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County hearing focuses on childhood hunger

Experts on child hunger in Multnomah County and Oregon will present the latest data to county commissioners on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

The public is invited to a one-hour panel presentation from 11 a.m. to noon in the Multnomah Building board room, at 501 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.

Panelists include Cylvia Hayes, partner of Gov. John Kitzhaber; Susannah Morgan, executive director for the Oregon Food Bank; Patti Whitney-Wise, executive director of Oregon Hunger Task

Force/Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon; and Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzman.

Panelists will discuss ideas to address child hunger locally.

Members of the public are asked to bring a can of food for the Oregon Food Bank.