Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Oregon Ranks #2 in Nation in Food Stamps. 1 in 5 Oregonians

To All COLA LO Members,

A recent article in the Huffington Post illustrates the impact of the last recession on Oregon and Lake Oswego.   The article shows that Oregon is #2 in the nation in terms of percentage of population using food stamps or 1 in 5 Oregonians.    Its a dramatic statistic for a small state like Oregon.   Oregon a Food Stamp State?

Ehow has details on the qualifications for Oregonians: Oregon Trail -SNAP.

Its unknown how many residents require Food Stamps in Lake Oswego but the LO farmers Market accepts the Oregon Trail Cards and provides tokens to be used.   LO Farmers Market and Food Stamps

Recent data regarding poverty levels shows the following:

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Lake Oswego:
Whole state:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Lake Oswego:
Whole state:

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In 2009 the LO review published an article on the increasing demand for assistance.  LO Review on Food stamps and Assistance.

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