“Social Media Round-Up” is an ‘ICYMI’ compilation of the top hunger-related news and other interesting tidbits posted on our social media profiles.
6/10: Growth Has Been Good for Decades. So Why Hasn’t Poverty Changed?, The New York Times
“But the reality is that low-income workers are putting in more hours on the job than they did a generation ago – and the financial rewards for doing so just haven’t increased.”
6/15: Policy Basics: Introduction to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Not sure what the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is? Or just need a refresher? Here’s an excellent primer from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
6/16: How Much Food We Actually Wasted in the United States, Face the Facts USA
Last year, we rescued 27 million pounds of produce that would have otherwise gone to waste. This infographic makes the connection between food waste and hunger.
6/18: Cookbooks, Leanne Cooks
A NYC grad student working on food stamps for her thesis put together “Good and Cheap” – a compilation of recipes for people with limited incomes, particularly those on a $4/day food stamps budget. Download the free PDF.
6/21: I got my Master’s, couldn’t find a job and lived on food stamps. Now stop calling me a ‘welfare queen’, The Guardian
“No one wants to worry about being judged as ‘wasteful’ by pundits and policymakers and the people behind you in line for using your Electronic Benefits Transfer card at the grocery store to buy your prepackaged food, because you’re too exhausted from 12 hours on your feet at a retail job and you don’t have the time or the energy to cook.”
6/22: 27 Ways to Make Your Groceries Last As Long As Possible, Buzzfeed
Check out these intriguing ways to make your fresh foods last longer.
6/23: #Repost from @dalycitygov : Fresh produce for clients of #dalycity’s Community Service Center thanks to @2ndharvest
6/23: A recent Feeding America network survey showed that milk is the top nutritious food or beverage product requested by clients, but nearly half of food banks get fewer than 24 gallons of milk donated per week. Donate to The Great American Milk Drive and your local food bank will receive milk coupons to distribute to their clients: https://milklife.com/give/donate
6/25: Front office staff of @49ers sorted 27K+ lbs of oranges & corn as part of #49erscommunityday – thanks for your help, neighbors!
6/29: The Environmental Action Everyone Overlooks: Five Easy Ways to Reduce Food Waste, Ecocentric Blog
Check out these really simple ways to reduce food waste at home. I need to work on #2.