Hunger in the News

Property damage caused by Hurricane Harvey
September 5, 2017

Hurricane Harvey: The devastation and what comes next | New York Times

When a disaster strikes a community, widespread devastation leaves communities without food, power and shelter. Our disaster relief partners allow Feeding America to get needed product immediately into affected areas and during the long recovery that follows. Hurricane Harvey first made landfall near Corpus Christi, Texas, on August 25. The affected areas in Texas and Louisiana have seen record rainfall and significant flooding and damages. Read the Article »

Opinion: It’s time to outlaw lunch shaming | CNN

As they grow up, kids struggling to get enough to eat are more likely to have problems in school and other social situations. Yet almost half of all US school districts use lunch shaming practices such as denying kids lunch to reprimand parents who have not paid their child’s school lunch bill. Tom Udall, US Senator from New Mexico, is taking on lunch shaming: New Mexico has become the first state in the nation to ban the practice, and Udall has introduced federal legislation to outlaw lunch shaming nationwide. Read the Article »

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