Hunger in the News: This Week’s Must-Read Articles | April 12, 2019

April 12, 2019 | 12:13 pm | Written by

A weekly round-up of the stories that caught our eye this week, with an emphasis on hunger, food waste, and poverty in the United States.

As the USDA pushes for increased SNAP work requirements, Wisconsin offers a glimpse into how such a proposal might play out on a national scale. An analysis by The New Food Economy, “shows that the true beneficiary of Wisconsin’s mandatory employment training program wasn’t its enrollees. It was the company the state hired to oversee the program.” (The New Food Economy)

On Tuesday, the USDA, EPA, and FDA announced that the agencies will work together on six priority areas in an effort to reduce food waste. (Forbes)

More than 28,000 people in the San Francisco Bay Area are homeless, and a new study on the crisis suggests that only a regional plan can realistically hope to solve the problem. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Although they differ on strategy, the 4 candidates for mayor of Dallas agree that something needs to be done to address homelessness in the city. (Dallas Observer)

It took 5 years, but Jess Kurti just completed her mission to become the first person to ever volunteer at all 200 of Feeding America’s food banks. (Mashable)

About Move For Hunger

More than 41 million Americans, including 1 in 6 children, struggle with food insecurity each day. Hunger exists in every state, county, and congressional district in the United States.

Move For Hunger has collected nearly 9 million pounds of food thanks, in large part, to ordinary people like you who recognized the urgency of the problem and decided to take action. We need your support to continue providing meals for our neighbors in need.

We have delivered more than

14,460,092
pounds

of food to food banks across United States & Canada.

These food donations account for more than

12,050,077
meals

for people in need.