More than 450 food justice advocates from around the country met in Portland in September for the Closing the Hunger Gap conference. Hosted by Oregon Food Bank, participants spent four days making new connections, sharing ideas and learning new skills to take back to their communities.
Every fall for the last 19 years, Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger have been holding the Lawyers v. Hunger Fund Drive. Since 1997, they’ve raised a total of $2,091,226 or 6.2 million meals.
Oregon Food Bank released the 2015 Hunger Factors Assessment Report in November. Representing 5,845 households across 155 partner agencies, it is one tool that can help identify the economic, social, health and related factors that affect people seeking help from a food pantry.