Ending hunger in Oregon. The partnership making food access possible for everyone.


9.8% of Oregoninas suffer from hunger. These organizations are changing that.

Oregon community-based organization, Outgrowing Hunger, has been tirelessly working towards making fresh food accessible to low-income families and fostering local farming communities for over a decade. Now, they are ready to expand and take their mission to new heights.

The Community Development Corporation of Oregon (best known as Rockwood CDC)  and Outgrowing Hunger are excited to announce a strategic alliance, bringing together the strengths and resources of both organizations to combat hunger in Oregon’s poorest communities, creating a powerful force for change.

With this collaboration, they will:

  • Help parents provide fresh food for their families
  • cross-train entrepreneurs in the Business Bridge program
  • bolster workforce development initiatives
  • strengthen local economic infrastructures

By taking a holistic approach to food systems, local businesses, and community empowerment, this partnership aims to revolutionize how we address food insecurity in Oregon and East Multnomah County.

Gustavo Gutierrez-Gomez, Economic Development Director at CDCO, highlights the significance of this alliance, stating,

“Our seed-to-fork model supports local farms and families every step of the way. With this partnership, we are poised to elevate our impact to the next level.”

Adam Kohl, Executive Director of Outgrowing Hunger, echoes this sentiment, recognizing the potential for growth and positive change,

“This strategic alliance allows us to combine our efforts, inspiring collaboration and building a stronger food system that benefits everyone involved.”

As we strive to make healthy food accessible to all, we invite individuals who share our vision to join us in creating sustainable change. Your support can make a tremendous difference in our mission to combat hunger and empower communities. Join us on this transformative journey as we create sustainable change in Oregon and beyond.

By making a donation to Outgrowing Hunger and CDCO, you can help families have access to fresh food and, provide resources for local farmers, and ensure that every individual has access to the nourishment they need for a healthy and fulfilling life.

With your help, we can create a future where everyone has access to nutritious food and where no one goes to bed hungry.

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