The rates of food insecurity and hunger (or "very low food security") in Oregon continued to decline in 2015-2017, but still remained higher than before the Great Recession. According to a December 2018 report from Professor Mark Edwards at Oregon State University, rates of food insecurity and hunger in Oregon now resemble those of the rest of the U.S. as a whole. Meanwhile, due in large part to historical and current systemic injustices, disparities of experience of hunger persist. Communities of color and single mothers experience hunger at higher rates than the general population.
Download the Oregon Hunger Task Force’s Annual Report of the Status of Hunger summary fact sheet (PDF).
Check out county by county fact sheets on the status of hunger in your community.
U.S. Census American Fact Finder and American Community Survey, Poverty: 2015, 2016, and 2017.