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World Hunger Education Service celebrates its 40th anniversary WHES April 13, 2015 

‘We don’t know why it came to this’ As white women between 25 and 55 die at spiking rates, a close look at one tragedy Eli Saslow Washington Post April 8, 2016

The controversial reason tens of thousands of people just lost their food stamps Max Ehrenfreund and Roberto A. Ferdman Washington Post April 1, 2016

Summer meals transportation barriers and solutions Joy Bentley, Stephanie Chan, Deborah Swerdlow, Theresa Toll, Megan Tracz George Washington University March 29, 2016

Summer meals transportation barriers and solutions Joy Bentley, Stephanie Chan, Deborah Swerdlow, Theresa Toll, Megan Tracz George Washington University March 29, 2016

What nutrition experts think is missing from the new Dietary Guidelines Hope Warshaw Washington Post March 23, 2016

Picture of cow. Photo: Flickr-orangeaurochs

Photo: Flickr/orangeaurochs

What would actually happen if we stopped eating so much meat? Melissa Cronin Grist March 23, 2016 See full study.

Asia's demand for lentils means North American farms switch to pulses Jen Skeritt and Megan Durisin Bloomberg Business March 22, 2016

Citing poverty's toll on children, pediatricians call for a stronger safety net Arloc Sherman Center for Budget and Policy Priorities March 10, 2016

Dietary guidelines ignore broad U.S. support for sustainablity Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future March 8, 2016

Tamir Brown peers out from her tent before being forced to move. Photo: Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post

Tamir Brown peers out from her tent before being forced to move. Photo: Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post

Near the U.S. Capitol, an encampment of the homeless is removed by city workers Joe Heim Washington Post March 10, 2016 See related story He made a promise to help others. Now he’s giving tents to the homeless. Arnold Harvey began bringing food and clothes to the homeless on his trash route about a decade ago. Petula Dvorak Washington Post October 19, 2015

Entomologist Jonathan Lundgren blames overuse of pesticides and a lack of crop diversity for the dwindling honeybee population. Photo: Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post

Entomologist Jonathan Lundgren blames overuse of pesticides and a lack of crop diversity for the dwindling honeybee population. Photo: Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post

Was a USDA scientist muzzled because of his bee research? Steve Volk Washington Post March 3, 2016

Decline of pollinators poses threat to world's food supply, report says John Schwartz New York Times February 26, 2016

Closed stores in Camden, N.J., which ranked high on the nationwide list of distressed cities, as did Newark. Photo: Mark Makela/The New York Times

Closed stores in Camden, N.J., which ranked high on the nationwide list of distressed cities, as did Newark. Photo: Mark Makela/The New York Times

Poorest areas miss out on boons of recovery, study finds Nelson D. Schwartz New York Times February 24, 2016  See nationwide (by counties) graphic, In an improving economy, places in distress Karl Russell New York Times February 24, 2016

Ara Sparkman with her belongings on a Milwaukee street after an eviction in 2010. Photo: Sally Ryan/New York Times

A Harvard sociologist on watching families lose their homes Jennifer Schuessler New York Times February 19, 2016

Disparity in life spans of the rich and the poor is growing Sabrina Tavernese New York Times February 12, 2016

Migrant fishermen unloaded barrels of fish from a ship at the docks in Songkhla, on Thailand’s southeast coast, in 2014. Photo:  Adam Dean/The New York Times

Migrant fishermen unloaded barrels of fish from a ship at the docks in Songkhla, on Thailand's southeast coast, in 2014. Photo:  Adam Dean/The New York Times

U.S. closing a loophole on products tied to slaves Ian Urbina New York Times February 15, 2016 See the newspaper series that sparked this concern Seafood from Slaves  Associated Press 2015 and also The Outlaw Ocean Ian Urbina New York Times July 25, 2015.  (These two series won the 2016 Polk Award for foreign reporting.)  Also see HN fact sheet Harmful economic systems as a cause of hunger and poverty.

Crouching out of sight, awaiting a smuggler’s signal that it was safe to cross a road near Los Corazones. With increasing vigilance, Mexican authorities have cracked down on illegal migrants. Photo: Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times

Crouching out of sight, awaiting a smuggler’s signal that it was safe to cross a road near Los Corazones. With increasing vigilance, Mexican authorities have cracked down on illegal migrants. Photo: Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times

Step by step on a desperate trek of migrants through Mexico  Azam Ahmed New York Times February 8, 2016

Who are the low-income childless adults facing the loss of SNAP in 2016? Steven Carlson, Dorothy Rosenbaum, and Brynne Keith-Jennings Center for Budget and Policy Priorities February 8, 2016

The trouble with Iowa: Corn, corruption, and the presidential caucuses Richard Manning The Atlantic February 2016

Graffiti of a young boy on a Baltimore street. Photo: John Brucato/ Flickr

Graffiti on a Baltimore street. Photo: John Brucato/ Flickr

The striking power of poverty to turn young boys into jobless men Emily Badger and Christopher Ingraham Washington Post January 29, 2016

n rural Ohio, teens from Guatemala are found debeaking chickens at an egg farm while living in “horrible” conditions, the government says. Photo: ©  Ty Wright/The Washington Post

In rural Ohio, teens from Guatemala are found debeaking chickens at an egg farm while living in “horrible” conditions, the government says. Photo: ©  Ty Wright/The Washington Post

Failures in handling unaccompanied migrant minors have led to trafficking Abbie VanSickle Washington Post January 26, 2016

Thou shalt not toss food: Enlisting religious groups to fight waste Elizabeth Godoy NPR January 19, 2016

In memory of Martin Luther King
Heaven will welcome you, Dr. King
Big Maybelle
Why (The King of Love is Dead)
Nina Simone

(song in tribute, written immediately after MLK's assassination on April 4, 1968)

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, far right, highlighted his background — the son of a bartender and a maid — during the Kemp Forum in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday. Mr. Rubio also noted that Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, sitting next to him, understood the challenges of struggling Americans, with a father who delivered mail. Photo: Travis Dove/The New York Times

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, far right, highlighted his background — the son of a bartender and a maid — during the Kemp Forum in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday. Mr. Rubio also noted that Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, sitting next to him, understood the challenges of struggling Americans, with a father who delivered mail. Photo: Travis Dove/The New York Times

Republican candidates, minus Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, play nice at poverty forum Ashley Parker New York Times January 9, 2016 See also GOP policy forum: Its high notes and low notes Robert Greenstein Center for Budget and Policy Priorities January 9, 2016

Rene Morales talks on the phone with his sister Rosa Vargas, who is being detained at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Gilley, TX. Rosa's daughter, Junedi Mijangos, stands in the doorway. Photo: © Michael A. Schwarz/The Washington Post

Rene Morales talks on the phone with his sister Rosa Vargas, who is being detained at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Gilley, TX. Rosa's daughter, Junedi Mijangos, stands in the doorway. Photo: © Michael A. Schwarz/The Washington Post

Deportation raids to continue, despite outcry Pamela Constable Washington Post January 8, 2016

So, you have a minimum wage job. Now what? For many, moving beyond the first rung is the hard part. Lydia DePillis Washington Post January 1, 2015

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