Amy received her B.A. in global economics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. After graduation, she served as an AmeriCorps Farm to School Nutrition Educator and Liaison in six Madison Metropolitan Elementary Schools. She then followed her desire to be more hands-on in the classroom and moved to northwest … Read more
In 1988, Interagency Food Bank and Oregon Food Share merged to become Oregon Food Bank, which distributed USDA Commodity Supplemental … Read more
Oregon Child Development Coalition (OCDC) is dedicated to improving the lives of children and families by providing early childhood education, … Read more
FOOD for Lane County is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit food bank founded in 1984 and dedicated to reducing hunger by … Read more
Our Children Oregon (formerly Children First For Oregon) safeguards the next generation of young people by bringing together advocates, policymakers, … Read more
The Status of Low-Income Seniors in Eugene, Oregon shares results and analysis of a survey designed to better understand the state of hunger and poverty among low-income seniors in Eugene so that service providers can address the problems, and craft … Read more
Food Policy Councils: Practice and Possibility reports on the role of Food Policy Councils in the Community Food Security movement, which build and support partnerships among anti-hunger, sustainable agriculture, nutrition, and private sector stakeholders to create hunger-free communities.
Overcoming Barriers to Access of Federal Food Programs is a report on the utilization of federal food programs and a corresponding set of fact sheets exploring barriers to program access and possible solutions in three Oregon counties.
Advocating for Change is a step by step guide for food banks on how to form anti-hunger advocacy committees in their communities. It contains detailed information about what is needed to successfully form an advocacy committee, useful tools to facilitate … Read more
The Oregon Faith Roundtable Against Hunger Manual is a detailed toolkit that provides information to newly-established roundtables about how to conduct outreach, facilitate meetings, and train advocates on the root causes of hunger.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts from Wheaton College in Massachusetts where she studied Cultural Anthropology with a concentrated interest in societal meanings in food customs.