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Hunger in the News: November 22, 2019

November 22, 2019 | 2:08pm

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.

Food banks are beginning to take a more aggressive approach to advocacy, even at the risk of alienating some of their biggest donors. (FastCompany)

A 3-year investigation found “widespread separate and unequal treatment of minority potential homebuyers and minority communities,” by real estate agents on Long Island. (Newsday)

There is growing speculation that the Trump Administration could be preparing to crack down on the homeless population in California following the firing of the executive director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness. (The Washington Post)

Food pantries and soup kitchens in New York City are seeing longer lines than they ever have before. (PIX 11)

An ammonia leak at the Houston Food Bank spoiled nearly 2 million lbs. of fruits, vegetables, rice, and beans. Kroger, United Airlines, and other businesses have stepped up to help the Food Bank replenish its stock. (Houston Chronicle, Houston Business Journal)