all persons have the right to be free from hunger
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The Problem

the status of hunger in Oregon
2018

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).

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Oregon Households Food Insecure  (Edwards, 2019).

Oregon Households Food Insecure (Edwards, 2019).

That's Greater than the Population of Portland  (Edwards, 2019).

That's Greater than the Population of Portland
(Edwards, 2019).

(Edwards, 2019).

(Edwards, 2019).

Hunger in Oregon has decreased but remains high.  (USDA, 2019).

Hunger in Oregon has decreased but remains high. (USDA, 2019).

(Oregon Department of Education, 2018-19)

(Oregon Department of Education, 2018-19)

Hunger and Food Insecurity varies in Urban and Rural areas of Oregon  (Edwards, 2019).

Hunger and Food Insecurity varies in Urban and Rural areas of Oregon (Edwards, 2019).

Different demographics experience food insecurity and hunger at disproportionate rates  (Edwards, 2019).

Different demographics experience food insecurity and hunger at disproportionate rates (Edwards, 2019).

Oregon Households Hungry  (Edwards, 2019).

Oregon Households Hungry (Edwards, 2019).

That's Greater than the Populations of Salem & Bend Combined  (Edwards, 2019).

That's Greater than the Populations of Salem & Bend Combined
(Edwards, 2019).

(Map the Meal Gap, 2019).

(Map the Meal Gap, 2019).

Change in Hunger And Food Insecurity Over Time  (Edwards, 2019 ).

Change in Hunger And Food Insecurity Over Time (Edwards, 2019).

Percentage of Oregonians in Poverty  (ACS, 2017).

Percentage of Oregonians in Poverty (ACS, 2017).

(Housing and Urban Development, 2017)

(Housing and Urban Development, 2017)

Single mothers experience hunger at a disproportionately high rates  (Edwards, 2019).

Single mothers experience hunger at a disproportionately high rates (Edwards, 2019).