Co-Founder & Executive Director
Miranda co-founded our organization in 2020, when she and Corey began to cook and distribute free meals at Acorn City Park on Saturday afternoons. As ED for 86 Hunger she continues to build relationships with other service providers, organize volunteer committees, secure funding for the organization and contribute toward sustaining and expanding our programs. Miranda started learning to bake vegan desserts to serve with free meal distributions and now finds joy and comfort in baking for Acorn Community Cafe, which she co-owns with her partner Corey.
Co-Founder & Chef
Corey had over a decade of restaurant experience when he co-founded our group with his partner Miranda, and has planned and prepared every free meal we've served to date!
Ericka is an acute care physical therapist and single mom raising three unique humans. She has a passion for advocating for people experiencing homelessness and food insecurity, and also volunteers for reproductive justice. Ericka was our very first volunteer and continues to lead the team, maintaining focus on the mission.
Harrison is a microbiologist and potter who lives in Eugene with their partner and dog. Harrison has a fundamental belief in Ahimsa (non-violence) and sees our food and economic systems as perpetuators of violence against fellow people, animals and the planet. As Secretary they schedule meetings, keep minutes, and ensure our programs stay on track.
Tricia is a public accountant, parent, and competitive bodybuilder, who understands the many ways quality food can make a difference in a person’s health and wellbeing! Tricia’s position as Board Treasurer is currently eligible for turnover.
Staff: Volunteer Coordinator
Taylor started working with 86 Hunger as a volunteer Resource Navigator in November 2021 and joined our staff as Volunteer Coordinator in May 2022. He recognizes food security as a basic human need and is dedicated to building community, training and supporting our volunteers, and ensuring everyone has access to mutual aid. He has enjoyed engaging a wide variety of people in the work we do at 86 Hunger and hopes you will consider volunteering!
Interested in joining the Board?
Board members work "behind the scenes" on a volunteer basis to keep our programs focused and funded. If you have experience on a nonprofit board and are interested in joining our team, please send a resume to our Board President, Ericka.