Stories and images of hunger and poverty in the United States

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For D.C.’s desperate, a refuge from homelessness is about to disappear

by Petula Dvorak Washington Post October 23, 2015

Picking peas should bring a better life

by Rosa Martinez as told to David Bacon New American Media June 3, 2015s
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For Hardee’s workers, it’s not a parable, it’s a job

by Anne Hull Washington Post March 14, 2015

This powerful Reddit thread reveals how the poor get by in America

by Max Ehrenfreund Washington Post January 15, 2015
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Poverty endures in a Texas colonia

by Nicole Bengiveno New York Times June 29
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Fifty years into the War on Poverty, hardship hits back

by Trip Gabriel New York Times April 20, 2014
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Invisible child: Dasani’s homeless life

by Andrea Elliot New York Times December 9, 2013
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Caught in unemployment’s revolving door

by Annie Lowrey New York Times November 16, 2013

On the edge of poverty, at the center of a debate on food stamps

by Sheryl Gay Stolberg New York Times September 4, 2013
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Photo: Michael S. Williamson/Washington Post


Food stamps put Rhode Island town on monthly boom-and-bust cycle

by Eli Saslow Washington Post March 16, 2013
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Photo: Linda Davidson/Washington Post


In Rust Belt, a teenager’s climb from poverty

by Anne Hull Washington Post December 8, 2012

In suburbia, a dizzying fall from middle-class grace

by Petula Dvorak Washington Post September 25, 2012
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Detroit food bank 2010 (photo essay)

by Anthony Suau Facing Change July 2011
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Photo: David Bacon.


South of Silicon Valley, hunger haunts California town

by David Bacon New American Media June 20, 2010
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Photo: David Bacon


Border communities are ground zero for hunger

by David Bacon New American Media April 18, 2011
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Photo: David Bacon

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Photo: Andrea Morales/New York Times


Ohio town sees public job as only route to middle class

by Sabrina Tavernise New York Times March 15, 2011
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Photo: Annie Tritt/New York Times


Itinerant life weighs on farm workers’ children

by Patricia Leigh BrownNew York Times March 12, 2011
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Photo: Andrew Spear/New York Times


“Teacher, my dad lost his job. Do we have to move?”

by Michael Winerip New York Times January 30, 2011
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Photo: Washington Post


For migrant worker children, frequent school changes damage learning

by Kevin Sieff Washington Post November 7, 2010
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Photo: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

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Photo: David Pierini/ ChicagoTribune


Homeless students: increasingly, families taking shelter anywhere they can

by Bonnie Miller Rubin Chicago Tribune October 28, 2009
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Photo: Monica Almeida/The New York Times


Recession drives surge in youth runaways

by Ian Urbina New York Times October 5, 2009
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Photo: Washington Post See article for further pictures

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Photo: BBC


Poverty hits African Americans hard

by BBC News April 23, 2009

Atlantic City homeless shelter video

by BBC News April 22, 2009

Atlantic City homeless shelter video

by BBC News April 14, 2009
  • World Hunger Education
    Service
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    Washington, D.C. 20017
  • For the past 40 years, since its founding in 1976, the mission of World Hunger Education Service is to undertake programs, including Hunger Notes, that
    • Educate the general public and target groups about the extent and causes of hunger and malnutrition in the United States and the world
    • Advance comprehension which integrates ethical, religious, social, economic, political, and scientific perspectives on the world food problem
    • Facilitate communication and networking among those who are working for solutions
    • Promote individual and collective commitments to sustainable hunger solutions.