University of Arizona increasing resources to help hungry students and lower food insecurity — a growing problem across US campuses

A report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office said as many as 2 million at-risk college students who were not receiving federal nutrition benefits, such as through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, might be eligible for them. Many of the students at risk for food insecurity were likely from low-income families and either first-generation college students and/or single parents, the report stated.

As Russia’s Food Prices Soar, Bakers Are Feeling the Squeeze

The cost of key ingredients like sugar and eggs grew by around 28 and 26 percent respectively last year, while grains and flour rose by approximately 7 to 20 percent. In the first two weeks of 2019, inflation jumped beyond the Central Bank’s expectations, with the price of flour growing by 2.6 percent and prices overall increasing by nearly 1 percent, the Vedomosti business daily reported.

Follow Martin Luther King Jr.’s lead to end hunger and poverty | Opinion

Author William Lambers writes: “The basic right of food is essential for achieving freedom and equality for all people. That is why Dr. King, in his speech at the end of the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965, said “March on until no starved man walks the streets of our cities and towns in search of jobs that do not exist.”