Hunger in the News: This Week’s Must-Read Articles | September 20, 2019

September 20, 2019 | 4:05 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.

Brian Greene, CEO of the Houston Food Bank, says that, despite better distribution models and logistics, we are still losing the fight against hunger. (Houston Chronicle)

President Trump said that his administration would be issuing San Francisco a notice of environmental violation because of the number of people who are homeless in the city. (New York Times)

“The poverty rate in the United States fell to 11.8 percent in 2018, according to data released last week by the Census Bureau — the lowest it’s been since 2001. But this estimate significantly understates the extent of economic deprivation in the United States today.” (The Washington Post)

Apeel has developed a plant-based coating that helps reduce food waste by extending the shelf life of produce. (Forbes)

Senior food insecurity is growing as the baby boom generation ages, and it has far-reaching consequences.” (Raleigh News & Observer)

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

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These food donations account for more than

12,050,077
meals

for people in need.