NewsChannel 21’s Amy Easley reports on the latest numbers that show the depth of need for food assistance on the High Desert.
oregon depend on food stamps and local food banks for their meals. newschannel 21’s amy easley is live in news control with the details. amy. adam across oregon, state offices are slammed. they say the number of families using food stamps is up 17 percent from this time last year. on top of that, local food banks are going into emergency mode, trying to figure out how to make sure no one goes hungry. ### nats food bank ae: this month more than 14-thousand central oregonians will stock up on groceries at local food banks. maybe more now that school’s out. you know a lot of kids live out in the country, they don’t have school buses that take them to the school lunch programs any longer and the parents might be working, they might not be able to afford the gas to get them there. ae: june is national hunger awareness month. neighborimpact says the need for food is year- round…not just duri