Portland’s new strategy to fight hunger: Help people to grow their food

by Kathleen Pierce

Community gardens in Portland are growing. This year locals deemed low income are getting preference on the waiting list. (Photo: Rowen Gorman)

To put a dent in the region’s burgeoning food insecurity problem, the organization that manages Portland’s community gardens is giving preference to low-income Portlanders and enlisted high school students to go door to door to recruit farmers.

  • World Hunger Education
    Service
    P.O. Box 29015
    Washington, D.C. 20017
  • For the past 40 years, since its founding in 1976, the mission of World Hunger Education Service is to undertake programs, including Hunger Notes, that
    • Educate the general public and target groups about the extent and causes of hunger and malnutrition in the United States and the world
    • Advance comprehension which integrates ethical, religious, social, economic, political, and scientific perspectives on the world food problem
    • Facilitate communication and networking among those who are working for solutions
    • Promote individual and collective commitments to sustainable hunger solutions.

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