“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.


“Business Insider described Silicon Valley as being a prosperity paradox, with 76,000 millionaires and billionaires living on one end and thousands of others struggling to put food on the table and a roof over their family’s head living at the other end. Fully 30 percent of residents in Silicon Valley are on public assistance, yet one end doesn’t know that much about the other.”

“A new study…tracks the dramatic growth in inequality and poverty across America’s 3,000-plus counties over the past two-and-a-half decades. Today, 41 percent of U.S. counties suffer from high levels of combined poverty and income inequality, up from just 29 percent back in 1989.”

Starting this summer, a pilot program will allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, commonly known as food stamps) participants in 7 states to buy groceries online from companies like Amazon, Safeway, and FreshDirect.

“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.”

“The median 20 percent down payment on a house in metro San Jose is $192,320. Give or take a few bucks, that sum is equal to the median nationwide value of an entire house: $192,500.”

“Busted: America’s Poverty Myths” is a revealing 5-part series discussing often-cited myths about what it’s like to be poor in America.

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