Ryan McCambridge is the Director of Linn Benton Food Share, which provides emergency food boxes to about 11,000 people each month.
He told KLCC that number has been rising, and because pandemic aid expired last month, households that receive SNAP benefits will now get 40% less help. “It’ll increase demand,” he said. “How much that turns out to be is kind of an open question. Is it because of the SNAP benefits going down or higher food prices, higher housing prices… it’s a combination of all of those things, to be sure.”
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