Hunger in the News: This Week’s Must-Read Articles | December 7, 2018

December 7, 2018 | 10:52 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.

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)

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

11,479,245
pounds

of food to food banks across United States & Canada.

These food donations account for more than

9,566,038
meals

for people in need.