Hunger in the News: This Week’s Must-Read Articles | September 6, 2019

September 6, 2019 | 3:13 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 USDA announced this week that food insecurity has continued to decline, but anti-hunger advocates fear that the progress could be used to justify further cuts in safety net programs. (NPR)

An analysis of the Trump Administration’s proposed changes to SNAP suggests that nearly 1 out of 10 households — 1.9 million homes — would lose benefits under the plan. (PBS)

According to the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, more than 16,000 public school students in the city didn’t have a permanent home during the 2018-19 academic year. (Chicago Tribune)

The World Resources Institute layed out an ambitious agenda to cut global food waste in half by 2030. (Civil Eats)

“A study by Hunger Free New Jersey found that between 2016 and 2019 there was a 34-percent increase in the number of school children taking advantage of after school meals.” (CBS New York)

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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

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12,050,077
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