Hunger in the News: This Week’s Must-Read Articles | May 10, 2019May 10, 2019 | 11:33 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.
On Thursday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a package of six bills that are, “designed to address different aspects of the state’s hunger crisis by establishing programs that would work to reduce food waste and to provide communities in food deserts with access to fresh and affordable produce.” (NJTV)
New Jersey’s former Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno was named the new President and CEO of Fulfill. (Asbury Park Press)
The Trump Administration is proposing changes to how the federal definition of poverty is calculated, which would likely result in fewer families being able to qualify for programs like SNAP and Medicaid. (The New York Times)
Starting Monday, students with unpaid lunch debts in Warwick, RI will only be given a sunflower butter & jelly sandwich instead of a hot meal, the latest in a string of “lunch shaming” episodes that have sparked controversy at schools across the country. (The Washington Post)
Major cities, which tend to have high populations of people experiencing homelessness, are increasingly punishing people for being in public spaces when they have no place else to go. (The New Republic)