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November 19, 2010 at 9:14 am Leave a comment

MONTHLY UPDATE – VOLUME 6 ISSUE 03  – Nov 18,  2010

Greetings!  My name is Mike Hiland, I live in Sherwood, and am a local activist with Bread for the World. This is our monthly Oregon newsletter. Please check below for upcoming events and current action alerts and contact me if you have any questions or comments. I am available to speak to your church or group about the issue of hunger and the moral call to take action. Visit our website at, also follow us on facebook. Please also forward this to whomever might be interested. God bless and thanks for your time.  

Call Congress today: Child Nutrition must pass

Time is running out. The Senate passed its child nutrition bill in early August, and the House must act before December 3.

Heartbreaking new data released this week shows that nearly one in four children in our country — that’s more than 17 million kids — live in families that struggle to put food on the table.

It’s now up to Congress to make a difference in the lives of these children, but time is running out.

Hungry kids can’t wait any longer for improvements to breakfast, after school, and summer meal programs.

Call your US House congressman at 800-828-0498 or email using the email form links below! Congress needs to hear from you that hungry kids and families need their help. The House must pass child nutrition legislation.

The next few days are critical. This is Congress’ last chance to pass child nutrition legislation before it adjourns its 111th session.

Message and Key Points
– Pass S. 3307, the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act.

– The need for strong, accessible child nutrition programs has never been greater.

– Nearly one in seven children in Oregon struggle to put food on the table.


Oregon hunger report released

November 16, 2010 by breador

For the second year in a row, Oregon ranks in the top five state in the country for hunger or very low food security. Please read and share the joint statement from Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon, Oregon Food Bank and Oregon State University about the newly released 2009 U.S. Department of Agriculture Household Food Security report.

  • Email Webforms (click the links to contact your representative through throgh their webforms): 
    Wu, Blumenauer, Schrader, Wyden, Merkley. DeFazio. Walden.
    Look up your representatives.

  • Bread For The World Monthly Call for the Western Region

    1st Monday of the Month @ 6 – 6:30PM

    Check the website for exact details

    Each month we will get an update from Robin and Matt, our Portland based western regional organizers. They keep us up to date on the latest congressional news, and there is always an educational focus along with ideas for action. We also get the chance to hear about what other groups in the western region are up to. Please join us for the October call.






    Monthly Online-Offline Meeting for Bread for the World Oregon


    Participate from home, anytime


    To see the agenda and start: Click here



    This is not really a meeting, its more of a presentation that you can follow. It consists of a devotion, education and action pieces, and gives you the chance to send feedback. The action items consist of sending email notes or calls to our legislators and allows you to add your voice to other Oregonians taking the same actions. Please click the above link to learn and help.




    Bread Update

    The links below are from various Bread for the World blogs and articles. Updates from these blogs are also maintained on our local website.





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    Call Congress today: Child Nutrition must pass Please contact congress now to support the Hunger-Free_kids act!

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