WHAT WOULD HELP?
Respondents were asked: “What would help improve your present situaon and make emergency foodassistance less necessary for your family?”As in past HFA surveys, respondents focused on
employment, living wages, aordable housing,educaon and health care
. These obvious and basic components of a successful, producve lifeconnue to remain out of reach for many Oregonians.
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M o n t h l y a v e r a g e : P e o p l e R e c e i v i n g A s s i s t a n c e
More people are using food stamps … yet requests for emergency food remain high
Emergency Food Boxes
WHAT TO DO
Oregon Food Bank is commied to helping Oregonians get back to work when the economy recovers. Food, housingand job readiness are essenal to geng and keeping a job. Here are some examples of policy acons that wouldmove Oregon toward eliminang hunger and its root causes:
Feeding Hungry Oregonians
Oregon Hunger Response Fund (formerly GFFP), Farm Direct, Farm
State Homelessness Assistance Program, Emergency Housing Account
Encouraging Job Success
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Employment
Related Day Care, Earned Income Tax Credit
For more informaon, see
of respondents are currently receiving SNAP benets;of those not receiving SNAP benets, the most commonreason was not knowing if they qualied (22%)
When asked if they were able to meet their foodneeds for the month when adding the emergencyfood box to the rest of their food supply,
of survey respondents said yes.
2012 Proles of Hunger and Poverty in Oregon& Annual Stascs: Execuve Summary
This year’s Hunger Factors Assessment Survey reects the connuing fallout of massive joblosses caused by the Great Recession. The percentage of respondents reporng long
termunemployment as a reason for seeking help stood at 27% — higher than the 22% reported in2008 at the very beginning of the recession. Even as the economy slowly improves, Oregon andClark County, Washington families are facing familiar problems that have only goen worse;recovery will take a long me.
Last year, partner agencies provided arecord
1,117,000 emergency food boxes
–an increase of 9%.
There were 435 pantries in the Network in2011
2012. The number of food boxesdistributed range from 500 per year toover 25,000 at several large urbanpantries. The food bank network added 45more pantries in the last four years while
the number of food boxes distributedincreased by 41%, or 330,000 boxes
FoodIndustryDonations54%USDA11%Food Drives14%PurchasedProduct 21%
The average number of pantry visits per household rose slightly to about
four mes per year
Oregon Food Bank and the Network togetherreceived
pounds of food fordistribuon:
OFB and 4 Branches:
16 Regional Food Banks:
945 Partner Agencies:
ANNUAL STATISTICS 2011
NETWORK SOURCES OF FOOD
EMERGENCY FOOD BOX DISTRIBUTION