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Advocacy is the most effective way to eliminate hunger and poverty in Oregon. We support and advocate for public policy that will increase economic stability, strengthen our food system and increase access to the food assistance safety net on the local, state and federal levels.

Current Actions

Oppose cuts to SNAP: don’t take food away from struggling Oregonians

A new proposed rule from the Trump Administration would make it harder for unemployed and underemployed workers to access food assistance when they have trouble finding steady work, taking food away from 755,000 people across the nation when they need it most. Tell the Trump Administration that there shouldn’t be a time limit on food for Oregonians facing hunger by submitting a comment by April 2.

State Policy

We advocate at the Oregon Capitol in Salem to uphold every Oregonians’ right to be free from hunger. Recognizing that hunger disproportionally affects people of color, women, kids, renters, college students and people in rural areas, we encourage the legislature to seize opportunities to create a path toward an equitable and Hunger-Free Oregon.

Here’s some things we’re working on leading up to the 2019 session:

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.

Renew and Raise the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC): Along with the Child Tax Credit, the EITC lifts 129,000 Oregonians out of poverty each year. But it could do even more. Oregon matches 8% of the federal credit (and 11% for families with kids under 3), and Oregon has the opportunity to raise that amount and lift more working families out of poverty in the 2019 session.

Read our 2018 State Legislative Recap

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Federal Policy

We advocate to protect and strengthen federal anti-hunger programs like SNAP, WIC, and School Meals. Read our response to the House Farm Bill proposal that would punish people looking for work.

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