Hunger in the News: This Week’s Must-Read Articles | February 15, 2019

February 15, 2019 | 11:01 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.

Illinois is one of several states that will provide SNAP recipients with their March benefits early to ease the burden of the timing gap caused by the government shutdown. (Chicago Tribune)

Is a Universal Basic Income the solution to poverty? A new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research suggests that it could hurt low-income families more than help. (Pacific Standard)

Researchers from the University of Washington have found that evictions are a “big contributor to the rise of homelessness” in the state. (KOMO News)

“In Kentucky and Southern Indiana, universities are attempting to meet students’ basic needs by opening on-campus food pantries and launching food rescue programs.” (Louisville Courier Journal)

A new study of more than 100 restaurants in 12 countries finds that, for every $1 invested to reduce food waste, the restaurants saved an average of $7. (Fast Company)

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.