Eliminating Hunger

Bishops Initiative logoThe Initiative to Eliminate Hunger Task Force worked to provide resources and inspiration for churches to work to eliminate hunger through service, support, and advocacy.

This task force ended in 2014 as a conference initiative, but the battle to eliminate hunger is still active in local churches. The people listed below are still willing to be a resource for your local church.

Grant Program

The task force previously had a program to assist local churches in hunger ministry.The grant program ended in 2014.

Recipe For Enough

The Task Force has prepared a manual for building and growing hunger ministry. Recipe For Enough is a tool kit for starting a new ministry, or looking for ways to enhance an existing ministry and do even more toward the goal of eliminating hunger.

Task Force Members

Gayle Woods, Co-chairperson gaylewoods5964@msn.com 208-938-5964
Rev. Jonathan Enz, Co-chairperson jondorinenz@aol.com 541-676-9224
Sharon Thornberry sthornberry@oregonfoodbank.org 541-929-7412
Rev. Kathy Raines kathyraines@msn.com 208-459-7435
Rev. Gary Powell coburgumc@qwestoffice.net 541-683-1466

 District Coordinators

Sage District  Gayle Woods gaylewoods5964@msn.com
Columbia District Janice Stevens grandmamaj@comcast.net
Crater Lake District  Gayle Woods gaylewoods5964@msn.com
Cascadia District Gerry and Dotty Edy dgedy@aol.com


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