Who Will Benefit
OVER 200,000 OREGON KIDS SUFFER FOOD INSECURITY
Our goal is to see to it no school-aged child in Oregon ever again knows the anguish of hunger and malnutrition. We have a long way to go to help them all.
Hunger to a child is a constant presence, even if they can’t articulate it. Beyond the hunger pangs themselves, malnourishment threatens mental and physical development, harms the body, and weakens the spirit. Our objective is not only to make sure they are fed and can focus on learning but to help them and their families break the cycle of generational poverty and malnutrition.
Today we are bettering the lives of thousands of Oregon and SW Washington kids who would otherwise go hungry. We are dedicated to reaching and rescuing thousands more.
Funds Raised In 5 Years
FOOD: NO GREATER GIFT
Thinking we could raise funds for some small gifts, we recently asked 150 underprivileged kids we support to tell us what they would like for the holidays. The #1 answer: food. They worried where their meals would come from during two weeks away from school.
KIDS HELPING KIDS
Schools are introducing teens early to the many dividends of volunteerism. If you have teens at home who are looking for ways to be of service to their community, OGT gratefully welcomes their help – we will find ways to accommodate their abilities and schedule!
CHILD HUNGER IS EVERYWHERE
Food insecurity exists in every Oregon and SW Washington neighborhood and community, no matter how affluent statistically. Often hungry kids are invisible: they rarely show up at school because they lack the clothes, transportation, energy, or family stability to do so. You can help us show them that somebody cares.