Hunger in the News: This Week’s Must-Read Articles | April 18, 2019

April 18, 2019 | 12:26 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.

Cincinnati’s ‘Soup Kitchen Summit’ has brought together local emergency food providers, philanthropies, and corporate partners to find ways to rescue more food for the people in the city who are facing hunger. (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Two UX designers turned artists have opened an exhibit in Washington, D.C. to show how tech that doesn’t incorporate people into the process can make the problems that they are attempting to solve, like food insecurity, worse. (CityLab)

“New state requirements for handling excess food could reduce the state’s carbon footprint and help address hunger in New York. Starting in 2022, large food generators — including supermarkets, colleges, hotels and sporting venues — will be required to donate leftover edible food.” (Albany Times-Union)

Advocates worry that colleges will rely on emergency food programs to address food insecurity among students, instead of focusing on the systems that created the problem. (Spotlight on Poverty)

“Researchers created an algorithm to identify the people most at risk for long-term homelessness in Los Angeles. Some worry the tool itself poses risks.” (Pacific Standard)

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.