Field Partner

Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon

Portland, Oregon


Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon raises awareness about hunger, connects people to nutrition programs, and advocates for systemic changes to bring about an Oregon where everyone is healthy and thriving, with access to affordable, nutritious and culturally appropriate food.

The story of Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon begins back in 1989, when the State Legislature created the Oregon Hunger Task Force. At that time, Oregon ranked high for hunger nationally, and the legislature declared that “All persons have the right to be free from hunger.” Over the decades this group of 20+ advocates, social service providers, state agencies and elected officials consistently pushed for policies, programs, research and investments to address the root causes of hunger.