Hunger in the News: This Week’s Must-Read Articles | June 28, 2019

June 28, 2019 | 10:27 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.

At Northwest Harvest’s new Community Market, visitors will be able to shop and check out as if they were at a grocery store instead of simply being handed a bag of food as they would at a traditional food pantry. (Seattle Times)

Food Forward’s new refrigerated storage facility, the “Produce Pit Stop,” will allow the California non-profit to store up to 200,000 lbs. of perishable food at a time. (Civil Eats)

“Homelessness is by no means a problem unique to Los Angeles, of course. It’s a national crisis of varying degrees in cities from San Francisco to Boston, and one that officials at all levels of government seem hard-pressed to know how to address.” (The Atlantic)

Allowing women who receive WIC to purchase fruits and vegetables has had a positive impact on children’s health. (The New Food Economy)

It’s been more than 10 years since Congress raised the federal minimum wage – that’s the longest stretch without an increase since it was established in 1938. (Vox)

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.