Hunger in the News: This Week’s Must-Read Articles | October 26, 2018

October 26, 2018 | 10:03 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.

“According to a new study from the Brookings Institution’s Hamilton Project, most SNAP recipients either are already working or physically can’t. The share of people who aren’t already subject to work requirements within the program, who aren’t currently working, or who have no interest in working? Less than 1 percent.” (The Atlantic)

San Francisco’s tech leaders are publicly debating a measure that would tax businesses to help fight homelessness in the city(The New York Times)

Households are still struggling to make ends meet, even with U.S. unemployment and poverty rates at historic lows. (Albany Times-Union)

Public school families of Inglewood, South Los Angeles, and East Los Angeles create the United Parents and Students’ Store of Excellence Award, which aims to reward stores selling better and healthier food. (Civil Eats)

Apeel Sciences transforms the oils of fruits and vegetables into a colorless, odorless, and tasteless powder to extend the shelf life of various produce. (CNN)

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
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for people in need.