“Social Media Round-Up” is a compilation of the top hunger-related news articles and other interesting tidbits posted on our social media profiles.
- California’s Extreme Economy Creates a New Class of ‘Poor’, CSMONITOR.COM
“The struggles of working families to make ends meet amid rising housing and child care costs is well known. The Census Bureau has even put a name on it: the supplemental poor. And California has a supplemental poor problem.”
- 1 in 5 U.S. Households With Kids Don’t Have Enough to Eat, HUFFINGTONPOST.COM
“There are nearly 7 million children between the ages of 10 and 17 in America who struggle with hunger, per the Feeding America study.”
“Because the Official Poverty Measure excludes the high cost of living on the coasts, it undercounts poverty in California and New York while exaggerating poverty throughout much of the South and Midwest.”
“As our understanding about nutrition has evolved, we need to make sure the definition for the ‘healthy’ labeling claim stays up to date.”
Community Nutrition Senior Manager Elena Hollander likes when we get donated meals in a can (like soup, stew, and chili) and low-sodium canned vegetables. Check out our Most-Needed Foods List at SHFB.org/mostneededfoods – no soda or candy donations, please! #givewhatmatters #endhunger #donate #donatefood #fooddrive
- When a Job’s Not Enough to Get You Off Food Stamps, WWW2.KQED.ORG
“Ever since spending on food stamps went up during the recession — when the number of people using the program spiked — some lawmakers have been pushing for cutbacks.”
“Yet food banks, the organizations at the forefront of the fight against hunger, haven’t given up on free markets at all — to the contrary, they are increasingly relying on them. How this unlikely marriage happened, and what it teaches us about markets, is an important story.”
“Despite receiving student loans and maintaining paying jobs, nearly half of all college students lack a sufficient food resource.”
“With one in four Californians struggling economically, rental rates keep rising and incomes overall are falling. This is putting a strain on California’s workforce, especially on low-income residents, but also those in the middle-income range.”
Oooh, beautiful bell peppers in our warehouse! #greenbellpepper #nutrition #healthyeating #endhunger #foodbanklife A photo posted by Second Harvest Food Bank (@2ndharvest) on Oct 20, 2016 at 4:43pm PDT
“Out of over 21 million students who qualify for a school breakfast, only 54% actually take advantage of it. Why? Well, for many of these students, there’s a certain stigma that comes along with it.”
- Emergency Preparedness Can Be the Difference Between Life and Death, MERCURYNEWS.COM
Good emergency preparedness tips. Also like the tip about updating emergency kits every six months and donating food items with impending expiration dates to us.
A Mother’s Heartbreaking Video About School Lunches Reveals America’s Problem of Child Hunger
- Food Bank Education, WW2.KQED.ORG
“My teenage students weren’t enthusiastic as we battled morning traffic. They were happy to skip class but this food bank volunteering thing had gotten old. Their attitude: People are hungry. Yeah. Why do we have to fix it?”
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