Hunger in the News: This Week’s Must-Read Articles | August 23, 2019

August 23, 2019 | 10:27 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.

In a letter to a SNAP administrator, the Mayors of 70 U.S. cities wrote that the proposed eligibility changes, “will put children’s health and development at risk by removing their access to healthy school meals; and harm our economy by reducing the amount of SNAP dollars available to spur regional and local economic activity.” (NPR)

“Austin has become the latest flash point in the national debate over whether homeless residents have a constitutional right to sleep on public streets, particularly in cities grappling with overcrowded shelters.” (The Washington Post)

Nearly 70 million American workers are living below the poverty line. A combination of rising rents, stagnant wages, and inadequate tenant protections is pushing many of them into homelessness. (The New Republic)

Washington D.C.’s “#DontMuteMyHealth” movement is an education campaign with an emphasis on addressing food insecurity in 3 of the District’s wards. (Washington City Paper)

How do we solve the food waste crisis? By developing better distribution models, changing our personal habits, and putting the waste to work. (Grist)

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.