff Biographies

Staff Biographies

Ames Kessler
Legislative Strategist
[email protected]
Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs

Ames Kessler
Legislative Strategist
[email protected]
Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs

Starting off as a music major at Montana State University, Ames quickly became interested in politics when introduced to a non-profit working towards LGBTQIA2S+ justice.

Since then, Ames has continued to be involved with social justice oriented projects and non-profits. Upon graduating, Ames left their home state of Montana to move to Portland, Oregon and started working with a local non-profit as the Leadership Development Director. Ames also has state government experience, serving as Chief of Staff to a State Representative and the Clackamas County Regional Field Director for Governor Kate Brown’s re-election campaign. Directly before joining the PHFO team, Ames worked at a women owned and led consulting firm and helped strategize campaign plans and statewide legislation.

In their role at Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon, Ames works with their colleagues state leaders to design legislation and policy that focuses on hunger related issues in Oregon.

Angelita Morillo
Policy Advocate
[email protected]
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Angelita Morillo
Policy Advocate
[email protected]
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Angelita joined Hunger Free Oregon’s Policy team in 2022. She is passionate about local government and ensuring that policy makers are led by the community they serve, and not the other way around.

Angelita moved from Paraguay to the United States as a child and her experiences growing up as an immigrant shaped and developed her interest in government and policy. She went on to study Political Science and Legal Studies, and worked in local government as Tribal Relations Policy Advisor and Constituent Services Specialist.

Charlie, a blonde nonbinary person, peaks their face out of a blue tent while camping in the forest.
Charlie Krouse
Community Organizer
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Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs

Charlie Krouse
Community Organizer
[email protected]
Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs

Charlie‘s career as an organizer started in reproductive justice work. They worked at Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon to run organizing events throughout Portland and went on to work as a campaign manager for large-scale state campaigns. Charlie has over nine years of direct community organizing experience and have worked directly with Oregonians to pass crucial climate legislation in the capitol with Our Climate Leaders.
Charlie developed a passion for anti-hunger, and their goal is to support Oregonians in direct community outreach. When not working Charlie loves hiking with their dog Marley, spending time with friends, and writing.

Chris Baker
Legislative Strategist
Administrator, Oregon Hunger Task Force
[email protected]
(503) 595-5501, ext. 313
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Chris Baker
Legislative Strategist
Administrator, Oregon Hunger Task Force
[email protected]
(503) 595-5501, ext. 313
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

As part of the Community Food Justice Team and Administrator for the Oregon Hunger Task Force, Chris helps create, coordinate, and support key initiatives and programs that engage with the community through leadership development, advocacy, organizing, and policy. Chris also co-facilitates the SNAP Client Advisory Board and manages our Hunger-Free Campuses work.

Chris identifies as a white, queer, cisgender woman who is dedicated to unlearning and disrupting the white supremacist systems that she, and her ancestors, have benefited from. Chris’s advocacy work and passion for social justice activism are rooted in her lived experience with situational poverty and food insecurity as a single mom. She believes our shared liberation is of utmost importance and it can happen through political advocacy, civic engagement, grassroots organizing, and community healing.

Outside of work, Chris practices activist-led grantmaking as a Grantmaker Board Member for Seeding Justice and lives on stolen land in the suburbs of Portland with her two grown boys, an absurd amount of houseplants, and two wacky dogs, all of which are the center of her universe.

David Wieland
Policy Advocate
[email protected]
(503) 595-5501, ext. 312
Pronouns: He/Him/His

David Wieland
Policy Advocate
[email protected]
(503) 595-5501, ext. 312
Pronouns: He/Him/His

After growing up in a small town in Washington, David learned how to organize when he couldn’t afford college. Fighting to expand access to education and support services turned into a life of fighting for the dignity and future of our neighbors all across the West, from youth-led projects in Alaska to agricultural communities in the Dakotas.

David joined Hunger-Free Oregon’s team in 2023. In his role, he develops equity-informed anti-poverty policies and issue campaigns, with a focus on the Federal Child Nutrition Programs (CNPs). In his free time, he enjoys learning how to cook new vegetables, bikepacking, and learning everything about the land.

Jacki Ward Kehrwald
Communications Lead
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Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Jacki Ward Kehrwald
Communications Lead
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Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Jacki has a passion for social justice, impactful design, and strategic thinking. She holds degrees in Anthropology and Gender Studies, and has spent over a decade in arts, nonprofits, and social justice spaces. She brings an intentional and community-centric approach to communications.

A Portland native, Jacki also enjoys hand-lettering, mini-farming, and circus arts.

Jaz Bias
Co-Executive Director
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Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs

Jaz Bias
Co-Executive Director, Team Support
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Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs

Jaz is an Afro-Caribbean, queer, non- binary – heart-centered – educator, activist, farmer, forager and herbalist. They have a rich history in food systems work and have deep reverence for land and the communities who have acted as life-giving stewards since time immemorial.

Jaz is coming into their role as the Team Support Co-Executive Director with almost a decade of immersive food access, food justice, education, and land sovereignty experience. Alongside many years of working as a farm and garden educator, an equity consultant, a community organizer, a food systems program coordinator and manager, and a farmer; Jaz currently runs an Herbal Medicine Shop and platform called Heart Space Healing – which centers accessible and affordable herbal grief medicines. Our free medicine shop provides free herbal medicine to folx that hold marginalized identities across the country. They also co-steward a homestead and sanctuary called Ground Down Homestead that centers access to land, education, rest, community connection and food for Black, Brown, Trans and Queer folx. Jaz sees great promise that the practices of ancestral reclamation, somatic integration, and community care will create a fulfilling foundation to support in our liberation and the liberation of the generations to come.

When not at work you can find Jaz under a canopy of old growth trees, by a river, with their berry- stained hands in the soil, and their nose in a book (that’s probably about plants).

Mara Hussey
Grants & Appeals Lead
[email protected]
(503) 595-5501
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Mara Hussey
Grants & Appeals Lead
[email protected]
(503) 595-5501 x300
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Mara joined Hunger-Free Oregon in 2022, bringing more than five years of experience in nonprofit fundraising and administration. She is passionate about supporting the sustainability and growth of organizations working collaboratively and collectively toward social change. Originally from Washington D.C., Mara worked with several organizations in New Orleans operating at the intersection of food, hospitality, and social justice, before moving to Portland in 2020. She is a recent graduate of the Certificate in Nonprofit Fundraising course at Willamette Valley Development Officers, and a firm believer in the power of organizational storytelling, community building, and community-centric fundraising principles.

When she’s not at work, you can find Mara making a mess in the kitchen or taking long walks with her partner and their dog.

Marianne Germond
Operations Lead
[email protected]
(503) 595-5501, ext. 306
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Marianne Germond
Operations Lead
[email protected]
(503) 595-5501, ext. 306
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Marianne directs operations for Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon, including, budgeting, finance, human resources, information and risk management, and staff resources.

When not doing all of the above, Marianne enjoys walks and exploring Oregon, especially any place with interesting plants or geology to learn about and appreciate.

Meg is a nonbinary person with short buzzed hair, wire-rimmed glasses and green earrings. They are wearing a black tank top and tattoos peak out of their sleeve.
Meg Schenk
Individual & Corporate Giving Lead
[email protected]
(458) 214-2530
Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs

Meg Schenk
Individual & Corporate Giving Lead
[email protected]
(458) 214-2530
Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs

Meg is a writer and development professional grounded in community-centric fundraising and the power of collective storytelling. They joined the team in 2023 after a recent move to direct their energy toward giving back to their hometown. Meg brings years of experience working in nonprofit arts administration in Chicago, New York, and along the West Coast, and holds a degree in English, Anthropology, and Theatre Arts from the University of Oregon as well as a Certificate in Nonprofit Fundraising from Portland State University and the People’s Nonprofit Accelerator.
When not at their desk or in the corner of a coffee shop, they might be kicking a soccer ball, sitting in a darkened theatre, or reading a book in the shade of a tree.

Sarah Weber-Ogden
Co-Executive Director -- Community Food Justice
[email protected]
(503) 595-5501
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Sarah Weber-Ogden
Co-Executive Director -- Community Food Justice
[email protected]
(503) 595-5501
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Sarah is passionate about aligning her labor with the work of collective liberation.  As the Community Food Justice Co-Executive Director, Sarah brings a richly diverse background in mutual-aide work, movement building, policy development, and nonprofit leadership to Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon.

Sarah’s history of liberation work includes aiding in resettling Iraqi refugees, consulting for nonprofit organizations up and down the West Coast, and co-founding Sunrise PDX. Sarah also served as the Director of Community Advocacy for Oregon House Rep. Zach Hudson’s office and in 2021 she secured ~$3M for a homeless services and workforce development hub in Rep. Hudson’s district.  She has also served as Chief of Staff to Rep. Lori Kuechler.

Sarah is a queer, cis, white mother to five children and spouse of an Emergency Room nurse. She is never outside of liberation work, but she is often outside – you may sometimes find her on her knees with a child on her lap examining a mushroom on the forest floor in the foothills of Wy’East.

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Together, we can end hunger in Oregon

Ending hunger in Oregon requires many partners!

Thank you to everyone who joins us in this community effort to reduce stigma of food assistance and fight for just policies that ensure every Oregonian has access to healthy, nourishing, and culturally appropriate food.

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Anti-Hunger Movement Partners



Children First for Oregon

Fair Shot for All

Familias en Acción

Oregon Center on Public Policy

Oregon Department of Human Services

Oregon Department of Education

Oregon Education Association

Oregon Food Bank

Oregon Law Center

Oregon Ready Coalition

Oregon School Nutrition Association (OSNA)

Oregon Student Association



Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Feeding America

Food and Research Action Center

National Immigration Law Center

Share Our Strength


Western Region Anti-Hunger Consortium

Thank you to everyone who is a Partner in ending hunger!

We couldn’t do this work without our individual partners who choose to make monthly or annual donations to sustain programs and advocacy. Thank you!

Become a Partner

Special thanks to our monthly donors!

See our 2021 Donor List

Learn how to be a partner

Interested in supporting our work? Contact Mara Hussey at [email protected] to discuss options!


Join Our Team!

Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon values the unique talents and diverse perspectives of our staff and board. We believe that each employee contributes directly to our success, and we take pride in our team. We believe that all of us can make a positive difference toward ending hunger in Oregon – that includes you! Please consider joining our team.

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Thank you for your interest!

Volunteer Opportunities

We do not currently have any open volunteer positions, but check our Events page for more information.

Note: We do not offer unpaid internships. We only accept interns if we are able to provide compensation. 

Winter Event Internship (paid)

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About Us

Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon is a tenacious state-wide advocacy nonprofit led by a committed board and passionate staff that embraces the values of equity, integrity and teamwork.

We envision an Oregon where everyone is healthy and thriving, with access to affordable, nourishing, and culturally appropriate food.

To bring that vision into reality, we raise awareness about hunger, connect people to nutrition programs, and advocate for systemic changes.

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Vision & Values

Together, we can end hunger in Oregon

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Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon envisions an Oregon where everyone is healthy and thriving, with access to affordable, nourishing, and culturally appropriate food.

To bring that vision into reality, we raise awareness about hunger, connect people to nutrition programs, and advocate for systemic changes.














Lived experiences: We listen closely to and raise up the voices and stories of people who directly experience hunger and poverty. 

Building Power: Communities are resilient and know what they need to thrive. We are committed to collectively organizing, advocating, and working in solidarity inside our communities to make the changes we need. 

Challenging Power: We build collective grassroots power to challenge and disrupt the existing power structures of white supremacy and oppression.

Accountability: We recognize and are responsible for our power and position. We will listen to feedback and criticism.

Social, racial, and economic justice: We are focused on achieving justice for all by dismantling historic and current systems of inequity and oppression that lead to hunger and poverty.

Land Acknowledgment

Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon gratefully acknowledges that our office and staff’s homes reside on the stolen land of the Multnomah, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Cowlitz bands of Chinook, Tualatin, Kalapuya, Molalla and the many other tribes who have stewarded this land. Throughout the state of Oregon, where we do our work, there are nine federally recognized tribes and at least ten tribes without federal recognition.

We are on this land today because of the colonization and genocide forced upon Indigenous people. Capitalism, white supremacy, and colonization continue to affect their descendants today. As an organization working to end hunger and poverty in Oregon, we must work toward our collective liberation from these systems of oppression.

We celebrate the vibrant cultures, contributions and diversity of the tribes in Oregon, and commit ourselves to fighting for Indigenous food sovereignty by paying an annual land tax, building and strengthening our relationships with Indigenous communities, and dedicating resources to Indigenous-led projects and campaigns.

Statement on Black Labor

Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon acknowledges that the United States was established on the labor of enslaved Black people; and that much of this nation’s culture and economic growth is built out of the systemized terror inflicted on Black people. This is not only the horrific acts of transatlantic trafficking and chattel slavery, which supported most industries in this nation’s first century, but a legacy that endures with new racist policies like segregation, Jim Crow, redlining and this nation’s unjust carceral system.

Racism has been entrenched in Oregon for nearly two centuries. When Oregon became a part of the U.S. in 1859, the state explicitly forbade Black people from living here, the only state to do so. In more recent times, many cities have taken on “urban renewal” projects, such as the construction of Legacy Emanuel Hospital in North Portland, that destroyed a center of Black community. The legacy of these policies have far reaching impacts, for example, hunger rates for Black Oregonians are disproportionately high, with 11.2% of Black residents experiencing hunger, as compared to 4.0% of white residents.  We celebrate Black community, art, food, literature, culture and joy as resistance to these systemic threats and violence.  Recognition of Black joy is not a negation of harm done, nor a way to romanticize struggle. Black joy is a survival mechanism created by and for Black people, and it lends all of us the political imagination required to create a better world. 

Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon recognizes the contribution and importance of Black Oregonians and commits to advocating for policies and providing resources to issue campaigns that further Black liberation and justice, like reparations and food sovereignty; and building relationships with and supporting Black-led organizations that are doing liberation work.


The Oregon State Legislature created the Oregon Hunger Task Force in 1989 in response to a statewide crisis. At that time, Oregon’s rates of hunger were among the highest nation-wide, and the legislature declared upon founding the Task Force that “all persons have the right to be free from hunger.”

Over the decades this diverse group of advocates, social service providers, state agencies and elected officials consistently pushed for policies, programs, research and investments to address the root causes of hunger. In 2006, the members of the Oregon Hunger Task Force founded a private nonprofit organization, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon, whose staff provide the capacity to help advocate for and implement the Task Force’s policy recommendations.

Since then, this unique public task force and private nonprofit have focused on addressing the root causes of hunger, while increasing access to food through policy change.

Find out what we accomplished last year

See our Annual Report


Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon values the unique talents and diverse perspectives of our board members and staff.

Board of Directors

Andrew Hogan, Chair

Street Roots

Donalda Dodson, Treasurer

Oregon Child Development Coalition

Tracey Henkels

Living Room Realty

Violeta Rubiani

Seeding Justice


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2023 Legislative Goals

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Updates on Pandemic EBT

The End of Bake

2018 Impact Report

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