Hunger in the News: This Week’s Must-Read Articles | November 9, 2018

November 9, 2018 | 7:26 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.

Supermarkets are recognizing that reducing food waste is good for business and can help them make a connection with their customers. (Forbes)

“Shoppers who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program may find it harder to use their benefits to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables at farmers markets.” (NPR)

San Francisco voters Tuesday gave a solid thumbs-up to Proposition C, which is designed to inject the most money ever directed at city homeless programs by taxing big businesses to raise hundreds of millions of dollars.” (San Francisco Chronicle)

The push for SNAP work requirements continues while many participants cannot work because of health issues or disability. (The Brookings Institution)

One in 10 households with seniors aged 60 and older receive SNAP benefits, according to a study released by the Food Research & Action Center, in collaboration with AARP Foundation. (Market Watch)

Nearly 30% of renters in the United States reported experiencing food insecurity in 2017. (Pacific Standard)

“The shuttering of local Tops Friendly Markets stores has left some residents worried about their access to affordable fresh food.” (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle)

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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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These food donations account for more than

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