Hunger in the News: This Week’s Must-Read Articles | November 22, 2019

November 22, 2019 | 2:08 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.

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)

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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.

We have delivered more than

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