Hunger in the News

March 25, 2016
by Dan Michel

Soybean growers oppose move to block grants for SNAP | FarmProgress

A proposal to change the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to a block grant-based system is drawing criticism from food banks and the American Soybean Association which has a longstanding opposition to reopening the complex farm bill.

Read the response from the Association >>

 

Starbucks Pledges to Donate 100% of Unsold Food | USA Today

Feeding America partner has increased their involvement to fight hunger by pledging to donate all unsold, safe product to food banks. The new program called "FoodShare" is a good fit as Feeding America already has infrastructure to support these new donations.

Read about the partnership >>

 

What Urban Hunger Looks Like Now | City Lab

In her work, the photographer Joey O’Loughlin captures the diverse reality of New York’s food pantry lines.

See the story and the photos >>