“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.
- How One Student Turned Her Struggles with Homelessness into a Crusade, COLLEGE.USATODAY.COM
A homeless college student in Wisconsin is working to get SNAP, also known as food stamps, accepted as a form of payment at her college’s dining halls and food markets. Studies have shown that food insecurity is a big problem on several college campuses: a 2015 report from the California State University system found that about 10% of its students were homeless and over 20% of students experience food insecurity.
- Global Data Suggests Food Insecurity Can Impact Mental Health, PSYCHCENTRAL.COM
“The new study finds that food insecurity…may be a key contributor to common mental disorders.”
- SNAP Helps Millions of Low-Wage Workers, CBPP.ORG
DYK the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (known as CalFresh in California) provides millions of low-wage workers with income to help feed their families? Learn more about the program from Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
- Libraries Are Helping Feed the Hungry, PASTEMAGAZINE.COM
“In San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, 38 percent of kids receive free or reduced-fee lunches during the school year, yet fewer than 20 percent of those children take advantage of free lunch programs in the summer.” So proud to be a partner in this library-based summer meals program.
- Free Little Pantry Opens Up in Cambrian Park for Those in Need, MERCURYNEWS.COM
Here’s one way community members are stepping up to help our neighbors in need. If you or someone you know needs help getting food, please contact our Food Connection Hotline – www.shfb.org/getfood
- How Healthy Lunches Affect Student Performance, THEATLANTIC.COM
“Healthier meals could raise student achievement by about 4 percentile points on average.”
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