Oregon Food Bank recently joined anti-hunger advocates from across the nation for the “Hunger Free Communities Summit,” an annual event convened by our friends at the Alliance to End Hunger. Each year, movement leaders gather to explore local solutions to food insecurity alongside policy change initiatives to address hunger’s root causes.
As always, it was an engaging and
inspiring event, filled with robust discussion of new ideas and best practices.
What we didn’t expect was to be honored by our peers with the national Hunger
Free Community Award, in recognition of Oregon Food Bank’s “outstanding work to
end hunger in local communities”. In accepting the award, CEO Susannah Morgan
credited the work of hundreds of staff and tens-of-thousands of grassroots
supporters who are dedicated to advancing the systemic solutions we need to
truly end hunger in our communities. See more in the video below.
The national honor came on the heels of the food bank’s recognition as one of the state’s “Most Admired Nonprofits” in 2022. Each year, Portland Business Journal surveys nearly 2,500 business and community leaders across Oregon and Southwest Washington, who are asked to identify organizations that have a significant impact in the region. We’re proud that our efforts to end hunger at its roots have consistently ranked among the top 10 most admired organizations in the area!
There are many ways to help achieve our shared vision for communities that never go hungry. Sign up today to volunteer, contribute toward anti-hunger efforts or help advocate for policy change to end poverty throughout the region!