We raise awareness about hunger, connect children, families, and adults to nutrition programs, and advocate for systemic change to end hunger before it begins.
Web Site www.oregonhunger.org
In 2022 alone, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon connected over 142,000 Oregonians to essential information about accessing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). We worked alongside communities experiencing food insecurity to identify barriers and ensure their voices and experiences were heard.
Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon led the coalition expanding access to free school meals in the state in 2019. As a result, 37% more kids in food insecure families now qualify for free meals than in 2019. Now we are raising our voice alongside our partners to advocate for universal school meals for all K-12 students in Oregon. Because no kid should go hungry.
Last summer, Oregon families were served an average of 77,202 summer meals per day. With 20% of Oregon’s children living in households that do not qualify for federal nutrition assistance, these meals are an essential part of fighting child hunger in the state. But this is far fewer than the meals served during an average school day – It is important to close that gap by supporting more communities, raising awareness through outreach, and by reducing barriers to summer meals for kids and families. We are raising awareness about this program and how families can access nourishing food - and socialization - during the summer months.
Your support helps connect more Oregonians to nutrition safety-net programs and helps us advocate for Oregon families. Thank you.