The Voices project is only possible because of the contributions, hard work and support of many people and organizations. We’d first like to thank each participant in the focus groups; their decision to share their life experiences is what makes this report so impactful and informative.
We would like to extend a special thanks to the partner agencies that agreed to work with us and connect us with members of their respective communities: SnowCap Mobile Food Pantry and Fairview Oaks Apartments in Fairview, Community Sharing in Cottage Grove, Nancy Devereux Center in Coos Bay, Bread of Life in Selma, Food Bank Fresh in Warrenton, Holy Trinity Pantry in Beaverton, Cooking Matters and Multnomah County Health Department-Rockwood Community Health Center in Portland, Helping Hands in Monmouth, Wallowa People’s Pantry in Enterprise and Newberg FISH.
Additionally, we would like to thank the regional food banks that connected us with those partner agencies: FOOD for Lane County, South Coast Food Share, Josephine County Food Bank, CCA Regional Food Bank, Oregon Food Bank Washington County and Metro Services, Marion-Polk Food Share, Community Connection and YCAP Regional Food Bank.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Brian Lee of Brewhouse Studio, Mary & Joel Schroeder of Blue Window Creative, Lindsay Trapnell, Sarah Flynn
DESIGNER: James Lung
SPANISH LANGUAGE FOCUS GROUP FACILITATOR, TRANSLATOR AND TRANSCRIPTIONIST: Tait Duus
TRANSCRIPTION VOLUNTEERS: Tasha Agustin, Alex Brudy, Hannah Carroll, Judy Erdman, Elva Kopacz
NOTE TAKERS: Jill Beidler, Kate Benedict, Spencer Masterson, Micaela Shapiro-Shellaby, Kara Smith, Brooks Spangler, Jen Turner
EDITOR: Sarah Flynn
PROJECT COORDINATOR, FOCUS GROUP FACILITATOR AND REPORT AUTHOR: Nate Reaver