Hunger in the News: This Week’s Must-Read Articles | June 21, 2019June 21, 2019 | 10:38 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.
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)