This report would not have been possible without the work and support of many people and organizations.
Most of all, thank you to each and every one of the focus group participants.
We owe a special thank you to the partner agencies that assisted with this year’s Voices focus groups: Allen Temple CME Church in Portland, Community Meals in St. Helens, Crossfire Hands of Hope in Springfield, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Central Point, Harney County Senior Center in Burns, Joseph’s Storehouse of Hope in Mehama, Salvation Army in La Grande, and Tillamook Food Bank.Thanks also to the regional food banks that connected us with partner agencies: ACCESS, Columbia Pacific Food Bank, Community Connection, FOOD for Lane County, Marion-Polk Food Share and Oregon Food Bank Metro, Southeast Oregon, and Tillamook County Services.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Brian Lee of Brewhouse Studio
PROJECT COORDINATOR, FOCUS GROUP FACILITATOR, REPORT AUTHOR: Sarah Flynn
TRANSCRIPTION COORDINATOR AND FOCUS GROUP SUPPORT: Nate Reaver
DESIGNER: James Lung
DIGITAL EDITOR: Ivonne Ward
TRANSCRIPTION VOLUNTEERS: Alina Hyde, Bev Collins, Caitlin Berger, David Robinson, Hannah Carroll, Kelly Owen and Marietta Dickey
NOTE TAKERS: Nate Reaver, Kara Smith, Lina Rodriguez and Tracie Weitzman