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August 11, 2017

Survey: 1 in 6 U.S. kids struggle with hunger | CNN

Children facing hunger are more likely to repeat a grade in elementary school, experience developmental impairments and have more social and behavioral problems. CNN reports on the 13 million children in the United States who lack access to nutritious meals or don’t know where their next meal is coming from, especially during summer months while school is out. Read the Article »

Students without food | Inside Higher Ed

Our data show food insecurity exists in every county in the country, affecting everyone from children, seniors and families — to college students. The Urban Institute’s new study found that 13 percent of community college students experienced food insecurity in 2015. Based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, this is the first study to attempt to gauge the national scope of hunger on college campuses. Read the Article »

New Jersey is cutting food waste to help the climate | Salon

Last year, the Feeding America network and our partners rescued 2.8 billion pounds of food that would otherwise have been wasted, but there’s still a long way to go. Approximately 72 billion pounds of perfectly good food ends up in landfills and incinerators every year. A new law in New Jersey will cut the state’s food waste in half by 2030, helping food insecure families and reducing the state’s climate footprint. Read the Article »

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