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We've collected research and resources to help you better understand hunger and poverty in our communities and across the nation.

Sustaining Rural Communities
A report on grocery stores in rural Oregon.
Read the report.

RARE Report The State of our Community Food System
A summary of community food assessments in rural Oregon.

Read the report.

Profiles of Hunger and PovertyProfiles of Hunger and Poverty

A report presenting the results of a survey of households that received emergency food from the Oregon Food Bank Network.

Read the report.

2013 Snapshot of Hunger in OregonA Snapshot of Hunger

A sheet of graphs and statistics that tell the story of hunger in Oregon and summarize Oregon Food Bank's service statistics and demographics.

Read the report.

Voices ReportVoices
A report based on focus groups with emergency food recipients across Oregon. 
Read the report.



Food Hardship ReportFRAC Food Hardship Report
Get a closer look at hunger across the nation.
Read the report.


reportFood Security in the United States
In September of 2012, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its latest report on food security.
Read the report.


Feeding America logoHunger in America 2010
Feeding America's report on emergency food distribution in the United States. The next Hunger in America study series will be released in May 2014.
Read the report.


reportChild Food Insecurity: The Impact on our Nation
Feeding America's report on the impact of food insecurity and hunger on health, growth and development.
Read the report.



Health consequences of childhood hunger report Child Hunger and Long-term Adverse Consequences for Health
Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine's study on the health effects of childhood hunger.

Read the report.
Read the TIME Magazine article about the report.


CHCChildhood Hunger: A Public Health Concern
The Childhood Hunger Coalition's most recent health provider survey report, including results beyond the metro area.
Read the report.


Call to Action ReportEnding Hunger Before it Begins: Oregon's Call to Action
Goals for ending hunger in Oregon.
Read the report.


Other hunger-relief organizations

Learn more about other organizations working to end hunger.


Feeding America logoFeeding America
Feeding America is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. It distributes food to people who are hungry through a national network of member food banks. Oregon Food Bank is a member of the Feeding America Network.

Visit Feeding America's website.

Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon logoOregon Hunger Task Force
The Oregon Hunger Task Force was created by the State Legislature in 1989 to collaborate with state agencies, businesses, nonprofits, public officials and local communities to end hunger in Oregon. OFB partners with the Oregon Hunger Task Force on advocacy efforts.
Visit the Oregon Hunger Task Force website.


Bread for the World logoBread for the World
A collective Christian voice urging our nation's leaders to end hunger at home and abroad. 

Visit the Bread for the World website


Childrens Defense Fund logoChildren's Defense Fund
Working to ensure a level playing field for all children.
Visit the Children's Defense Fund website.



logoCongressional Hunger Center
Fighting hunger by developing leaders. 
Visit the Congressional Hunger Center's website.


logoFood Research and Action Center (FRAC)
A leading nonprofit organization working to improve public policy and public-private partnerships to fight hunger.
Visit the FRAC website.

Mazon logoMazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger

A national nonprofit that allocates donations from the Jewish community to fight hunger. Visit Mazon's website.

Share Our Strength logoShare Our Strength
A national organization working to make sure that no kid in America grows up hungry. OFB uses Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters™ Curricula in its Nutrition Education program. Visit Share Our Strength's website.


reportWHY Hunger
Finding grassroots solutions to hunger and poverty through support of community-based organizations. Visit the WHY Hunger website.