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Oh SNAP! It's Been 40 Years Since the Food Stamps Act. Washington Post.
US Middle Class Gets Richer, but Wealthy Do Even Better. New York Times.
The New Reality of Old Age in America. Washington Post.
Your turn: Vote to End Hunger in our School District. Lawrence Journal World.
Why Paying for Nutrition Saves Money on Health Care. Time.
Study Suggests When Mobile Markets Take Wireless Food Stamps, More People Buy Healthy Food. PBS Newshour.
Despite Rosy Data, Millions of Americans Languish in Poverty. The Hill.
Using Technology to Combat Intergenerational Poverty. Forbes article.
Who Suffers When Disasters Strike? The Poorest and Most Vulnerable. Washington Post article.
Start Ups Finally Taking on Food Stamps. Wired article.
Will the Trump Era Transform the School Lunch? New York Times article.
Food Banks Fight Against Food Stamp Cuts. Politico article.
America Can’t Make Progress on the Fight Against Food Insecurity. Fast Company.
Senate Panel Hears of Manipulation of Food Stamp Error Rates, Seeks Improvements. USA Today.
Cookbook author crusades for millions of kids who go hungry in summer. NPR The Salt
Students without food. Inside Higher Education
1 in 6 US kids struggle with hunger. CNN
New Jersey is cutting food waste to help the climate. Salon
No, poor people don't eat more junk food than anyone else. Vox
Beyond pantries - This Food Bank Invests in the Local Community. NPR
How much it costs to stock the average family refrigerator. Chicago Tribune
Hunger receded after the recession but not for older Americans, U.S. figures show. Washington Post
Hunger and the heartland - needs multiply during summer months. KC Star editorial.
Emporia Combats Childhood Hunger. The Emporia Gazette article.
When There's No School Lunch in St. Louis, Food Vans Help Fill the Gap. St. Louis Post-Dispatch article.
Hunger War: While Recent Progress Helped, Too Many Children Miss Meals. Garden City Telegram article.
Giving A Voice to the Silent Struggle of Hunger. Article in The Hill.
Reminder: Poor People Don't Eat More Fast Food. Slate article.
New Tool Kit Helps Pediatricians Address Food Insecurity in Patients. Article in the American Academy of Pediatrics News.
Suburban Docs and Parents are OK Talking About Food Insecurity. Reuters Health article.
Why Poverty is Skyrocketing in the Suburbs. Pacific Standard article.
As D.C. Prospers, Supermarkets Proliferate - Except in Poor Areas. Washington Post article.
Hunger in Rural America is Less Visible, but Just as Pressing. Huffington Post article.
Fresh Food by Prescription: This health Care Firm is Trimming Costs and Waistlines. NPR article.
Opinion: How to Stop School Lunch Shaming? Leave Kids Out of It. The Hill article.
Editorial: Push for Work Requirement Reveals Misunderstanding of Food Stamp Program. Kansas City Star editorial.
Deportation Fears Prompt Immigrants to Cancer Food Stamps. NPR article.
What We Get Wrong When We Talk About Food Stamps and Immigrants. Huffington Post article.
What Americans Get Wrong About Food Stamps, According to an Expert Who's Spent 20 Years Researching Them. Washington Post article.
Opinion: Stop Shaming Poor People for Being Poor. CNN article.
Bill Restricting Food Stamps Won't Come Up For House Vote. U.S. News & World Report article.
New Mexico Outlaws School 'Lunch Shaming'. New York Times article.
Schools Will Soon Have to Put in Writing If The 'Lunch Shame'. NPR article.
Topeka Earns Grant to Combat Childhood Hunger. WIBW13 news story.
Senior Hunger: America's Best-Kept Secret. Huffington Post article.
Renowned Chefs Share Tips They Want You To Master In New Documentary. Huffington Post article.
Reading, Writing and Hunger: More than 13 Million Kids in this Country go to School Hungry. The Washington Post article.
The Heartbreaking Reason Some Schools never Seem to Grant Snow Days. The Washington Post article.
Kids Who Suffer Hunger in First Years Lag Behind Their Peers in School. NPR The Salt article.
How Does Nutrition Affect Children's School Performance. CNN story.
Shaky Jobs, Sluggish Wages. New York Times article.
The Jobs Americans Do. Article in the New York Times Magazine.
Why Hurting the Poor Will Hurt the Economy. Washington Post article.
Federal Nutrition Programs
President, Congress Must Protect Programs that Keep Hunger at Bay. Article in The Hill.
President's Budget Attacks Essential Anti-Poverty Programs. FRAC news article.
School Nurse's Supplies include Food, Toothbrushes and Coats. U.S. News & World Report article.
Hunger Doesn't Look the Way You Think. Newsworks article. Note-this mobile exhibit with be in the Kansas City metro in July 2017. Watch for more information.
Why the FDA Hides the Names of Grocery Stores that Sell Contaminated Food. Washington Post article.
Food Stamp Recipients Increasingly are the Working Poor. The Huffington Post article.
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.
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