Spring into Service!

During the month of April, Marylhurst University will host a series of events to illuminate the work of agencies serving clients who face food insecurity.


Spring into Service – Opening Reception

Tuesday, April 6th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Clark Commons

An opening reception will include the Photo Force exhibition (www.photo-force.com) displaying all facets of food production and distribution in partnership with the Oregon Food Bank (OFB). Annie Herbert, OFB Director of Communications, will speak about the mission of this powerful organization and the people it serves. Patti Whitney-Wise, Executive Director of Oregon Hunger Relief Task Force and one of the nation’s most effective activists when it comes to ending hunger, will describe the root causes of poverty in Oregon. An auction of items donated by Marylhurst University Departments will take place to benefit the Oregon Food Bank.


Ecumenical Worship Liturgy: Food & Hunger

Saturday, April 10th from 5:30 – 7:30 PM

St. Anne’s Chapel

Marylhurst will hold an Ecumenical Worship Liturgy to promote and foster unity through reflection on food and hunger.


 Food For Fines

Month Long

Shoen Library

Shoen Library’s supports Spring into Service with a Food For Fines drive ($1.00 off your library fine per can donated to the Oregon Food Bank) with a front entry poster display on OFB plus Library resources highlighting hunger, poverty and service learning.  The display will go up  Thursday, April 1st, with the Food For Fines event beginning on Monday, April 5 through the end of the month.

April 22nd from 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Willow Room

Linda Heidvogel is a 4th year student in the Interior Design program.  Her thesis project deals with urban agriculture and creating transparency between food production and consumption.


Two Dollar Tuesdays

Tuesdays, April 13th , 20th from 12 – 1 PM

Willow Room

Apriil 13th: A brown bag lunch will be held to discuss the World Bank’s $2.00 per day international level of poverty, and what this means in the United States versus other countries.

April 20th: Melanie Booth, MU Director of the Center for Experiential Learning and Assessment,  will give a presentation on  the Entrepreneurial Service, KIVA, the world’s first online lending platform connecting online  lenders to entrepreneurs  across the globe.

Every Tuesday in April: The Marylhurst community is challenged to spend no more than $2.00 each Tuesday in April.  Anything over $2.00, match and donate to OFB!


Spring Fling

Thursday, April 29th from 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Marian Hall Lobby

Finally, to celelbrate the month of consciousness-raising activities, Marylhurst will host the Spring Fling with food and a raffle to benefit the entrepreneurial site KIVA.

All events are open to the public.

Please RSVP to:

Amanda Baker

Service Program Coordinator

(503) 534-4063



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