Hunger, Food and Nutrition

December 28, 2014

Learn more about how poverty relates to hunger, food and nutri­tion locally and nation­ally through the fol­low­ing resources:

Part­ners for a Hunger-Free Ore­gon is an Oregon-based non­profit orga­ni­za­tion that com­piles data on hunger and nutri­tion across the state. They also pro­vide tech­ni­cal assis­tance to child nutri­tion pro­grams, in addi­tion to advo­cacy and out­reach to reduce hunger in the state. Some of the data and reports they pro­duce include:

  • Hunger Rates
  • Food Pro­gram Sta­tis­tics by County
  • SNAP Par­tic­i­pa­tion Reports
  • Sum­mer Food Par­tic­i­pa­tion Reports
  • Free/Reduced Lunch
  • Under­stand­ing Food Inse­cu­rity and Hunger in Oregon

Ore­gon Food Bank is an Oregon-based non­profit orga­ni­za­tion that dis­trib­utes food boxes to food inse­cure house­holds, and advo­cates to reduce food inse­cu­rity rates in the state. In addi­tion to its ser­vices, the Ore­gon Food Bank also pro­duces the fol­low­ing reports:

  • A Snap­shot of Hunger (food bank uti­liza­tion and hunger statistics)
  • Pro­files of Hunger and Poverty in Oregon
  • TEFAP Report (impact of The Emer­gency Food Assis­tance Pro­gram in the region and food resources)
  • Voices (real-world sto­ries of poverty and hunger from clients of the Ore­gon Food Bank)

Food Research and Action Cen­ter con­ducts research on hunger, advo­cates to improve poli­cies and strengthen part­ner­ships to erad­i­cate hunger and under­nu­tri­tion, and pro­vides tech­ni­cal assis­tance other non­profit orga­ni­za­tions. Data includes reports on Fed­eral Food/Nutrition Pro­grams, as well as:

  • Hunger and Poverty
  • Food Hard­ship
  • Food Access and Affordability
  • SNAP/Food Stamp Participation
  • Cost of Food

Food and Nutri­tion Ser­vice through the US Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture pro­vides infor­ma­tion and research on poverty-related top­ics such as:

  • How to apply for SNAP and/or WIC benefits
  • Food Dis­tri­b­u­tion Studies
  • Food Secu­rity, includ­ing annual mea­sures of house­hold food secu­rity and related materials

National Col­lab­o­ra­tive on Child­hood Obe­sity Research focuses on research and tools includ­ing webi­nars, info­graph­ics, and reports in the field of child­hood obesity.


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  • The training taught me to “manage what I have better and be more aware of the stress level it causes to not be able to meet ‘your’ needs.” (Poverty Awareness Training participant)