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January 6, 2017

When Paying the Rent Means Going Hungry | The Weekly Challenger

Heat or eat. Lights or dinner. Rent or a meal. What would you choose? Millions of Americans are constantly burdened with these types of difficult decisions. In a recent study by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, forty-one percent of cities surveyed reported that stagnant wages and surging housing costs have resulted in an increase in demand for emergency food assistance. Learn more about the tough choice between paying rent and buying food faced by millions of Americans. Read the Article »

For Kids, Poverty Means Psychological Deficits as Adults | Cornell Chronicle

The Feeding America network of food banks provides millions of children with nutritious food every day because 1 in 6 children in America face hunger. A new study from Cornell University has now shown that significant psychological deficits can occur over time and in a broad range of ways as a result of childhood poverty. Learn more about the potential longer term impacts faced by children struggling with poverty and hunger. Read the Article »

A Photographic Chronicle of America's Working Poor | Smithsonian Magazine

Many American’s with jobs still struggle with poverty and hunger, often called the “working poor”. In the summer of 1936, James Agee and Walker Evans used photography to capture the struggle of the working poor of America. The results of this work were eye opening to many Americans at the time. The Smithsonian recently journeyed from Maine to California to add another chapter to this landmark study of American life. See what has changed and was has stayed the same for America’s working poor. Read the Article »

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