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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

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

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

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