Hunger in the News: This Week’s Must-Read Articles | April 5, 2019

April 5, 2019 | 11:13 am | 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.

Nearly half of CUNY students surveyed said they had experienced food insecurity in the past 30 days, while 14% said they had been homeless in the previous year. (New York Daily News)

Hundreds of thousands of senior citizens in Ohio may be going hungry because they aren’t signing up to receive SNAP benefits. (News 5 Cleveland)

“A coalition of state attorneys general is suing the Trump administration for weakening the federal nutrition standards for school meals that are fed to about 30 million children across the country.” (NPR)

More than 10% of Americans are spending half of their total income on rent or mortgages. (CityLab)

Despite a population which is 80% African American, there are zero black-owned grocery stores in Detroit. One local entrepeneur is trying to change that. (Civil Eats)

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.