Hunger in the News

February 5, 2016
by Dan Michel


Obama Administration Announces Major Investments in Preventing Child Hunger | White House Press Office

Feeding America was pleased to participate in a conversation on child hunger hosted by the White House. The panel included Dawn, a former SNAP recipient; Dr. Hilary Seligman, a member of our Technical Advisory Group for research and representatives from food banks. The announcement was made that investments will be made in more resources to feed hungry children during the summer.

More about the child hunger White House discussion >>


Why Half a Million People Will Lose Their Food Stamps This Year | CNBC

A new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities show that many of the country’s poorest individuals will lose their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (otherwise known as SNAP or food stamps) this year. Feeding America believes that SNAP is critical to help vulnerable citizens get back on their feet. Cutting such benefits would be devastating to the people who use it.

 More about the SNAP cuts >>


What Data Can Do to Fight Poverty | New York Times

This article discusses the importance of continued research and data collection on innovative ideas to combat poverty. While the article cites international examples, it’s highly relevant for fighting hunger here at home. Feeding America places an emphasis on continuously testing new ideas to better reach people in need. Our nutrition nudge research is one example.

Read about this innovation >>


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