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Hunger Crisis: 1 in 5 Americans Turning to Food Banks

by Tobie Stanger Consumer Reports November 14, 2020

A new Consumer Reports survey reveals a growing food-insecurity problem, with people of color disproportionately affected...

Veterans Day Lessons for Current Livelihood Crisis

by November 11, 2020

Veteran’s Day commemorates the many millions of American soldiers who returned home from wars with uncertainty about their futures and livelihoods.  Veterans have faced an extended transition period as unemployed workers seeking to enter an often transforming economy.  A prime example was at the...

Virginia Governor Allocates Funding For Food Banks To Address Food Needs

by Emily Leayman Patch November 9, 2020

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced $7 million in federal CARES Act funding will go toward food banks as the concern of food insecurity grows during the pandemic....

D.C. Food Banks and Nonprofits Face Dueling Crises During the Holidays

by Sarah Cooke Washington City Paper November 7, 2020

Food banks and pantries prepare for unprecedented levels of need as the pandemic exacerbates food insecurity....

Do something. Do something!

by Eli Sasow The Washington Post October 24, 2020

Mary Jo Copeland runs a food kitchen and charity in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This is her story....

‘Fulfilling a purpose:’ DC man starts 24/7 pop-up food pantry in Brookland neighborhood

by Elliot Henney WJLA October 24, 2020

In Washington DC, Tri Trinh set up a 24/7 food pantry to help neighbors in need...

America is suffering its worst hunger crisis in decades. Here’s how to fix the problem.

by Mike Johanns, Tom Vilsack and Rajiv J. Shah USA Today October 22, 2020

Mike Johanns, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 2005 to 2007; Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 2009 to 2017; and Dr. Rajiv J. Shah, administrator of U.S. Agency for International Development from 2010 to 2015, write in this opinion piece that there are key ways the U.S. should addres...

SNAP benefit increase takes effect

by USDA Food and Nutrition Service Morning Ag Clips October 13, 2020

The previously announced 5.3% cost of living increase to the maximum benefit amounts for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) took effect Oct. 1st, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminded. As a result, SNAP households will likely see an increase in their benefits starting ...

Food Insecurity In The U.S. By The Numbers

by Christianna Silva NPR September 29, 2020

With COVID-19 continuing to spread, and millions of Americans still out of work, one of the nation's most urgent problems has only grown worse: hunger....

Food insecurity, demand on Syracuse University pantries rise due to pandemic’s financial tolls

by Maggie Hicks The Daily Orange September 8, 2020

Now that in-person instruction has resumed at Syracuse University, Syeisha Byrd expects the number of students who access on-campus food pantries to increase. The South Campus food pantry served 158 students in April, a spike that decreased to 35 students monthly for the rest of the summer. But n...

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