Hunger in the News: This Week’s Must-Read Articles | September 28, 2018September 28, 2018 | 4:05 pm |
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 number of families enrolled in SNAP has declined significantly over the past year, and advocates believe that is due, in part, to stricter immigration enforcement. The Trump Administration’s new plan to deny green cards to immigrants who use public assistance would likely cause even more families to withdraw or refuse to apply for the programs. (The Bergen Record)
Pennsylvania food banks fear that expanded work requirements for those who receive SNAP benefits would strain their resources so much that they may be forced to turn people away. (WITF)
Birmingham’s food deserts are located in the same communities that were redlined in the 1930s. (Civil Eats)
A new study shows that growing up in a socially-disadvantaged household, “uniquely disrupts cognitive development, and the effect never fades away.” (Pacific Standard)
Landlords continue to discriminate against tenants with federal housing vouchers, and it’s undermining the potential of the program. (The Nation)