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Learn More About Hunger and Homelessness

Hunger and Homelessness Education Resources

 “The opposite of poverty is not wealth – in too many places, the opposite of poverty is justice.” – Bryan Stevenson

Find out more about the issues of hunger and homelessness and how they impact our local and global communtities! 

Play Spent!

"Can you make it through the month?" Challenge yourself through this simulation activity and learn about some of the barriers, challenges and choices people experiencing poverty face. Enter the simulation here.


Hunger in Oregon

Did you know that Oregon's Food Insecurity rate is 13.6%, according to a 2014 study done by OSU's Rural Studies Program? Learn more about hunger in Oregon and how agencies like the Oregon Food Bank are working to "eliminate hunger and its root causes."


Oregon's Policy on Hunger

Did you know that the State of Oregon has a legal statute that reads, "All persons have the right to be free from hunger"? Read more on Oregon's Policy on Hunger and how it implicates food as a legal right.  


Western Regional Advocacy Project

"WRAP was created to expose and eliminate the root causes of civil and human rights abuses of people experiencing poverty and homelessness in our communities." Learn more about the work WRAP does to advocate for individuals experiencing poverty and homelessness in the West Coast Region. 


Hunger and Homelessness in the United States

Feeding America is the United State's "leading domestice hunger-relief charity." Learn more about the work of Feeding America as well as the state of hunger in the United States. Be sure to check out their interactive "Map the Meal Gap" graphic. 

National Coalition for the Homeless is "building a movement to end homelessness" in the United Stated. Learn more about the issue of homelessness and be sure to check out how NCH is taking action and how you can be part of the their movement.


Services, Resources and Assistance

If you are looking for assistance, please contact the Oregon State University Human Services Resource Center.

Contact Info

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