“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.
- San Jose Regional Economy Strong, but Challenges Imperil Job Growth, MERCURYNEWS.COM
“Silicon Valley’s innovation economy grew faster in 2016 than in 2015, and it outpaced all rival tech hubs… Yet soaring housing prices, brutal traffic snarls and troubling education results are among the flaws that threaten toundermine the economy in Silicon Valley, the report stated.”
- Reading, Writing and Hunger: More Than 13 Million Kids in This Country Go To School Hungry, WASHINGTONPOST.COM
“Currently, 22 million students across the country rely on reduced-price or free school lunches through the National School Lunch Program (funded by the USDA). More than half that number relies on free or reduced-price breakfasts…”
- How Food Assistance Programs Help (Not Hurt) the Economy, HUFFINGTONPOST.COM
“Food is a basic need along with oxygen and water for survival. Nourishing food is vital for establishing a child’s health, academic achievement, and their economic contribution to society.”
- Food Stamp Recipients Increasingly Are the Working Poor, HUFFINGTONPOST.COM
“According to a recent report from the USDA, an increasing share of individuals who receive benefits through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program, also known as food stamps, live in households where at least one person is working.”
- Free School Lunches Kept Me From Starving, HUFFINGTONPOST.COM
“Eating my meals at school without feeling shame about my poverty allowed me to focus on learning and to work towards bettering my life.”
- A Striking Number of College Students Are Hungry and Homeless, THEATLANTIC.COM
A new report found that two-thirds of community college students don’t have enough to eat, and 14 percent are homeless.
“Growing up in a hungry household in the first couple of years of life can hurt how well a child performs in school years later, according to a new study.”
Learn about the work Bay Area food banks are doing to end local hunger, including our Food Pharmacies with Samaritan House, one of our awesome partner agencies.
- In Silicon Valley, Too Little Giving Goes to the Local Poor, SFCHRONICLE.COM
“The vast majority of giving by the valley’s wealthiest philanthropists goes to national and global causes, leaving less than 10 percent donated locally.”
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