The Oregon Faith Roundtable Against Hunger Manual

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.

Robert Zager

Bob graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2003 with a double major in Mechanical Engineering and Political Economy. He led a student service trip to Guatemala and participated in service trips to Ghana and New Mexico. Bob spent a summer in Ghana as an intern for the Missouri … Read more

Sarah Garrett

Sarah, a New Jersey native, graduated from Wellesley College in 2003 with a degree in Urban Studies and a concentration in Education.  She has been active in a variety of community issues, including tutoring under-performing elementary school students and residents of a Family Shelter in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  During a semester … Read more

David Pedulla

David graduated from Boston College in the spring of 2004 with a degree in history.  He has worked to combat hunger and homelessness at Haley House, a multi-service organization for homeless men in Boston, and through an internship as an organizer on issues of transportation and racial justice.  He also … Read more

Erin Hoekstra

A native Memphian, Erin graduated from Rhodes College with a double major in English and anthropology/sociology.  She organized a student-run meals program that utilized food salvage from the campus cafeteria and served as the Hunger and Homelessness Coordinator.  For two summers she interned at the National Coalition for the Homeless … Read more

Matthew Lewis

12th Class, 2005-2006 Field Placement: Oregon Food Bank (Portland, OR) Matt established a sustainable structure for two advocacy committees in the Portlandarea, one consisting of direct-service providers, and the other of their clients. Both committees partner with the Oregon Food … Read more

Lauren Forbes

12th Class, 2005-2006 Field Placement: Children First of Oregon (Portland, OR) Lauren conducted research that documented the link between the high cost of child care and food insecurity in Oregon.  Her project employed both quantitative and qualitative methods, including statistical … Read more

The Cost of Child Care

The Cost of Child Care explores family financial stability by focusing on the affordability of child care.  The report uses Oregon Food Bank survey data to correlate families that incur high child care costs with the incidences of food insecurity. … Read more

Kelly Meredith

15th Class, 2008-2009 Field Placement: Oregon Child Development Coalition (Portland, OR) Kelly completed a statewide assessment of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for child care providers in Oregon. Through a series of surveys and in-depth interviews with … Read more

Eileen Hyde

15th Class, 2008-2009 Field Placement: Oregon Hunger Relief Task Force (Portland, OR) Eileen strengthened the capacity of federal child nutrition programs in Oregon by helping to develop a grant process that distributes funds to program sites and sponsors. She also … Read more

Lindsay Guge

16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: Oregon Child Development Coalition (Portland, OR) Lindsay studied family child care providers’ participation in the Child and Adult Care Food program (CACFP) and highlighted success stories in Oregon, focusing on promoting program enrollment and retention … Read more