Hunger in the News: This Week’s Must-Read Articles | December 7, 2018December 7, 2018 | 10:52 am |
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.
A new report from Hunger Free America shows that, despite an economic boom between 2014-17, rates of hunger have yet to return to pre-recession levels. (MarketWatch)
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the national poverty rate has declined from 14.9% to 14.6%. (U.S. World & News Report)
After California’s wildfires destroyed thousands of homes, “tensions are growing between those who were already homeless and the newly homeless, as each group reaches for the other’s resources.” (The New York Times)
Research shows that children who have access to food stamps at an early age tend to have improved health and economic outcomes as adults. (Bloomberg)
Seventy-percent of America’s food pantries are associated with a house of worship, which means that religious organizations will have a big role to play in the fight to end food waste. (The New Food Economy)