1 in 5 Oregonians is on food stamps

by NW Spotlight

A Reuters article this week highlighted how the US has become a “Food Stamp Nation”. 15% of the people in the US are now on food stamps. That’s roughly 1 in 7 people on food stamps nationally.

Here in Oregon, the number’s even higher. 20% of Oregonians are on food stamps, or 1 in 5 Oregonians. A May 2011 article in the Huffington Post showed that Oregon has the second highest use of food stamps in the nation, behind only Mississippi.

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook Post to LinkedIn Post to Reddit

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Unemployment | 594 Comments |Email This Post Email This Post |Print This Post Print This Post

Stay Tuned...

Stay up to date with the latest political news and commentary from Oregon Catalyst through daily email updates:

Prefer another subscription option? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, become a fan on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

Twitter Facebook

No Thanks (close this box)