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The Food Stamp Program in Oregon

Fact Sheet
April 23, 2007 Download PDF

The Food Stamp Program has made severe hunger rare in America. In the late 1960s, medical research found that American children suffered and died from diseases related to severe malnutrition.

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The Food Stamp Program in Oregon (PDF)

In 1979, after the Food Stamp Program became available nationwide, physicians discovered that severe malnutrition had become rare, a result they attributed to the Food Stamp Program. Today, the Food Stamp Program is the largest anti-hunger program in Oregon.


Food stamps help vulnerable Oregon residents and the economy




The recent decrease in hunger in Oregon is mostly due to the state’s innovative efforts to better reach low-income working families




Unmet need remains nationally and in Oregon