Hunger in the News: This Week’s Must-Read Articles | November 30, 2018

November 30, 2018 | 11:02 am | 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.

Providing enough healthy, affordable, and environmentally food for everyone will take a radical transformation of our current food system, according to a new report from 130 national academies of science and medicine. (The Guardian)

After months of negotiations, lawmakers have reached a deal on a new Farm Bill. The deal does not include the increased work requirements for SNAP that had been part of the original House bill. (The Washington Post)

More than 80 farms in the upper midwest filed for bankruptcy between July 2017-June 2018 and the Trump Administration’s trade war with China may be to blame. (Vox)

“A reasonable, common-sense definition of poverty should strive to measure how secure people feel — in their homes, their health, and their jobs.” (Bloomberg)

Food waste in the cafeteria is a massive problem, but the Oakland Unified School District may have found the solution. (Grist)

New Jersey legislators have approved a package of 14 measures that would promote food donations by farmers and retailers, provide grants to reduce hunger on college campuses and create new resources to connect residents with emergency food services. (The Bergen Record)

New York City’s comptroller says that the city needs to do more to address its affordable housing crisis. (Curbed)

New research suggests that the gender pay gap may be much wider than we previously thought. (The Atlantic)

About Move For Hunger

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

14,460,092
pounds

of food to food banks across United States & Canada.

These food donations account for more than

12,050,077
meals

for people in need.