Hunger in the News: This Week’s Must-Read Articles | June 7, 2019

June 7, 2019 | 2:14 pm | 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.

The number of people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles increased by 12% this year. Nearly 59,000 people in the city are living on the streets or out of their vehicles. (NPR)

One in 13 senior citizens struggled to afford food in 2017. Seniors who are women, racial or ethnic minorities, or who live with grandchildren were even more likely to be food insecure. (PhillyVoice)

An estimated 60 millions lbs. of produce being imported from Mexico through Nogales, AZ becomes unsellable every year. A number of organizations are taking steps to make sure it doesn’t end up in a landfill. (The New Food Economy)

Lawmakers in Ohio want to expand work requirements for SNAP, but advocates for the poor say that the plan would only increase hunger. (The Columbus Dispatch)

After a decade of work, “whether or not Americans have access to fresh and healthy food still has everything to do with their zip codes.” (Civil Eats)

South Korea is recycling 95% of all of the country’s food waste – here’s how they did it. (Huffington Post)

 

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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.

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