Additional information for Oregon providers and others. Read about how Oregon is making progress in reducing hunger/food insecurity rates, assessing local food systems, and providing community food resources to address the root causes of hunger.
Information about Oregon’s Safety Net programs
This section describes food assistance programs in Oregon.
Downloadable Oregon safety net outreach materials
This section provides flyers in English and Spanish that explain how to apply for SNAP (food stamps) and other programs. These documents may be printed for distribution or posting throughout a clinic, and may also be ordered on-line.
The Childhood Hunger Coaltion (CHC) is a network of health care professionals, anti-hunger advocates and other interested Oregonians, working together to educate the medical community, policy makers, and the general public about the medical, developmental and psycho-social impacts of childhood food insecurity and hunger. We believe that childhood hunger must be understood as a public health issue, not simply a social issue. The Childhood Hunger Coalition emerged from a workshop entitled, "The Medical and Social Impacts of Childhood Hunger," held at Oregon Food Bank on November 12, 2004. The workshop organizers created the Initiative as a means of carrying forward the workshop's goals.
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