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No Hunger! Bake Sale

Anti-hunger advocates resort to selling cookies to save Food Stamp Outreach Children and working families will suffer if project funding not restored
WHAT: No Hunger! Bake Sale at the Capitol

Fundraiser for Food Stamp Outreach in response to last Friday's Emergency Board decision to cut Food Stamp Outreach. Baked goods include "Penny Wise, Pound Foolish" poundcake. Advocates urge lawmakers to restore Food Stamp Outreach funding now!

Oregon Food Bank, Oregon Hunger Release Task Force, Children First for Oregon, and the Poverty Action Team (pACT)

WHEN: Friday, February 8, 2002, Noon - 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: West Steps of Capitol Building, Salem

Oregon Food Bank, the Oregon Hunger Relief Task Force, Children First for Oregon, and the Poverty Action Team (a group of low-income advocates) believe access to the federally-funded Food Stamp Program is critical during Oregon's recession.
? Food stamps are the primary safeguard against hunger for children and working families. Half of the state's 340,000 current food stamp recipients are children.
? The Food Stamp Program brings Oregonians' federal tax dollars home - boosting local economies because food stamps are spent in local grocery stores.
? Cutting outreach efforts will increase the risk that struggling Oregon families will go hungry even though federal dollars are available to help them.

To donate baked goods for the sale:
Drop off at bake sale table on Friday at 11 a.m. Or, if in Portland, drop off at the Oregon Hunger Relief Task Force office on Thursday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, call Holly Wilkalis, 503-963-2292.