Monthly Archives: November 2003

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Digital archives brings it home

Local information is now easier to access

With a click of a keyboard, more than a thousand valuable documents on American Indian tribes and regional ecology can be accessed from the comforts of home thanks to the Southern Oregon Digital Archives.

The Southern Oregon Digital Archives can be accessed at http://soda.sou.edu.

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107880423667685050

Digital archives brings it home

Local information is now easier to access

With a click of a keyboard, more than a thousand valuable documents on American Indian tribes and regional ecology can be accessed from the comforts of home thanks to the Southern Oregon Digital Archives.

The Southern Oregon Digital Archives can be accessed at http://soda.sou.edu.

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Hunger in Oregon is high across the board
… [R]esearchers were surprised to note higher hunger rates in groups that are typically less susceptible. Two-parent families reported a 7.3 percent hunger rate, compared to 2 percent in other states for the same category.

And the study found significantly higher rates of food insecurity among households with one or two full-time working adults. Those groups had a hunger rate of 5.5 percent, compared to the national average of 2 percent.

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Hunger in Oregon is high across the board
… [R]esearchers were surprised to note higher hunger rates in groups that are typically less susceptible. Two-parent families reported a 7.3 percent hunger rate, compared to 2 percent in other states for the same category.

And the study found significantly higher rates of food insecurity among households with one or two full-time working adults. Those groups had a hunger rate of 5.5 percent, compared to the national average of 2 percent.

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Millions not getting school breakfasts
Only 6.7 million of the 16 million low-income children eligible for free or discount breakfasts are getting them, an advocacy group said Thursday after reviewing government data.

Food Stamps Jan 2003
Total Participants in Jackson County 26,465
Child Participants in Jackson County 10,760
% of Jackson County population participating 14.3%
% of Jackson County children participating 24.2%
Average monthly food stamp benefit $80.50

School Lunch 2002-2003
Children receiving free and reduced-price school lunch 11,213% of children receiving free and reduced priced school lunch 38.2%
Emergency Food 2001-2002
People receiving food from food box per month (average) 5,240Food Boxes distributed each month (average) 2,008
Older Adults 2002
Average monthly congregate meals 4,329
Average monthly home-delivered meals 12,218

http://eesc.oregonstate.edu/agcomwebfile/edmat/html/em/em8842-E/jackson.pdf

106956541269461683

Millions not getting school breakfasts
Only 6.7 million of the 16 million low-income children eligible for free or discount breakfasts are getting them, an advocacy group said Thursday after reviewing government data.

Food Stamps Jan 2003
Total Participants in Jackson County 26,465
Child Participants in Jackson County 10,760
% of Jackson County population participating 14.3%
% of Jackson County children participating 24.2%
Average monthly food stamp benefit $80.50

School Lunch 2002-2003
Children receiving free and reduced-price school lunch 11,213% of children receiving free and reduced priced school lunch 38.2%
Emergency Food 2001-2002
People receiving food from food box per month (average) 5,240Food Boxes distributed each month (average) 2,008
Older Adults 2002
Average monthly congregate meals 4,329
Average monthly home-delivered meals 12,218

http://eesc.oregonstate.edu/agcomwebfile/edmat/html/em/em8842-E/jackson.pdf

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Working People Going Hungry New Study Says
The study suggests that in Oregon, hunger reaches many groups, including
some that don’t fit the traditional profile of the nation’s hungry…

The report “Food Insecurity and Hunger in Oregon: A New Look” was supported by the USDA’s Economic Research Service

In addition, the OSU Extension Service today released statewide and county-level profiles on “Poverty and Food Assistance in Oregon.” These profiles examine the economic well-being, poverty statistics and food assistance programs in each county.

Oregon Hunger Rate Still Ahead of National Average
Oregon’s hunger rate remains above the national average according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Michael Leachman with the Oregon Center for Public Policy says with one in twenty Oregon households going hungry sometime last year, and one in seven households worried about being able to eat, there have to be some changes.
The USDA report can be accessed at: http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/fanrr35/