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10 States Where The Most People Go Hungry

3. Oregon

Total Percentage of Households with Very Low Food Security: 6.6 percent

Median Income: $48,457

% Below Poverty Line: 14.3 percent

Unemployment: 10.5 percent

Obesity: 23 percent

About half a million Oregon residents suffer from low food security. Rachel Bristol, CEO of the Oregon Food Bank, told Oregon Public Broadcasting that “it’s a combination of the shift in our economy and the types of jobs here. We’ve moved from heavily manufacturing and the natural resource based industry to the service sectors.” Oregonians are now generally earning less and receiving fewer benefits.

(AP Photo)

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