About us

Our mission: To proactively identify issues of hunger and poverty, and advocate short- and long-term solutions.

Our values:

  • We believe that every individual should be treated with dignity and respect
  • No one should go without adequate and appropriate food.
  • Everyone should be able to support themselves and their families.
  • Everyone should be provided the opportunity to reach their potential.
  • Everyone should be personally involved in reaching their goals and moving toward self-sufficiency.
  • Broad- based community involvement and collaboration are necessary for achieving significant progress and lasting change.

The Hunger Prevention Partnership was formed in October 2000, after the first Portage County Hunger Summit. Over the years, the Partnership has grown. In April, at the 2006 Poverty Summit, the Partnership expanded to include poverty issues, and the name of the organization was changed to Portage County Hunger and Poverty Prevention Partnership.

The Partnership includes individuals from various aspects of the public and private sector. The Partnership has developed four project teams to help address and solve hunger and poverty issues that face Portage County: Empty Bowls, Giving Gardens, RentReady, and Mobile Pantry.


2019 – 2020






Help us prevent hunger and poverty in Portage County