On Sunday, February 12, 2012, at noon in the Fireside Room, The Church and Society for Social Justice Committee will present a forum on Hunger in Our Neighborhood. It will address issues like: What can we do about the food Insecurity in our neighborhood? How is it that the children of Oregon are among the hungriest in the nation? How does the food that we bring to the FISH barrel relate to Oregon Food Bank, and what is SNAP and SNAP For Seniors?
We welcome the insights of two leaders in our city on hunger issues: Robyn Johnson, Community Advocacy Coordinator at Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon (PHFO) and Oregon Hunger Task Force (OHTF). Both organizations work to end hunger before it begins by promoting the well-being and economic security of all Oregonians and eliminating the underlying causes and consequences of hunger through public policy, advocacy, coalition building and Monica Beemer, the Executive Director for Sisters of the Road. Since 1979, Sisters Of The Road has been an essential part of the Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood. Sisters offers a space to build community, empower, learn from one another, dine with dignity and organize for justice and human rights for all. It seeks systemic solutions to the issues of homelessness and poverty.