Hunger in the News: This Week’s Must-Read Articles | February 8, 2019

February 8, 2019 | 3:28 pm | 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.

More than 25% of Americans living in poverty do not receive any form of assistance from federal safety net programs, according to new analysis from the Urban Institute. (The Washington Post)

Although the government shutdown is over, people who received their February SNAP benefits early are “struggling to keep food on the shelves.” (NPR)

Food banks in Ohio say that their state’s new online enrollment system has made it more difficult for people to apply for SNAP. (

Researchers from the Government Accountability Office reviewed 29 studies and determined that food insecurity among college students is a widespread and growing problem. (U.S. News)

Every week, students at Harvard volunteer to package 1,200 lbs. of food from the school’s cafeteria into microwavable meals for people in need. (PBS News Hour)

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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.

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