The Oregon Food Bank distributed more than 104 million pounds of food in the fiscal year from July 2022 through June 30, an 11% increase from the prior year. High housing and fuel costs coupled with inflation have contributed to the hunger of tens of thousands of Oregonians.
Roughly one in 10 Oregonians doesn’t have enough to eat and food insecurity disproportionately impacts communities of color, families with children, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ communities. At the same time, 40% of food in this country is being thrown away, which is why a Portland nonprofit is trying to save that food and get it to people in need.
The City of Brookings, Oregon is being sued after the city passed an ordinance that prohibited St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church from serving more than two free meals a week to the homeless without a permit.