Hunger in the News

When you get two meals and a healthy snack at school each day and struggle for enough on the weekends, facing summer is not as exciting. Community Kitchen of Monroe County – located in Bloomington, Indiana – works to reach as many children struggling with this situation in the summer as possible.
August 12, 2016
by Emily Nelson


Leftover Meal Plan Swipes: No Waste Here | The New York Times 
There is a growing recognition among many universities that a significant number of college students are struggling with hunger. Learn how activists in the food justice movement and college officials are creating tools and programs to help students donate extra meals from their meal plans to students in need. Read the Article >>

Elected Officials Send Hunger Packing During Democratic National | Philabundance Blog 
During the Democratic National Convention, Philabundance teamed up with Feeding America to host “Send Hunger Packing,” an opportunity for elected officials and policymakers to learn more about food insecurity as well as local and national hunger-relief efforts while volunteering. See how this this volunteer opportunity succeeded. Read the Article >>

The Benefits And Concerns Of Allowing Online Food Stamp Purchases | Inside Sources
The USDA has worked to expand the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) since last summer to include online purchases. Experts note the idea could yield a lot of positive results but warn the agency must have ways to address fraud before they implement it. Learn more what experts are saying about this program. 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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