Hunger in the News: This Week’s Must-Read Articles | June 21, 2019

June 21, 2019 | 10:38 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.

Long Island Cares has received millions of additional pounds of food as a result of the bailout package farmers received from the Trump Administration. Now, the food bank is running out of space to store it all. (Vice News)

A group of public markets in some of Baltimore’s poorest neighborhoods have lost or are in danger of losing eligibility to accept payments through SNAP. (Baltimore Sun)

There is not a single state, county, or metropolitan area in the United States where a full-time, minimum wage employee can afford a two-bedroom apartment. (CityLab)

In Los Angeles and other thriving cities, “homelessness is in no small part an artifact of being poor in a place where ferocious competition for a severely constrained supply of homes drives up rents.” (The Atlantic)

Fighting food waste is becoming big business. Here are 20 startups to keep an eye on. (Fast Company)

About Move For Hunger

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

14,460,092
pounds

of food to food banks across United States & Canada.

These food donations account for more than

12,050,077
meals

for people in need.