Acknowledgements

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 make a stand and speak out for themselves and their community is the heart of this report—it is their strength that fuels our efforts every day.

We would like to extend a special thanks to the partner agencies that agreed to work with us and connect us to members of their communities: College United Methodist Church in Philomath, Pauline Memorial AME Zion Church in Salem, Project Blessing in Reedsport, Living Hope Outreach in Drain, Lions Club of Jordan Valley, Crane Catholic Church, Harney County Senior Center in Burns, Atonement Lutheran Church in Newport, Bethlehem House of Bread in Tigard, Catholic Community Services in Springfield, Saving Grace Lutheran Church in Keno, First Presbyterian Pantry in Medford, Weidler Commons in Portland, HOPE First Presbyterian in Oregon City and the Associated Students of Portland State University Food Pantry.

Additionally, we would like to extend our gratitude to the regional food banks that connected us with those partner agencies: Linn-Benton Food Share, Marion-Polk Food Share, UCAN Food Bank, Oregon Food Bank-Southeast Oregon Services and their Rural Harvest Share, Food Share of Lincoln County, Oregon Food Bank-Washington County Services, FOOD for Lane County, Klamath/Lake Counties Food Bank, ACCESS Food Share and Oregon Food Bank Metro Services.
 
PHOTOGRAPHY: Lindsay Trapnell, Andrea Lonas of Andrea Lonas Photography, Wade Saathoff and Catt Palich of Hello Crow Photography
DESIGNER: James Lung
TRANSCRIPTION VOLUNTEERS: Alex Brudy, Tasha Agustin, Debbie Fellman, Goutham Sundaram, Ann Jansen, Gary Peura, Aliza Tuttle, Carrie Andrews, Karen Gaddis, Nguyen Vu, Hilary Conway
NOTE TAKERS: Kelli Rule, Adam Coble, Kyle Silverman, Tracy Gagnon, Jameson Jackson, Linda Lancaster, Patty Barker, Kara Smith, Denise Wendt, Dan Crunican, Kathy Block-Brown, Sarah Flynn, Brittany Duffy-Goche, Anneliese Koehler, Hilary Conway
EDITOR: Jeff Kleen
PROJECT COORDINATOR, FOCUS GROUP FACILITATOR and REPORT AUTHOR: 
Nate Reaver