Hunger-Free Schools

Every Child Deserves a Healthy Start to Life

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School meals help kids learn, grow and thrive.

Kids who eat breakfast at school do better on tests, attend class more often, and are more likely to graduate.

The Hunger-Free Schools Campaign seeks to develop policy recommendations and win legislative change in 2019. Together, we can make every school a hunger-free school.

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Anti-Hunger Movement

All people have the right to be free from hunger.

Yet one in seven households in Oregon face a challenge to put food on the table. Because of historical injustices like racism and misogyny, people of color and women are disproportionately denied that right. Renters in Oregon are more likely to experience hunger than homeowners, and are more hungry than renters in the rest of America.

It doesn’t have to be this way. We believe in overcoming social inequities with targeted resources and policies. We center our work around the lived experiences of people facing food insecurity. Together with many partners – and you – we win changes to bring us closer to the vision of a hunger-free Oregon.

Policy priorities

Learn more about our policy change agenda and how you can raise your voice effectively for change.

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Hunger-Free Leadership Institute

The Hunger-Free Leadership Institute (H-FLI) is an eight-month training program that works to end hunger in Oregon by building, strengthening, and supporting community leaders. The application period is now closed.

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Hunger-Free Schools

Every child deserves a healthy start in life. School meals help kids learn, grow, and thrive. The Hunger-Free Schools Campaign seeks to develop policy recommendations and win legislative change in 2019 to put Oregon on the path toward becoming the leader in ensuring every child is well nourished at school.

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Oregon Hunger Task Force

Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon convenes the Oregon Hunger Task Force. The Task Force was created by the State Legislature to act as a resource within government and as a statewide advocate for Oregonians who are hungry or at risk of hunger. It works collaboratively with stakeholders throughout Oregon to compile research, develop proposals for government action, and coordinate anti-hunger services at the state level. Explore the Task Force’s current Plan to End Hunger as well as the most current research on the status of food insecurity in Oregon at OregonHungerTaskForce.org

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Join Us in Ending Hunger

Join Us in Ending Hunger

Together, we can end hunger in Oregon
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Hunger-Free Leadership Institute

The Hunger-Free Leadership Institute works to end hunger in Oregon by building, strengthening, and supporting community leaders.

The Hunger Free Leadership Institute (H-FLI) is a leadership development opportunity for emerging community leaders with lived experience of hunger to gain access to skills and experiences to change anti-hunger policy.

With an emphasis on community organizing, equity, and racial and social justice, H-FLI’s purpose is to provide a dedicated space and resources that integrate the leadership, expertise, and insight of people who have experienced hunger or poverty into hunger-prevention programs and policy.

Participants in H-FLI sharpen their skills to lead grassroots efforts uncovering and addressing hunger in Oregon through:

  • Leading community organizing actions and events;
  • Personal reflection and group participation;
  • Networking with professionals in the anti-hunger and advocacy communities; and
  • Planning and completion of an applied team project.

A stipend of up to $1000 is provided for program participation, and participants are reimbursed for program-related costs such as hosting a house gathering. Meals and childcare are provided at trainings and meetings.

The Hunger-Free Leadership Institute is on hiatus until Fall 2019. Check back to learn about opportunities for community members with lived experience hunger to get involved in our work.

H-FLI Advisory Council

The Hunger-Free Leadership Institute is guided by an Advisory Council who evaluates, plans, and recruits for H-FLI.

Alison DeLancey

H-FLI Alumni

Beatriz Gutierrez

H-FLI Alumni

Brian Park

OHSU Richmond Clinic

Chloe Eberhardt

PHFO Staff

Chris Baker

PHFO Staff

Jackie Leung

H-FLI Alumni

Jen Carter

H-FLI Alumni

Jen Turner

Oregon Food Bank

Joshua Thomas

H-FLI Alumni

Kirstin Juul

H-FLI Alumni

Michelle Harreld

NorthStar Clubhouse

Peter Lawson

Oregon Food Bank - Southeast Oregon Services

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