You are powerful. Add your voice to our campaigns to create a Hunger-Free Oregon.

JOIN OUR ADVOCACY EFFORTS

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

Fight SNAP cuts that will affect every Oregon community

A new proposal from the Trump administration would take food away from 3.1 million people across the U.S., including many families, seniors, and people with disabilities. This change would immediately cut an estimated 66,000 Oregonians off food assistance from SNAP, while also making it harder for kids to get school meals and add red tape and inefficiency to a program that is working well.

Raise your voice to protect food assistance for tens of thousands of families across Oregon and let the Trump administration know this is a bad proposal that would increase hunger in our state. They have to listen to us–submitting a public comment is the best way to make your voice heard. The 60-day comment window is now open through September 23.

Learn more and submit your comment

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

View Recap

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.

Read More

E-News Sign Up

Receive monthly updates and action alerts.

Connect with us

Join us in ending hunger

Donate