Hunger in the News: This Week’s Must-Read Articles | February 1, 2019February 1, 2019 | 12:08 pm |
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.
Although the goverment shutdown is finally over, it revealed how the United States “could be one domestic crisis away from bread lines.” (The New York Times)
The shutdown also laid bare just how precarious the financial circumstances of millions of Americans really are. (The Atlantic)
People who are enrolled in the SNAP program received their February benefits early during the shutdown and will not receive another payment until March. (CBS News)
With resources already strained as a result of the shutdown, food banks are making prepartions to assist the “flood of needy families” they expect to see when their SNAP benefits run out this month. (The Washington Post)
“Due in part to the escalating homelessness crisis, the number of injuries from cold have risen dramatically in the past 20 years.” (The Pacific Standard)
Embracing “ugly produce” has been hailed as an easy way to help reduce food waste, but some food justice activists argue that, although it’s well-meaning, the movement could do more harm than good. (The Atlantic)