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  1. Food Today, Food Tomorrow, and Food for All Susannah Morgan, CEO Oregon Food Bank

  2. Food Banking in Oregon

  3. Food Today • Collecting food • Distributing food • Running meal & snack programs

  4. Need for Food Today • There were 554,456 Oregon children enrolled in school • in 11-12

  5. Need for Food Today • 287,249 children were eligible to receive free and reduced price lunch at school • That’s 53% - or one in every two children

  6. Need for Food Today • 46,211 children receive meals/snacks through CACFP • That’s 16% of the kids who receive free/reduced price lunch – at most

  7. Need for Food Today • 43,781 children receive meals/snacks through SFSP • That’s 15% of the kids who are eligible for free/reduced price lunch – 1 in 7

  8. Need for Food Today • We know what happens when kids don’t get enough nutrition

  9. Benefits of CACFP/SFSP • It’s all about the kids • A stream of federal money • The impetus to build community collaborations • Knowledge and support from partners

  10. Challenges • Federal rules • Federal rules • Federal rules

  11. Food Tomorrow • Efforts aimed at decreasing the need for food assistance

  12. Food Tomorrow Includes: • SNAP outreach • Nutrition education • Cooking and budgeting classes • Gardening • Job training

  13. Food Tomorrow Also Includes: • Feeding kids today • Teaching kids about how to eat healthy foods • Educating parents about nutrition

  14. Food for All • Public Awareness • Advocacy

  15. Food For All Includes: • Legislative advocacy • Media • Building coalitions • Grassroots connections • Collecting stories

  16. “It’s up to YOU!”

  17. Together, We Can End Hunger • We can organize for Food Today, Food Tomorrow and Food For All

  18. Together, We Can End Hunger • We can run the programs that feed kids • We can build collaborations in our communities

  19. Together, We Can End Hunger • We can be the voices for hungry kids • We can insist on an Oregon without hunger

  20. Thank you! Questions?