“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.

  • Nearly 1 in 4 Cal State Students Go Hungry, New Report Says, SCPR.ORG
  • “[Researchers] believe the problem has become serious over the years because of rising university tuition and cost of living, and changing demographics at the 23-campus system.”

  • What Instagrams Look Like in Food Deserts, THEATLANTIC.COM
  • Surprised?

  • The SNAP Gap: Benefits Aren’t Enough to Keep Many Recipients Fed, NPR.ORG
  • “Nearly one-third of households on SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, still have to visit a food pantry to keep themselves fed, according to USDA data.”

  • THIS is How Much Food We Waste: Here’s How to Stop It, CNBC.COM
  • “The end game is feeding people. Not landfills.”

  • Doctors Should Screen Children for Poverty, TIME.COM
  • “The screening begins with a single question — asking parents whether they have difficulty making ends meet at the end of the month.”‪#‎hungerhurts‬

  • 2 Breakfasts May Be Better than None for School Kids, NPR.ORG
  • “…while eligibility rules for free and reduced-price breakfast are the same as for lunch, only about half as many children get subsidized breakfast as receive lunch, according to the Food Research and Action Center”

  • Your Chances of Becoming Poor May Be Higher Than You Think, WASHINGTONPOST.COM
  • “…more than half of Americans experience poverty at some point during their prime working years”

  • One Grocery Chain is Dealing with Unsold Food in an Amazing Way, UPWORTHY.COM
  • This is similar to how our Grocery Rescue program works locally

  • Starbucks to Begin Donating 100 Percent of Food Waste to Charity, PASTEMAGAZINE.COM
  • This is great news

  • Food Waste is Target of Legislation on Expiration Labels, SFGATE.COM
  • “Food waste experts estimate that even reducing the amount of food waste by 30 percent could feed every hungry American, including the 6 million Californians who don’t have enough to eat, if that food was distributed properly.”

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