Hunger in the News

November 10, 2017

Goodbye Halloween, Hello Thanksgiving | The Chew

When a disaster strikes, widespread devastation leaves communities without food, power and shelter. Feeding America works to provide food relief to families in disaster-affected areas during their greatest times of need. After Hurricane Harvey, the Houston Food Bank tripled their output to serve households in need with the help of 18,000 volunteers. Read the Article »

Hunger is a bigger problem than you think at America’s colleges | FOX News

At Feeding America, we know that hunger can affect people from all walks of life. A survey last year found that 48 percent of students at four-year colleges and community colleges reported food insecurity in the past 30 days. Research shows that when students face barriers to basic needs, such as food, they are less likely to get good grades and are more likely to drop out of school. Read the Article »

Food stamps don’t cover the cost of healthy eating. Here’s how far they fall short. | News & Observer

More than half of the households served by our nationwide network of food banks also receive SNAP benefits. A recent study from N.C. State University examined the gap between what food stamp recipients receive and the cost of the healthy diet recommended by the federal government. 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.