Hunger in the News: This Week’s Must-Read Articles | September 13, 2019

September 13, 2019 | 11:36 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.

“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)

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.