Hunger in the News: This Week’s Must-Read Articles | January 4, 2019January 4, 2019 | 3:30 pm |
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.
SNAP benefits for 1.5 million people in Georgia could be in jeopardy if the government shutdown extends into February. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Food banks are also concerned that an extended shutdown would imperil TEFAP, a government program that provides food banks with fresh produce, frozen meats, and other commodities. (Winston-Salem Journal)
The Food Distribution Program for Native American reservations, which helped feed about 90,000 people in 2017, could also be curtailed if the shutdown extends past January. (The New York Times)
Los Angeles residents are struggling to balance their empathy for people who are experiencing homelessness with fears for their personal safety. (NPR)
New research suggests that “local housing voucher programs may be exacerbating residential segregation…and undermining the aim of the 1968 Fair Housing Act.” (The Washington Post)