To raise awareness of hunger, connect people to food programs, and advocate for systemic change to end hunger in Oregon.
Bottom Line for Portland
In 2015, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon increased access to nearly 10 million school meals for kids, connected 85,000 Oregonians to SNAP, and advocated for $28 million in work supports. This year, a School Breakfast Challenge boosted the number of kids eating breakfast in participating schools by 24 percent.
“Food is often the only flexible item in a budget, the one piece that families sacrifice when poverty is the problem. We look at what is behind food insecurity and work upstream to end hunger in Oregon.”—Annie Kirschner, PHFO executive director