Hunger in the News

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March 31, 2017

Viral Post Shows The ‘Invisible’ Ways Teachers Help Hungry Students | Huffington Post

A recent Facebook post from a teacher in Oregon went viral when it showed the hidden way educators across the country are helping students facing hunger. She posted a photo of a cabinet of snacks she offers hungry children in her classroom and noted that almost every teacher she knows has a similar system in place. Read the Article »

Kids Who Suffer Hunger In First Years Lag Behind Their Peers In School | NPR

A new study shows that growing up in a hungry household in the first couple of years of life can hurt how a child performs in school years later. As we see in the communities we serve, hunger deprives kids of more than just food. It limits their ability to reach their full potential. On empty stomachs, kids don’t have the energy to focus, learn and grow. Read the Article »

Deportation Fears Prompt Immigrants To Cancel Food Stamps | NPR

Some groups and nonprofits that help low-income families get food assistance are noticing a drop in the number of immigrants seeking help, suggesting some families are canceling SNAP and other government benefits out of fear it will affect their immigration status. 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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