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Oregonians in Every County and Congressional District Suffer Food Insecurity

Oregonians in Every County and Congressional District Suffer Food Insecurity

Despite a strengthening job market, Oregonians in every corner of the state struggle to put food on the table. Their challenges will become more severe, should Congress enact cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the nation’s first line of defense against food insecurity.

Food insecurity afflicts Oregonians in every part of the state

Oregonians across the state are having trouble getting enough food for an active, healthy life. Food insecurity means not having access to adequate nutrition.[1] In 2016, more than a half a million Oregonians suffered from food insecurity.[2]

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Income inequality remains, in the words of President Barack Obama, “the defining challenge of our time.” A growing body of research indicates that income inequality not only limits the ability of working families to get ahead, it also undermines economic growth.

For the latest data on income inequality in Oregon, read our paper Highest Earning Oregonians Pull Away.

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