Hunger in the News

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August 26, 2016
by Emily Nelson

 

Artisanal Food Waste: Can You Turn Scraps Into Premium Products? | NPR the Salt
Entrepreneurs are looking into the issue of food waste and finding new and innovative ways to take food that might have gone to waste and turn it into a high-value product. Learn how Philabundance, the Feeding America food bank in Philadelphia, and other organizations are making the most out of rescued food. Read the Article >>


The Most Economically Segregated School Districts | U.S. News
A recently released study from EdBuild, a nonprofit focused on education funding inequality, has shown that stark contrasts in poverty rates exist for neighboring schools districts across the United States. Some school districts that share a boarder have childhood poverty rates that differ by more than 40 percentage points. This leads to dramatically different funding levels for schools only miles apart. See how this economic segregation perpetuates the cycle of poverty in disadvantaged communities. Read the Article >>


The wealthy have nearly healed from recession. The poor haven’t even started. | The Washington Post
According to a new analysis released by the Congressional Budget Office, the Great Recession and the subsequent recovery have created a greater gap between the very wealthy and everyone else. While the wealthiest Americans have almost fully recovered from the recession, those at the bottom of the economic ladder have fallen deeper into debt. Learn more about how people struggling with hunger are faring in our post-recession economy. 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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