Oregon Food Bank

In 1988, Interagency Food Bank and Oregon Food Share merged to become Oregon Food Bank, which distributed USDA Commodity Supplemental … Read more

Our Children Oregon

Our Children Oregon (formerly Children First For Oregon) safeguards the next generation of young people by bringing together advocates, policymakers, … Read more

Overcoming Barriers to Access of Federal Food Programs

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

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

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

Matt is a 2005 graduate of Dartmouth College with a degree in history and minors in government and Japanese.  He worked as a policy analyst for the Vermont and New Hampshire Legislatures, where he completed a comparative analysis of No Child Left Behind policies in both states.  He also served … Read more

Lauren Forbes

Lauren graduated from Vassar College in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and correlate sequences in Economics and Philosophy.  As one of Vassar’s Community Action coordinators, Lauren facilitated student volunteerism in youth and women’s services for two years.  She also worked for campaign finance reform with Democracy … Read more