Hunger in the News: This Week’s Must-Read Articles | January 18, 2019January 18, 2019 | 8:59 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.
Some states have started to issue warnings to SNAP recipients that they may need to ration their benefits if the government shutdown extends past February. (Politico)
Food banks in Florida expect that the demand for services will only increase as the shutdown drags on. A spokesperson for Feeding Tampa Bay said that they are approaching the situation “like a hurricane.” (Tampa Bay Times)
In Seattle, food banks that are already stretched to their limits are seeing new clients every day. (Crosscut)
The Central Texas Food Bank is making preparations for the influx of furloughed federal workers they expect will need assistance in the days and weeks ahead. (Austin American-Statesman)
Last weekend, the Capital Area Food Bank organized 5 pop-up food distribution centers for federal workers who needed assistance during the government shutdown. (NPR)