OUR LEGISLATIVE WINS — AND THE WORK AHEAD
Thanks to your advocacy and action, we were able to secure major anti-hunger investments and policy wins during the state legislative session — despite the weeks-long dysfunction and last-minute decisions forced by the Senate Republican walkout.
And yet, it’s hard to contain our disappointment that Food for All Oregonians (SB 610) did not pass. This important legislation would ensure everyone who needs food assistance can access support, no matter where we’re from, and is a priority for Oregon Food Bank and over 125 allied organizations throughout the state.
It takes a true movement to take on systems that exclude so many people in our communities, and we know that movements take years of effort and heart to build. We should all be proud of the landmark changes we passed this session — as well as the strong foundation we built to pass Food for All in the future.
Nearly three decades in food banking has taught me that there is power in persistence. It takes time to achieve big things — and our mission to eliminate hunger and its root causes is most definitely big. I’m beyond proud of all we accomplished together this session, despite the odds. If we stay the course (and I know we will!), there’s no limit to what this community can achieve. I’m inspired for the work ahead!
With love and appreciation,
Susannah Morgan, President
- Significant Investments In The Oregon Food Bank Network
- State Support For Essential Food Assistance Programs
- Steps Toward Economic Justice For Low-Income Families
- Real Progress on Housing For All
- Healthy Environment + Healthy People = Less Hunger
- Re-Imagining Community Safety
- Quality, Affordable Child Care