Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness

Resolve to Fight Poverty

It’s hard to believe, but Oregon has the highest rate of child food insecurity in the country, with nearly 30% of children with limited or uncertain access to adequate food.  What’s more is that the number of families in need is on the rise.  Right now 138,000 people in Lane County are eligible for food assistance, up from 124,000 people last year.  Food banks are struggling to keep up.   

 OSPIRG is pairing up with Food for Lane County, the second largest food pantry in the state, to mobilize students at the U of O and Lane County Community College to meet the increased need.  In September, we launched a campaign to provide Food for Lane County with 30,000 meals.  

We’re generating the meals in a couple different ways. We’re holding fundraisers like our kick-the-crap out of hunger kickball tournament,  organizing food collections on campus and at grocery stores, and work in local community gardens to produce fresh food that we can then donate to food pantries.  

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Blog Post | Hunger

Peanut Butter in Bellies

It’s hard to believe, but Oregon has the highest rate of child food insecurity in the country, with nearly 30% of children with limited or uncertain access to adequate food.  What’s more is that the number of families in need is on the rise.  Right now 138,000 people in Lane County are eligible for food assistance, up from 124,000 people last year.  Food banks are struggling to keep up.   

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UO Trick or Eat Event collects 233 food items | Jenn Engstrom

The UO OSPIRG chapter decided to use this Halloween to give back. Yesterday, twelve volunteers went trick or treating for food items, collecting 233 items. The food items were donated to Food for Lane County, the largest food bank in Lane County, as part of OSPIRG’s campaign to generate 30,000 meals for hungry people in Eugene. 

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Hurricane Sandy Response Toolkit

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The best way to immediately help the victims of a natural disaster is to fundraise and get the funds to on-the-ground relief organizations as quickly as possible. Check out our toolkit for tips. 

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Hunger Clean-up Project Packet

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Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the Hunger Clean-up on your campus.

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Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Toolkit

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Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the Hunger Campaign Awareness Week on your campus.

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