Justin Weinstein-Tull

Justin earned a Bachelor of Science from Stanford University in Symbolic Systems (an interdisciplinary program combining Computer Science, Psychology, Philosophy, and Linguistics), and a Master of Arts in Modern Thought and Literature (another interdisciplinary major combining Literature, Philosophy, and Literary Theory).  He has worked with various community kitchens in the … Read more

Sarah Borron

Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts from Denison University in Ohio where she was an Environmental Studies major with a Religion Concentration.  At Denison, she led Alternative Break trips to address hunger in Washington, D.C. and co-founded the Denison International Relief Effort.

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

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

A native of North Carolina, Kelly graduated with high honors and phi beta kappa from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008 with degrees in Spanish and sociology.  She was a Carolina Covenant Scholar and worked with Habitat for Humanity and the Hunger and Homelessness Outreach Project. Kelly … Read more

Eileen Hyde

A native Vermonter, Eileen graduated with high honors from DePaul University in 2007 with a degree in international studies and a minor in community service.  She studied sustainable development and social change in Central America, completed a thesis on citizen participation in economic and development policy, and worked on a … Read more