Hunger in the News: This Week’s Must-Read Articles | October 5, 2018

October 5, 2018 | 1:08 pm | 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 Farm Bill expired on October 1 and the stalled negotiations over increased work requirements for SNAP recipients are one of the primary reasons that new legislation has not been passed. (The Huffington Post)

Where children live matters deeply in whether they prosper as adults. Researchers from Harvard & Brown University have just released nationwide maps that can pinpoint the neighborhoods where people have the best chance of getting ahead. (The New York Times)

“A growing number of colleges are trying to help poor students meet their basic needs and remove barriers that keep them from graduating.” (Inside Higher Ed)

Sixty-five percent of Tacoma County College students have considered dropping out of school to get jobs so that they can pay for basic necessities, like food. (The News Tribune)

As Austin enters the last phase of its Zero Waste initiative, restaurants in the city are no longer allowed to simply throw away their food scraps. (Eater)

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.