Hunger in the News: This Week’s Must-Read Articles | January 25, 2019

January 25, 2019 | 11:31 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.

Carlos Rodriguez, the CEO of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, says there is no way that his organization could fill the gap if SNAP benefits were to run out as a result of the government shutdown. (Press of Atlantic City)

With thousands of federal workers furloughed and nutrition assistance programs, like SNAP, imperiled, the Central Texas Food Bank expects to face an overwhelming demand for its services if the shutdown continues. (Mother Jones)

Communities like Reading, PA, where nearly half the residents are enrolled in SNAP, would face a crisis if the shutdown continues past February. (NPR)

On Wednesday, federal workers staged a protest, during which they chanted, “No more food banks! We need paychecks!” inside the Hart Senate Office Building.  (The New Yorker)

According to a new report from Second Harvest, nearly 60% of the food produced in Canada is wasted. (CBC)

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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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