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Hunger Still a Problem in Oregon


Hundreds of thousands of Oregonians can't afford to eat. Jessica Chanay with Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon says the State is the third "hungriest" in America. “The high unemployment is also playing a role, for sure. But we also know that there’s a high cost of living here. Housing can often take 50% or more of a household’s income.” She says the 2009 numbers are the same as 2008's, but that's because more Oregonians have turned to food stamps for help.


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