Hunger in the News: This Week’s Must-Read Articles | November 2, 2018November 2, 2018 | 1:12 pm |
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.
As state governments impose stricter work requirements for SNAP benefits, the burden for helping the poor has been shifted to small food pantries like the Nelsonville Food Cupboard. (The Washington Post)
Food banks in Texas are struggling to transport, store, and distribute the food the USDA purchased to aid farmers who are struggling as a result of trade war tariffs. (San Antonio Express-News)
“With campaigning in the final days and elections next week, one of the major things Congress will have to deal with when it returns is the stalled farm bill.” (CNBC)
Legal immigrants who benefit from various forms of public assistance fear that being labeled a ‘public charge’ will jeopardize their ability to stay in the country. (WNYC)
“’Pop quiz. At what age are you most likely to be homeless?‘ asked Allyson Crawford, chief executive of Room to Grow, a nonprofit that helps poor parents with newborns. ‘The answer is 1.’” (The New York Times)
The rate of food insecurity among senior citizens in Wilmington, Delaware is especially high. (Delaware Online)