Summer Meals in the news!
Check out these stories on the Summer Food Service Program around Oregon.
If you have seen good coverage in your town, send us a link and we'll post it here
Clackamas Review - July 6, 2016
Information about the North Clackamas Summer Meal Program, as well as activities and locations. This article also covers Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon and other community partners and information on how to become a partner, or to volunteer with the Summer Meal Program. A list of Summer Meal sites for North Clackamas can also be found here.
The Register-Guard - July 4, 2016
List of 50+ summer meal sites plus 10 free, supervised drop-in Summer Playground Programs (also free summer food service sites) in and around the Eugene / Springfield area
The News Guard, Lincoln City - June 28, 2016
Information about the Summer Food Service Program as well as several Summer Meal Sites in Lincoln County, including two new sites, the summer program at the Ridge apartments and the Panther Creek Community Center in Otis.
Statesman Journal - June 24, 2016
The Salem-Keizer school district has a record amount of summer meal programs this year.
Suislaw News - June 24, 2016
Location and contact information for the new mobile lunch program as well as another Summer Meal Site within the Suislaw School District
Bandon Western World - June 23, 2016
Information about the South Coast Summer Meal program, and who it serves, along with location change information for the Bandon Summer Meal program
The Daily Astorian - June 23, 2016
Information about food insecurity in Oregon, announcement and location/contact information for the nine Summer Meal feeding sites throughout Clatsop County
East Oregonian - June 21, 2016
This article discusses the new Summer Reading Program and Summer Meals Program at Stanfield Public Library in East Oregon. It covers details about the program including hours of operation, and the Summer Meals Support Fund grant from Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon
Woodburn Independent - June 15, 2016
Contact and location information for Summer Meal Sites in Marion County
The World, Coos Bay - June 1, 2016
Summer Lunch Program announcement for North Bend, and new site Bandon, details about the program including contacts, hours and locations.
The Argus Observer - May 22, 2016
Information about the Summer Meals Program in the Western Treasure Valley
The Argus Observer - May 22, 2016
Human Solutions Announcement, Front Page Article - May 20, 2016
Latest News Blog entry thanking Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon for the Summer Meals Support Fund Grant
PHFO Blog - September 23, 2015
Arbor Glen is a welcoming space for kid and families, with their summer program engaging up to 80 kids and their families each day. This blog highlights the importance of summer meals and enrichment activities in engaging and supporting young kids and their families.
NRToday - August 20, 2015
This article spotlighted on the “Lunchbox Express” program at Roseburg Public Schools on how to successfully deliver food to areas that are most needed. The Lunchbox Express program, with the addition this year of a traveling yellow lunch box, served approximately 8,800 meals to children this summer, compared to 6,200 during the same time last year.
Chief News - August 10, 2015
This article highlights Rep. Suzanne Bonamici visiting the Vernonia School District's summer meals program, as Congress is discussing ways to improve our nation's child nutrition programs. Bonamici is in support of expanding the federal summer nutrition programs so that more communities have an access to summer meals programs like of Vernonia's.
PHFO Blog - July 21, 2015
Vernonia may be just a small town in Northwestern Oregon, but the little logging community has hosted the hugely successful Vernonia Summer Meal program for the past five years, thanks to the big hearts of its residents. This is the first story in a series about the Vernonia Summer Meal Program.
OPB - June 25, 2015
In addition to posting the SummerFoodOregon.org interactive map on the OPB website, Rob Manning spoke on air about how the summer lunch program has grown over the last six years, from serving 1.6 million lunches to more than 2 million. In this same time period, 36,000 more Oregon students became eligible for subsidized lunches, reflecting the need for the summer lunch program.
PHFO Blog - June 23, 2015
In honor of the recent launch of the “Lunchbox Express” in Douglas County, here is an inspirational interview with the Nutrition Director at Roseburg and Winston-Dillard School Districts, Kyle Micken. His interview highlights the idea behind the Lunchbox Express program and the importance of investing more in fighting child hunger through innovative programs to raise awareness about summer meals in Oregon.
KPTV - June 9, 2015
As summer is a critical time for many kids who are dependent on school lunch, this article highlights Portland Park & Recreation’s effort to fill the summertime gap and provide summer meals, along with activities for the kids.
Public News Service - June 4, 2015
This article highlights that this summer, more than 130 sponsor at almost 900 sites across the state are ready to provide nutritious lunches and, in my cases learning activities for children who would otherwise be on their own when school is out.
PHFO Blog - June 2, 2015
With Summer Meals Kick-Off Week around the corner, Partners for a Hunger- Free Oregon is thrilled to announce our 2014 Oregon Summer Meals Participation Report which delivers lots of great accomplishments made by Oregon summer meals sites and sponsors.
PHFO Blog - May 26, 2015
Partner for a Hunger-Free Oregon is thrilled to announce that 17 grantees have been selected as 2015 Summer Meals Support Fund recipients. Our 2015 grantees are veterans to the Summer Food Service Program; this year, our support will help each community reach even more kids.
Think Out Loud, OPB - August 19, 2014
OPB's Think Out Loud program aired a segment about the summer food program live from Portland's Peninsula Park summer food site. Annie Kirschner with Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon was the featured guest alongside families who use the program and one of the site's coordinators.
OPB - August 13, 2014
As part of his ongoing series on the Class of 2025 at Earl Boyles Elementary School, OPB reporter Rob Manning explores the challenges parents with low-incomes face in keeping their kids "fed, supervised and learning" in the summer.
Portland Tribune - August 11, 2014
The newspaper drew attention to the summer food program's efforts to fill the summer food gap, spotlighting the program at Mill Park Elementary School in SE Portland.
Medford Mail Tribune - July 7, 2014
The newspaper published a letter to the editor by Lesley Nelson with Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon. Lesley wrote in response to an editorial that noted challenges the summer meal program faces in reaching kids.
Medford Mail Tribune - June 29, 2014
This article takes a close look at gaps in participation in the summer meal program in Jackson County, and efforts by the Medford School District to ensure more kids eat a nutritious lunch in the summer.
Medford Mail Tribune - June 29, 2014
The newspaper editorializes about the challenges in delivering nutritious meals to kids during summer months.
The World (Coos Bay) - June 28, 2014
The Coos Bay newspaper editorializes about the summer food program, notes that child hunger is a "serious social issue" and urges readers to become involved in helping the summer food program reach more kids with nutritious food.
KOIN 6 News - June 25, 2014
The World (Coos Bay) - June 25, 2014
Statesman Journal - June 25, 2014
Stayton Mail - June 23, 2014
County Increasing Access to Free Summer Meal Program
Central Oregonian - June 20, 2014
Summer Meal Sites Are Serving Up Dishes
Beaverton Valley Times - June 19, 2014
Bend Bulletin - June 18, 2014
Grants Pass Daily Courier - June 13, 2014
Many Central Oregon Students Who Need Free Summer Meals Miss Out in Summer
Bend Bulletin - June 7, 2014
The Oregonian - June 2, 2014
Monday was bubble day and the bubbles were mighty big at The Outpost. Youngsters merrily romped around the lawn at Shute Park, chasing down and popping watermelon-sized bubbles.
OPB News - June 18, 2012
School may be out for the summer, but students can still get free summer meals starting Monday. More than 500 sites will take part across Oregon.
OPB News - June 11, 2012
Klamath Falls Herald and News - June 18, 2012
Nearly every weekday this summer, Integral Youth Services will make 500 to 600 lunches to give away to children and teens in Klamath County...