Strategic Plan 2016-18

Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon has released our Strategic Plan for 2016-18.


Meet the new H-FLI Fellows!

This weekend, we launch the inaugural cohort of PHFO's Hunger-Free Leadership Institute (H-FLI), a group of seventeen Fellows that will study, reflect, and take action together toward ending hunger in Oregon.


Hunger Still High in Oregon

We just found out that Oregon is the only state in the nation to experience an increase in hunger. 


It's Almost Lunchtime

Wakan Alferes guest blogs about summer meals in the Home Forward community and our partnership to connect more kids to lunch, all summer long.


PHFO welcomes new staff!

In the last month, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon has welcomed three new staff onto the team: Celia Meredith, Steve Wytcherley and Yasmine Genena.


Welfare Reform and Immigrant Hunger

Welfare Reform at 20: Only five states have partially restored food assistance for immigrants. Oregon isn’t one of them.


Hunger is an Equity Issue

Food insecurity disproportionately impacts communities of color, recent immigrants, families with children and particularly households led by single mothers, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ community and people in rural areas of Oregon.

We simply won’t achieve our vision of a hunger-free Oregon, where everyone is healthy and thriving, without specifically focusing on preventing hunger for these groups of people.


Summer Meals and Summer Reading: Nourishing Kids at Stanfield Public Library

"Over the past couple of years I heard people mention the summer meal program in Hermiston and wished that we had one. When the email from the state library came around I thought, why not us?"

Cecili Longhorn and Susan Whelan of Stanfield Public Library discuss how they got a summer meals program started in their town - with determination, support from the community, and a little help from a PHFO Summer Meals Support Fund grant.


The Happiness of a Summer Lunch

By the third day of the summer meal program in Myrtle Point and Coquille, the number of kids coming to the meal sites had doubled.