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.
November 4, 2016
Small Factories Emerge as a Weapon in the Fight Against Poverty | The New York TimesEconomists have made the argument that big manufacturing in America has been transformed and will no longer be the driver of the middle class. This transformation has left many workers struggling to support their families and make ends meet. Despite this, small manufactures are beginning to show a glimmer of hope for some hard hit communities. See how small manufacturers are proving to be vital in the United States to help build an economy that offers greater opportunities for everyone. Read the Article »
Implications of Poverty for Practices Serving Suburban Families | American Academy of PediatricsThe adverse effects of poverty and food insecurity on health have been well researched and documented. Earlier this year, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released their first-ever policy statement on poverty which asked pediatricians to screen and address poverty and food insecurity. APP recently released a supplement to their earlier policy statement focused on the unique challenges faced in serving suburban families. Learn more about the specific barriers to and opportunities for pediatricians serving suburban families struggling with hunger. Read the Article »