“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.
Some really good ideas to get folks to eat more veggies. Have you heard about the Food Pharmacy that we started in partnership with Samaritan House where low-income patients with diabetes can “fill” prescriptions for free nutritious food?
- U.S. Lawmakers Attempt to Tackle Food Waste, EATER.COM
40% of food produced in the U.S. gets wasted every year – we must do more to change this!
- Low-Income Shoppers Now Get Discount at California Farmer Markets, HUFFINGTONPOST.COM
Awesome new program that promotes healthy eating! If you live in California and are enrolled in CalFresh, you can go to a farmers market and buy $10 worth of fruits and vegetables. Market Match will give you an additional $10 that day to buy more produce!
- 1 in 6 U.S. Households Didn’t Have Enough Money for Food Last Year: Report, HUFFINGTONPOST.COM
One in six households in the U.S. struggled to buy food last year, according to a new report from Food Research and Action Center.
- One State Just Made Farmers Markets More Affordable. It’s Good for Everyone, Even Farmers, UPWORTHY.COM
“…the California Nutrition Incentives Act will offer discounts on fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers markets for low-income shoppers receiving federal benefits.” Yep, that’s in California!
- 1 in 5 UC Students Struggles with Hunger, Study Finds, MERCURYNEWS.COM
“Among the 42 percent of students UC determined to be ‘food insecure’… 29 percent reported they had experienced difficulty studying because of hunger; about 25 percent reported having to choose between paying for food and other expenses, such as books and housing; and 15 percent had to choose between paying for food and medicine.”
- VIDEO: What You Eat Changes How You Think, FOODANDWINE.COM
Food for thought, indeed
- A Simple Change that Could Help Solve One of the Biggest Problems Facing Poor People, WASHINGTONPOST.COM
“Middle- and upper-class city dwellers tend to live near supermarkets. But if the trek feels too far, in many cities and suburbs they can order grocery deliveries, often for a single-digit delivery fee, from services like Instacart, Peapod, AmazonFresh and FreshDirect. That’s not an option for the 14 percent of Americans who rely on food stamps. The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program’s benefits cannot be used online. That only worsens food access for poor Americans who live far from grocery stores.”
Check out these gorgeous brussel sprouts that we got through the California Association of Food Banks’ Farm to Family program! #brusselsprouts #freshproduce #healthyeating A photo posted by Second Harvest Food Bank (@2ndharvest) on Jul 26, 2016 at 5:30pm PDT
- Here are the Most Expense and Least Expensive Places to Live in America, FINANCE.YAHOO.COM
That sure is a lot of red where we are…
- Homeless and Hungry in College: Not Just a ‘Ramen-Noodle’ Problem, MERCURYNEWS.COM
“Stories like Amante’s and new research on campus hunger and homelessness have awakened college leaders and policy makers to an uncomfortable reality: Many students are struggling just to survive.”
- A Not-So-Seamless Summer for Hungry Kids, MV-VOICE.COM
“…84 percent of [Santa Clara County] kids who benefit from subsidized lunches don’t have access to school meals during the summer – an estimated 44,501 children, according to the report.”
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