Hunger in the News: This Week’s Must-Read Articles | July 26, 2019July 26, 2019 | 9:19 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.
A school district in Pennsylvania mailed letters to 1,000 parents warning them that their children could be placed in foster care if they did not pay their overdue lunch bills. (USA Today)
The USDA acknowledged that 3 million Americans could lose their SNAP benefits under the Trump Administration’s proposed eligibility changes. (Politico)
“The housing crisis is affecting everyone in superstar tech hubs, but has fallen particularly hard on low-income residents and people of color.” (Axios)
A new study suggests that, if we all ate the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables, there wouldn’t be enough to go around. (NPR)
Oakland’s homeless population has grown by 47% over the last 2 years. (San Jose Mercury News)