“Social Media Round-Up” is an ‘ICYMI’ compilation of the top hunger-related news articles and other interesting tidbits posted on our social media profiles.

  • 6 Welfare Myths We All Need to Stop Believing, MASHABLE.COM
  • “These stereotypes simply aren’t true. We need to dispel the myths surrounding government benefits so we can truly understand the value of welfare, the humanity of those receiving it and the improvements that could be made to better support those in need.”

  • Report: Silicon Valley’s Housing Affordability Crisis Worsens, MERCURYNEWS.COM
  • “Less than 25 percent of workers and just 40 percent of households in metro San Jose are able to rent or buy average-priced housing”

  • Skip the Pharmacy, Head to the Farm: Physicians Write Prescriptions for Fruits, Vegetables, WTOP.com
  • Love this! In our own community, thanks to a partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics, nearly 500 pediatricians received recommendations for screening patients for hunger, as well as our “Nutrition Rx” pads to connect patients to food bank resources.

  • Rising Silicon Valley Rents: A Mountain View Tale, MERCURYNEWS.COM
  • “…this guy’s leaving over here. And this couple — she’s a physician, and he’s an IT guy, and they have a new baby, and they’ve decided they just can’t make a life here. Our Shangri-La is unhinging.”

  • Newlyweds Skip Traditional Banquet to Feed Thousands of Refugees, TAKEPART.COM
  • “I thought that sharing a big delicious dinner with our family and friends was unnecessary, knowing that there are so many people in need living next door.” So inspiring!

  • How to Choose the Healthiest Foods at the Grocery Store for the Least Amount of Money, BUSINESSINSIDER.COM
  • What are your tips for eating healthy on a budget?

  • Study Shows Link Between Hunger and Health Care Costs, AGWEEK.COM
  • “…when considering the benefits associated with SNAP and other food assistance programs, their effects on health-care costs should be acknowledged.”

  • Food Banks Struggle to Meet Surprising Demand, MERCURYNEWS.COM
  • “…the increased demand is surprising since the economy is growing and unemployment has dropped from 10 percent during the recession to 5.3 percent last month. However, many people who have found jobs are working only part-time or for low wages, and others have stopped looking for work.”

    Happy Retirement to Kris Sulpizio, our Director of Volunteer Services – we will miss you!

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  • Finding Affordable Housing Mean a Longer Commuter for One Silicon Valley Worker, KALW.ORG
  • Sound familiar?

  • This One Chart Reveals How Long Your Food Actually Lasts, ATTN.COM
  • “…expiration dates often cause many Americans to needlessly throw away food and contribute to the $165 billion worth of food that goes to waste every year.”

  • Map: How Student Poverty has Increased Since the Great Recession, WASHINGTONPOST.COM
  • “Such high-poverty districts need more money to help address the issues that their students bring to school, including hunger, homelessness and higher risks for mental health challenges…”

    *** Did you miss our July Social Media Roundup? Click here to read it.