all persons have the right to be free from hunger

About

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Made up of legislators, state agency representatives, and nonprofit and community leaders, the Oregon Hunger Task Force:

  • Researches, documents, and raises awareness about the extent of hunger in Oregon
  • Coordinates the provision of food and nutrition services across the state
  • Makes recommendations for government action for the alleviation of hunger

The Oregon Hunger Task Force was created by the State Legislature to act as a resource within government and as a statewide advocate for Oregonians who are hungry or at risk of hunger. The Task Force works collaboratively with stakeholders throughout Oregon to promote community awareness, compile research, develop proposals for government action, and conduct outreach to expand participation in federal nutrition programs.

 

Members of the Oregon Hunger Task Force

 

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Monthly Meeting RSVP
November 28, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Meals on Wheels People, Portland

Monthly Meeting RSVP
December 19, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Oregon State Capitol Building, Salem

Hunger on Campus: A Listening Session of the Oregon Hunger Task Force
January 23, 2018, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, University of Oregon, Eugene

Monthly Meeting RSVP
February 27, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Oregon State Capitol Building, Salem

Monthly Meeting RSVP
March 27, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Oregon State Capitol Building, Salem

Monthly Meeting RSVP
April 24, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Oregon State Capitol Building, Salem

Monthly Meeting RSVP
May 22, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Oregon State Capitol Building, Salem

Oregon Hunger Task Force - Listening Session
June 2018, Location TBD.

 

History

The Oregon Hunger Task Force (originally called The Oregon Hunger Relief Task Force) was created by the State Legislature in 1989 (ORS 458.532) to act as a resource within government and as a statewide advocate for Oregonians who are hungry or at risk of hunger. The Task Force works collaboratively with stakeholders throughout Oregon to promote community awareness, compile research, develop proposals for government action, and conduct outreach to expand participation in federal nutrition programs.  

When the Task Force was created, Oregon ranked high for hunger among states, and the legislature declared that

"All persons have the right to be free from hunger."

The 28-seat Task Force was directed to "serve as an advocate for hungry persons," studying the problem of hunger, making recommendations, and helping local communities implement changes.

In 2004, the Task Force gathered input from Oregonians across the state to develop its first five-year plan to address the root causes of hunger. The Act to End Hunger proved to be a critical organizing tool for anti-hunger advocates across the state. The urgency of the problem, and the opportunity for progress directed the members of the Oregon Hunger Task Force to launch a private non-profit organization (Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon) whose staff would directly support and help implement the recommendations of the Act to End Hunger.

Highlights from the 2010-2015 Ending Hunger Before It Begins: Oregon's Call to Action can be found here. The current 2017-18 plan can be found here.

Partners For A Hunger Free Oregon

Together with the Oregon Hunger Task Force, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon works to end hunger before it begins by addressing root causes. The two entities’ common goal is to build families' economic stability and food security so that all Oregonians have sufficient means and ready access to healthy and culturally appropriate food.

Contact The Oregon Hunger Task Force

Alison Killeen
Oregon Hunger Task Force Coordinator
Alison@oregonhunger.org
(503) 595-5501 x 305