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 new 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 is a clear set of objectives and a focus on three goals: pursuing equity, building the anti-hunger movement and strengthening the capacity of our organization.

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!

Strategic Plan [PDF, 2MB]

Annual Report

Together with our partners, we help to raise awareness about hunger, connect people to nourishing food, and advocate for change. You can read more, along with a full list of our incredible supporters, in our full 2017 Annual Report. Below is a snapshot of what we accomplished together last year.

10,775

10,775

Kids connected to breakfast

We partnered with 81 Oregon schools to boost School Breakfast participation. Collectively, these schools served 178,000 school breakfasts in November alone and increased access to the program for 1,300 students.

2,765

Kids connected to summer nutrition

Kids Connected to Summer Nutrition

Through our Summer Meals Support Fund grants, we supported 18 communities that were able to serve 143,480 summer meals, provide learning activities and build community.

55,500+

Oregonians connected

with information about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to strengthen a stable and reliable connection to food.

55,500+

First 12-Member

cohort of our Hunger-Free Leadership Institute graduated.

First 12-member cohort of our Hunger-Free Leadership Institute graduated.

This fall we welcomed a second cohort of leaders, building a community of support among 7 amazing women as they call for justice and equity in their communities.

we won state legislative changes

we won state legislative changes

that help Oregonians put food on the table, including an additional $1.2 million for local fruits and vegetables for seniors and families participating in WIC! Advocacy helped preserve programs facing funding cuts, such as Farm to School and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

Thanks to everyone who made this progress possible in 2017.

Help end hunger-join us by taking action this year!

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