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.

“For six consecutive years, we’ve conducted a comprehensive study called Map the Meal Gap to improve our understanding of hunger and to fight food insecurity at the local, regional, and national levels. Our most recent analysis shows hunger’s vast reach.”

“More urgently, there are millions of families who struggle to afford food, while there are mountains of it decaying in the trash. But these states are changing that, using strategies to keep food out of landfills and get it to hungry families.”

“Regardless of one’s political views about food stamps, if we’re going to be spending money making sure people get free food, we need to make sure that they get access to the healthiest food possible…”

Out in the warehouse we’ve got onions for miles! #fresh #onions

A photo posted by Second Harvest Food Bank (@2ndharvest) on Aug 11, 2016 at 4:02pm PDT

“Are Americans confused about what constitutes a healthy diet? Do they say one thing, but do another? Or perhaps it’s a matter of portion size: We may be choosing foods that are healthy in moderation, but are eating too much of them.”

Love this! We recently adopted a new Healthy Food and Beverage Policy that includes focusing grain purchases on low-sugar whole grains and discontinuing the distribution of candy (which has never been purchased by the food bank, only donated).

Things that make you go hmmm

Great article featuring Samaritan House, one of our many awesome partner agencies!

“Millions of American families have incomes just above the federal poverty level—and the cutoff for many benefit programs—but still just barely eke out a living.”

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