Hunger in the News

June 17, 2016
by Dan Michel

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces $16.8 Million in Grants to Encourage Healthy Food Purchases for SNAP Participants | USDA

The Secretary announced grant awardees - including many Feeding America food banks and food bank feeding programs - to help get healthier food to people using SNAP (food stamps).

See how these grants will be used >>


Mobile Pantries Get Fresh Food to Where People Need It Most | Civil Eats

Early in my career, I met a long-time hunger advocate John Arnold who was the father of mobile pantries. He believed that sometimes you need to bring the food to the people in need rather than thinking they need to get to inconvenient places to receive help.

See how mobile pantries work to help people in need >>


Why TANF Is Not a Model for Other Safety Net Programs | Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) has seen decreasing value in its 20-year history and is having declining effects on families in need.

See how TANF has changed over the years >>



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