Hunger in the News: This Week’s Must-Read Articles | September 13, 2019September 13, 2019 | 11:36 am |
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.
“From school lunch shaming to universal free meals, four experts discuss the changes the past decade has brought to the nation’s school lunch program.” (Civil Eats)
Federal safety net programs, such as SNAP and housing subsidies, kept 47 million Americans out of poverty last year. (Vox)
The Trump Administration is developing a plan to relocate people in California who are experiencing homelessness from their camps and into federally run facilities. (The Washington Post)
“A shuttered supermarket is more than just a business failure. It can perpetuate the food desert problem for years and prevent new stores from opening in the same location, worsening a neighborhood’s blight.” (The Conversation)
At 9:00 PM, Finnish grocery stores cut the price on items that will go past their expiration date at midnight by 60%. It’s part of S-market’s two-year campaign to dramatically reduce food waste. (The New York Times)