Hunger in the News: This Week’s Must-Read Articles | January 18, 2019

January 18, 2019 | 8:59 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.

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)

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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.

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

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