Oregon Food Bank works to eliminate hunger and its root causes...because no one should be hungry. Oregon Food Bank believes that hunger starves the human spirit, that communities thrive when people are nourished, and that everyone deserves healthy and fresh food. Oregon Food Bank helps feed the human spirit of 740,000 people through a food distribution network of 21 regional food banks serving Oregon and Clark County, Washington. They also leads statewide efforts to increase resources for hungry families and to eliminate the root causes of hunger through public policy, local food systems work, nutrition and garden education, health care screening and innovative programming. Find out how to feed the human spirit at oregonfoodbank.org.
- In an average month, an estimated 260,000 people in Oregon and Clark County, Washington receive food from a pantry.
- About 552,900 Oregonians are food insecure, and of those, 194,070 are children.
- 32% of households served by Oregon Food Bank Network seek food assistance from a pantry 12 or more times per year.
- While the economy is improving for some, about 72% of people who receive food have incomes below the federal poverty level.
- Oregon renters continue to experience a higher rate of food insecurity than renters in the rest of the U.S.