all persons have the right to be free from hunger
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The Plan

- 2017-18 Plan to End Hunger -

Economic stability is the most effective permanent solution to hunger and food insecurity. If all working families and individuals earned enough to meet basic expenses, the need for food assistance and other social services would be dramatically reduced. Oregonians also need savings to carry them through difficult times. When people are economically stable, they can rebound more quickly when faced with an economic crisis.

Long Term Recommendations:

  • Support accessibility of living wage jobs for all Oregonians through effective pathways for work readiness and practical supports for workers.
  • Ensure reforms to Oregon’s tax and revenue policy that result in a system that is stable, non-regressive and sustainable.
  • Strengthen programs that help offset living expenses, such as housing and childcare, for low- and fixed- income Oregonians.
  •  Connect all Oregonians to healthcare and strengthen medical-based interventions to address hunger. 
People who fall on hard times face the challenge of making ends meet until their circumstances turn around. Some Oregonians, such as seniors on a fixed income and people living with a disability, will face this challenge each month. Strong nutrition support programs can respond to those who need immediate and ongoing support to avoid hunger.

Long Term Recommendations:

  • Ensure all Oregonians can access food assistance when they need it. Improve outreach and delivery of federal food programs to underserved groups, such as people with disabilities, seniors, immigrants, rural residents and people who are homeless.
  • Increase the capacity of the federal child nutrition programs to ensure year-round access to nutritious food.
  • Expand healthy food options and nutrition education throughout the food assistance safety net.