by NW Spotlight
The Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) put out a press release this week announcing that Oregon is getting a $5 million bonus for signing up more people on food stamps and for signing them up faster.
Oregon also won a competitive two-year grant to pilot signing up people on food stamps without first interviewing them, according to the press release.
The press release supports a food stamp fact reported by Oregon Catalyst in August: 1 in 5 Oregonians is on food stamps. That’s 785,000 Oregonians on food stamps.
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.