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Study: Increased Food Benefits for Poor Could Reduce ER Visits. University of Missouri Study.
Food Pantry Demands Spike After SNAP Benefits Cuts. NBC-2 story.
Safety Net Programs Come With Trade Offs. Columbia Daily Tribune article.
It Appears Republicans Want to Tell Poor People how to use Food Stamps. Article in The Huffington Post.
NYC Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens Starved for Supplies as Funding Stays Low and Cuts to Food Stamps Loom. Article in the New York Daily News.
Take Three Zucchinis and Call Me in the Morning: The Power of Produce Subscriptions. Modern Farmer article.
Changes planned to the sell-by date labels on food. Article in The Washington Post.
School Breakfast Program
Annual Scorecard Ranks States on School Breakfast Participation. FRAC (Food Research and Action Center) article.
America's Biggest Worry Isn't Terrorism or Crime. McLatchy DC Bureau article.
When Paying the Rent Means Going Hungry. Article in The Weekly Challenger.
For Kids, Poverty Means Psychological Deficits as Adults. Article in the Cornell Chronicle.
"Women's Work" Jobs Keep Million of Women in Poverty. Report in FoodTank.
A Photographic Chronicle of America's Poor. Smithsonian Magazine.
America's Best Child Poverty-Fighting Program. Phys.org article.
The Toll Poverty Takes on Children's Mental Health. CBS News article.
America's Concern for the Poor is about to be Tested. Article in The Washington Post.
Big Battles Over Farm and Food Policies May Be Brewing. NPR article.
In the Shopping Cart of a Food Stamp Household: Not What the NY Times Reported. Article from Talk Poverty.
Oh SNAP! Boosting Benefits Beats Paternalism and Promotes Long-term Health. The Washington Post article.
High Health Care Deductibles take Toll on Family Finances. U.S. News & World Report article.
Programs geared to helping homeless students thrive. Article in the Kansas City Star.
Food rescue program tips the scales at one million pounds. Article in The Leaven about Catholic Charities in Kansas City.
Eliminating Waste Can Feed the Hungry - All of Them. Article in Time.
Distance, time among barriers to fresh grocerys for thousands in Lawrence food deserts. Article from Lawrence Journal World.
The war on childhood hunger in Boston. Article in the Boston Globe.
The Republican Attack on the American Dream. Article in The Atlantic.
Food-stamp cuts contribute to Dollar General's woes in Q3. Article in Drug Store News.
Rural American on the Mend. Article in U.S. News.
Taking the Stigma Out of Poverty. Article in the Harvard Gazette.
Feel the Sticker Shock of Someone Who Lives in Poverty. Huffington Post article.
America's dirty little secret: 42 million people are suffering from hunger. CNBC article.
More Americans are Able to Pay Off Their Medical Bills. Article in Time.
Richest Americans Live Seven to 10 Years Longer than Poorest. Reuters article.
Alone and Aging: Creating a Safety Net for Isolated Seniors. USA Today article.
2016 Philanthropy Trends: Americans Donate Record $373 Billion. NPR article.
Disney Donates $1 Million to Feeding America to Help Inspire Healthier Generations. Feeding America article
Health and Poverty
Implications of Poverty for Practices Serving Suburban Families. American Academy of Pediatrics article
Small Factories Emerge as a Weapon in the Fight Against Poverty. The New York Times article.
Rising child poverty has ensnared the most vulnerable. The Charlotte Observer article.
Poverty Wages for U.S. Child Care Workers may be behind High Turnover. NPR article.
U.S. Poor Spend High Percentage of Income on Food. Food Business News article.
What Happens When You Give Basic Income to the Poor? Canada is About to Find Out. Big Think article.
Poverty Shouldn't Be a Crime. Washington Post article.
Survey Reveals Factors in Youth Homelessness. Springfield News-Leader article.
America's Biggest Charity is No Longer What Most People Think of as a Charity. The Washington Post article.
How to Store Groceries. Article from BuzzFeed.
How Schools Can Teach Kids to Value Food. Christian Science Monitor article.
Food Pantries Try Nutritional Nudges to Help Clients Make Good Choices. NPR article.
The Key to Solving Teen Hunger. Huffington Post article.
The "Welfare Queen" is a Lie. The Atlantic article.
Why Technology Alone Cannot Life People Out of Poverty. Desert News article.
Small Iowa Town A Windo into Hunger Problem in Rural U.S. San Francisco Chronicle article.
Homeless Shouldn't Face Job Discrimination Just Because they Lack an Address. Los Angeles Times article.
For some low-income workers, retirement is a dream. USA Today article.
Government food programs can help poor families eat healthier. Huffington Post article.
Some low-income children face a "nutrition gap" before starting school. Civil Eats article.
Targeting the Root Cause of Childhood Obesity. University of California research.
Companies and Government Seek New Answers for Food Deserts. Wall Street Journal article.
The Geography of U.S. Inequality. New York Times article.
U.S. Household Income Grew 5.2 Percent. New York Times article.
Five Things to Know about the recent Census Income Report. Smithsonian article.
Is Poverty Down? An interesting article from Forbes magazine.
Number of U.S. Households Experiencing Food Insecurity Declines.
Food books that teach and inspire. Christian Science Monitor article.
Grocery Prices Falling. USA Today article.
History of School Lunches. Time article.
Keeping Food Out of Landfills. NY Times article.
How the Food Industry is Fighting Food Waste. Huffington Post article.
Measuring the impact of food insecurity for students entering college.
Retailers helping to increase access to healthy food.
Douglas County launches regional effort to double SNAP benefits at farmers markets.
Food Stamp Rolls Drop as States Decline Benefits.
Push for Healthier Food Could Push Some Stores Off Food Stamp Program. Kansas City Star article.
Why are working families struggling with hunger.
Hunger exists in every county in America.
Grocery taxes hurting poor Americans.
Stores selling imperfect produce.
Summer meals giving families the support they need.
How the Great Depression Changed How People View Food. This is an interesting article from NPR.
Poverty in America
Wealthy have healed from recession; the poor have not. Article from The Washington Post.
Mixed results on welfare overhaul. NPR article.
Uneven and new food stamp restrictions have left millions more people short on food.
USDA announces additional efforts to make school environments healthier.
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