Hunger is an income issue
Many Central Oregonians are experiencing income issues that are affecting their ability to meet the basic living needs of heating their homes, paying their mortgage, and having enough to eat.
Who does the Food Bank serve?
NeighborImpact’s Food Bank serves the residents of Deschutes, Jefferson or Crook Counties. In the 1012 calendar year over 20,000 people each month accessed Food Bank services through the pantries and meal sites that NeighborImpact’s Food Bank provides with food.
Why are people hungry?
People living in this region are facing economic hardships, Central Oregon has higher than the state average unemployment rates, high costs of living and weakening industries. Central Oregonians are experiencing income issues, and income affects people’s ability to provide for their basic needs, such as food.
Visit the Oregon Food Bank’s Snapshot Report of Hunger in Oregon for more information. This report provides a high-level snapshot of hunger in Oregon through graphs and statistics. The data comes from OFB’s full Profiles of Hunger and Poverty report and annual service statistics.