Hunger in the News: October 4, 2019

October 4, 2019 | 11:00pm

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.

The Trump Administration introduced another proposal to cut benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, its third in the past year. (The Huffington Post)

The need for assistance from food banks in Los Angeles County has more than doubled over the past 19 years. (CalMatters)

Using a provision under the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, 82 schools in Austin now offer free lunch to all students. (Mother Jones)

Fixed incomes and high rents put thousands of senior citizens in California at risk of becoming homeless. (USA Today)

After facing a backlash for closing a store in South Memphis earlier this year, Kroger donated the property to a competing chain in order to prevent the area from becoming a food desert. (Newsweek)