Amy Matthews

In May 2002, Amy graduated from Xavier University in Ohio where she studied social work and peace studies.  Her vision for greater social justice springs from the inequity she has seen at home and abroad.  Amy’s experience includes working with homeless families in Cincinnati and in New York and working … Read more

Elizabeth Whelan

Elizabeth studied Poetry Writing and Religion at the University of Virginia. The summer after her first year of college, she returned to Zambia (where her family had lived for five years) to volunteer at an orphanage while compiling a photo-essay. Upon her return, she created a website to raise funds … Read more

Kim Bailey

Kim is a graduate of University of Oregon with a degree in Planning, Public Policy and Management. Committed to creating partnerships between people and organizations, she worked closely with the University of Oregon Community Outreach Partnership Center and local community agencies throughout her time at the university.

Chandra Kring

Chandra earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Evergreen State College with a focus in community studies and public policy.  She produced a documentary, “Homeless in Olympia,” that portrayed a group of homeless individuals’ fight against targeted ordinances.  She is also an active member of the Welfare Rights Organizing … Read more

Barrett Ebright

Barrett is a 2004 graduate of Willamette University, where she earned a BA in sociology.  Barrett has had academic and practical experience with both urban and rural issues: she served asa case manager for low-income housing residents in Chicago, and later as an Undergraduate Rural Poverty Research and Policy Fellow … Read more

Amanda Wagner

Amanda, a native of southeastern Pennsylvania, is a 2005 graduate of Franklin & Marshall College with a BA in Sociology and a minor in Women and Gender Studies.  She spent a semester in Sweden and another in Jamaica, where she conducted an independent study on the role of food and … Read more

Amber Herman

An Iowa native, Amber was a Harry S. Truman Scholar and a 2006 graduate of Iowa State University where she studied public service and administration in agriculture.  Amber represented Oxfam America at the G8 Summit in Scotland and at the 2005 United Nations Youth Assembly, served as a keynote speaker … Read more

Raquel Oriol

A native New Yorker, Raquel is a 2008 graduate of Kenyon College with a degree in anthropology.  On campus, she led various multi-cultural groups to promote cultural awareness and understanding.  Raquel has conducted qualitative research on the lives of domestic workers inPeru, studied in Honduras, and traveled throughout Latin America … Read more

Eric Hoffman

Originally from Maryland, Eric earned a degree in political science and a minor in environmental studies from St. Mary’s College of Maryland where he was a Nitze Scholar.  He was active in the Student Environmental Action Coalition, Maryland Votes, the Student Government Association, wrote his honors senior thesis on U.S. … Read more


The Economic Literacy Curriculum: A Facilitator’s Guide

The Economic Literacy Curriculum: A Facilitator’s Guide is a tool for community members and food bank staff for teaching family literacy classes and includes lesson outlines, sample lesson plans, materials, and other helpful resources to enhance learning experiences and empower … Read more