Hunger in the News

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January 20, 2017

In the Shopping Cart of a Food Stamp Household: Not What the New York Times Reported | Talk Poverty

A recent New York Times article covering a new USDA study on food purchase trends of households receiving SNAP (formally the food stamp program) announced “In the Shopping Cart of a Food Stamp Household: Lots of Soda”. However, experts were quick to respond to The New York Times with the study’s actual findings, highlighting the articles many falsehoods about SNAP, a federal nutrition program vital to the wellbeing of Americans facing hunger. Get the complete story on the USDA’s SNAP report. Read the Article »

America's Best Child Poverty-Fighting Program? It's Spelled EITC | PHYS.ORG

According to new research from UC Berkeley, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is the most effective poverty-fighting program for children in America. This work is highlighted in a recent policy brief for the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment. Learn more about the many positive outcomes of the Earned Income Tax Credit for those struggling with poverty and hunger. Read the Article »

High Health Care Deductibles Take Toll on Family Finances | U.S. News

High-deductible health care plans, which have multiplied in recent years, may pose a significant financial burden on Americans with chronic conditions, including many of those struggling with poverty and hunger. These important findings were recently shared in two studies from the Journal of the America Medical Association (JAMA). Learn more about the toll out-of-pocket spending for health care can have on the family budget of those suffering with chronic conditions. Read the Article »

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