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Increase Food Security in Oregon

 
$134,619
$15,381
Raised
Remaining

Summary

This project aims to increase the supply of nutrient rich foods for approximately 960 relief agencies throughout the Oregon Food Bank Network.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Requests for emergency food remain high. Oregon has been slow to recover from the economic downturn that began in 2008. One in five Oregonians are food insecure, which means they skip meals or reduce their food intake to make ends meet. All monies will be used to buy nutrient packed food for the Oregon Food Bank Network because no one should be hungry.

How will this project solve this problem?

If we can purchase and distribute nutrient rich foods, ie. peanut butter and tuna, throughout the network's 960 local partner agencies, we can increase the number of people who are food secure.

Potential Long Term Impact

People who are hungry can't excel at work, as parents or as students. Emergency food is an income supplement that frees up scarce resources to cover more of life's basic necessities.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $134,619
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $15,381
Total Funding Goal: $150,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Project Leader

Sarah Schirmer

Corporate Relations Developer
Portland, OR United States

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