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More Oregon Children Going Hungry

EUGENE, Ore. — A number of families who use food stamps have children.

Thirty percent of children in Oregon don’t know where their next meal will come from.

Research shows that children who don’t get enough to eat get sick more often and don’t perform as well in school.

The supervisor for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program through Lane County, Connie Sullivan says childhood poverty is a growing issue.

“We do see lots of children living in poverty. We know that schools have very high free and reduced lunch program participation here in this area. And the economy is just not very supportive of families at this point,” said Connie Sullivan, WIC Supervisor.

Twenty-six percent of those who receive food assistance in Lane County are children.

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  1. Jamie says:

    This should cheer the tea party up. Didn’t their reps in DC just vote to cut food stamps? And here these kids are already going hungry even without their input.

    So many people who claim to be Christian seem to have forgotten: “And he answered them, ‘Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.'” – Luke 3:11

  2. Dave says:

    “Thirty percent of children in Oregon don’t know where their next meal will come from.”

    That is just flat out not true. If you want people to take your story seriously, then seriously you must first tell the simple truth. Lying destroys whatever credibility that you do have, but as journalists I should not have to be telling you this, you should know it.

  3. Brent says:

    Dave, If you have additional information to support your comment, I think you should tell us what the miss-information is so we know what the real story is.

  4. josie says:

    Maybe this is called lack of responsible parenting. With foodstamps, wic, free school lunch and breakfast, plus the church and non profit food banks there is no reason for this.

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