“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.

  • No Time to Waste, USNEWS.COM
  • “American hunger stems from issues of waste, impaired access and inequality – not a shortage of food.”

  • Bay Area Commuting Nightmares: Jobs in City, Affordable Homes in Exurbia, MERCURYNEWS.COM
  • “The mega-commuting phenomenon is ‘the result of decades of housing decisions — or non-decisions,’ said Dave Vautin, senior transportation analyst with the MTC. ‘It speaks to the lack of sufficient housing production in our region over many decades. We’ve gotten ourselves in a giant hole and we’re having to dig ourselves out.'”

  • The Decline of ‘Big Soda’, NYTIMES.COM
  • “Over the last 20 years, sales of full-calorie soda in the United States plummeted by more than 25 percent.”

  • White House ‘Not Close’ to 2015 Goal of Eliminating Child Hunger in U.S., AMERICA.ALJAZEERA.COM
  • “[Food stamp] disbursements began to decline again in 2013 after the White House brokered a deal to reroute SNAP funding into a federal school lunch program. The result was an across-the-board, automatic $5 billion cut to SNAP benefits labeled the ‘hunger cliff’ by food assistance charities.”

  • CSA Gets a Boost from Local Grants, MV-VOICE.COM
  • Over the last 2 years, we’ve given out $1.1 million in grants to our partner agencies for infrastructure improvements, such as new refrigerators, ovens, and food delivery trucks, so that they can serve more meals to more people in need. Learn how the Community Services Agency in Mountain View is putting its grant to use.

  • Celebrating World Food Day, FOODTANK.COM
  • Today’s World Food Day – learn about 20 organizations fighting world hunger and poverty, courtesy of Food Tank: The Food Think Tank

  • A Bride’s Cancelled Wedding Leads to Special Feast for the Homeless, HUFFINGTONPOST.COM
  • Someone in the comments section said, “A lesson in how to make ‘lemonade'” – so true

  • Silicon Valley Rents Jump Again in Third-Quarter, BIZJOURNALS.COM
  • Here’s the latest on rising housing costs in our region

  • Silicon Valley Housing Affordability at “Critical” Level, NATIONALOMORTGAGEPROFESSIONAL.COM
  • “In Santa Clara County, only 19 percent of households could afford to purchase a $980,000 median-priced home…homebuyers needed a minimum qualifying annual income of $193,890 to make monthly payments of $4,850. In San Mateo County, the housing affordability level dropped to 13 percent…a minimum annual income of $257,210 was needed to make monthly payments of $6,430 on a $1,300,000 median-priced home.”

  • Are You Hungry? Pediatricians Add a New Question During Check-Ups, NPR.ORG
  • In case you missed it, pediatricians are being asked to help screen for hunger in their offices. We love this so much.

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