Change Indicator

Children in food insecure households in Oregon

Children in food insecure households

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Definition and Source



Children under age 18 living in households, where in the previous 12 months, there was an uncertainty of having, or an inability to acquire, enough food for all household members because of insufficient money or other resources. 2020 & 2021 data are Feeding America's projections of food insecurity levels in response to projected changes to annual unemployment and poverty due to COVID-19. 2018-19 data are historical food insecurity estimates from Map the Meal Gap (

Data Source

Feeding America, Map the Meal Gap
Gundersen, C., A. Dewey, E. Engelhard, M. Strayer & L. Lapinski. Map the Meal Gap 2020: A Report on County and Congressional District Food Insecurity and County Food Cost in the United States in 2018. Feeding America, 2020. Report emailed upon request to Our Children Oregon, Summer 2020.


Last Updated

October 2022