Hunger in the News: This Week’s Must-Read Articles | October 4, 2019

October 4, 2019 | 11:00 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.

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)

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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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