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

Learn has long been the first word in our tagline–Learn, Advocate, Connect. Convening listening sessions around the state is an important part of our work. In 2018, our listening led us to new places:

Hunger-Free Schools Campaign–a big dream to ensure every student has enough to eat.

Plan to End Hunger–ending hunger requires more than just access to food. College Hunger initiative.

SNAP Advisory Board.

New partnerships.

Revamped events.

You can read more, along with a full list of our incredible supporters, in our full 2018 annual report.

90,834

90,834

Breakfasts served

Students who eat breakfast are proven do better in school. The 4th annual November School Breakfast Challenge pushed schools to make changes that increased access to breakfast. As a result, schools served an additional 13,625 breakfasts!

5,000

children fed last summer, on average, daily

children fed last summer, on average, daily

Hunger-Free Oregon awarded 86% of Summer Meal Support Fund grants to rural communities serving populations with the least access to summer food.

55,656

Oregonians connected

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

55,656

150 people

engaged on school meals.

150 people engaged on school meals.

Over the last year, we held 14 Listening Circles across the state, getting feedback from parents, students and teachers on school meals in their communities, including 4 in Spanish, 2 in Russian, 2 in Vietnamese.

For the first time,

we took clear and bold stances

we took clear and bold stances

on ballot measures, supporting investments in affordable housing, and opposing measures that were shamefully anti-immigrant or strived to expand corporate tax loopholes.

We advocated during the Oregon short legislative session on intersectional issues to reduce hunger. We continue to work hard to fight for changes in Salem that bring us closer to a hunger-free Oregon, including funding child care and paid family leave.

Thanks to everyone who made this progress possible in 2018.

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

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