Hunger in the News: This Week’s Must-Read Articles | September 28, 2018

September 28, 2018 | 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.

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)

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.