Oregon Resources: Food (In)Security

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Food Insecurity: When consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources at times. 

Hunger (very low food security): Food Intake is reduced and normal eating patterns are disrupted. 

What is SNAP?

What is SNAP?

"The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the largest federal nutrition assistance program. SNAP provides benefits to eligible low-income individuals and families via an Electronic Benefits Transfer card. This card can be used like a debit card to purchase eligible food in authorized retail food stores." -Benefits.gov/benefit/361

Am I eligible for SNAP?

"Eligibility is based mostly on monthly income. That includes earned income from work, as well as unearned income such as social security, disability, child support and more. For most Oregonians, resources such as a house, car or money in the bank do NOT count against eligibility. You may be able to get SNAP if you are working, receiving unemployment, or attending school. There are a few groups of people that have additional considerations when applying for SNAP." -OregonHunger.org

What is WIC?

What is WIC?

"The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age 5 who are found to be at nutritional risk." - fns.usda.gov/wic

Who is eligible for WIC?

The WIC target populations are low-income, nutritionally at risk:

  • Pregnant women (through preganancy and up to 6 weeks after birth or after pregnancy ends)
  • Breastfeeding women (up to infant's 1st birthday)
  • Non-breastfeeding postpartum women (up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends)
  • Infants (up to 1st birthday)
  • Children up to their 5th birthday

- fns.usda.gov

Am I Eligible for WIC?

Try the WIC PreScreening Tool

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