Hunger in the News

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March 24, 2017

The Heartbreaking Reason Some Schools Never Seem To Grant Snow Days | The Washington Post

Hunger hurts everyone, but it is especially devastating in childhood because hunger deprives kids of more than just food. Luckily, according to the Agriculture Department, 20 million students receive free lunch, and 11.7 million receive free breakfast, at school. So why do some schools stay open when there is inclement weather while others grant snow days? Because those students may not have enough food at home. Read the Article »

Community College Students Struggle With Hunger, Homelessness | WNYC

Many think of community college as an affordable higher education option. But a new report shows that some community college students face the tough choice of hunger and even homelessness in exchange for their education, even if they are also working and receiving financial aid. Read the Article »

Food Stamp Recipients Increasingly Are The Working Poor | Huffington Post

As we see in the communities we serve across the country, it is a common criticism that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) discourages participants from working. But newly released data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows a growing number of people who receive benefits through SNAP live in households where at least one person is working. Read the Article »

Hunger in the News is a weekly summary of news articles that elevate the conversation of hunger and the issues affecting food insecurity in the U.S. The links contained in this summary direct you to websites that have content that is not controlled by Feeding America.

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