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Change in the number and distribution of food stores in Oregon 2011-2016

People source food in a variety of ways from growing their own to relying on prepared meals. Ideally, people and families have the access and resources to purchase the types of food that support a healthy diet regardless of their location or income. Understanding the availability of food shopping locations and how the numbers of stores are changing provides some insights into which areas of the state offer more or fewer choices. This article briefly examines changes in four common food shopping locations: grocery stores, supercenters and warehouse club stores, convenience stores, and specialized food stores for Oregon and the U.S.

By Mallory Rahe, | Article

Selling Direct to SNAP Recipients: Strategies for Success

There is a growing demand among SNAP recipients to use their benefits to buy direct from local farmers. SNAP is the “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,” formerly food stamps. SNAP redemptions...

By Kelly Streit | Article

Double Up Food Bucks Launches to Provide More Fresh, Locally Grown Produce to Low-Income Oregonians

Farmers Market Fund , an independent 501(c)3 companion organization to Portland Farmers Market has launched Double Up Food Bucks. This new statewide program provides cash incentives to low-income...

By Katie Furia | Article

Small Farms and a Regional Food Bank Grow Community Food Security

At this year’s OSU Small Farms Conference, we heard about an innovative partnership between a regional food bank and local farms. Linn-Benton Food Share (LBFS), which serves Linn and Benton counties,...

By Lauren Gwin | Article

Food Insecurity in Oregon and the U.S.: Uneven Recovery in the Midst of Overall Improvement (2014-2016)

Oregon recently experienced its largest single-year decline in food insecurity in the past 20 years. In last year’s national report, the USDA identified Oregon as the only state which had recently experienced a significant increase in food insecurity. However, the new 2014-2016 analysis shows the Oregon rate descending along with the rate for the whole country. Meanwhile, Oregon’s rate of very low food security (an indicator of deep food insecurity, sometimes called ‘hunger’) also declined from 6.6% to 6.2%.

By Mark Edwards | Publication

Physical activity lacking for food-insecure Oregon rural children

Oct 9, 2017
Findings lead researchers to coin term "physical activity insecurity".

By Chris Branam | News Story

Oehler to be inducted into National 4-H Hall of Fame

Sep 22, 2017
Longtime youth leader one of 16 honorees from across the country

By Chris Branam | News Story

OSU researcher: Climate change may bring global food insecurity, impacts on U.S.

Dec 7, 2015
Climate warming threatens to destabilize agriculture systems, triggering food shortages and price hikes

By Gail Wells | News Story