September 30, 2015
As we close out Hunger Action Month, we’re relieved that the U.S. Congress passed a temporary spending bill to avert a government shutdown. It means 758,000 Oregonians will continue to receive SNAP (food stamps) benefits. However, the problem remains. Congress must pass a budget by December 11 or we will be back in this same quagmire. While negotiating a funding bill involves many complex and politically challenging policy issues, cutting SNAP funding cannot be one of them.
September 17, 2015
Oregon Food Bank is helping social service agencies in Northern California who are caring for victims of two devastating wildfires. The Valley and Butte fires forced 20,000 people to evacuate and have so far destroyed at least 800 homes.