“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.

Top Ten Homelessness Trends and Issues in 2017, HUFFINGTONPOST.COM
“The stereotypical image of a person who is homeless is that inebriated-looking man standing on a gritty urban city street. But wealthy suburban counties are waking up to the fact that homelessness is increasing in their secluded neighborhoods. Just look at the counties of Santa Clara (Silicon Valley) and Orange (just south of Los Angeles), both have encountered numerical increases in homelessness.”

For Renters, the New Normal: Lower Expectations and Shrinking Apartments, MERCURYNEWS.COM
“A generation of tenants now sees itself as rent-poor, with every last dime doled out for gas, groceries and the landlord.”

Brain Food: Exploring the Connections Between Nutrition and Learning, NEWS.VIRGINIA.EDU
“‘Having children who are well-fed and not hungry makes a difference in their individual performance, and also how much they are contributing to or disrupting the classroom situation.'”

San Jose is the Nation’s Hottest Housing Market in 2018, Zillow Says, MERCURYNEWS.COM
“Maybe you thought it couldn’t get any worse — that housing prices would finally cool off in 2018 after years of record-breaking appreciation. Think again.”

In Booming Economies, Food Banks Are Busier than Ever, MONEY.CNN.COM
“While the economy is thriving in cities across the country, many middle class people in areas with a high cost of living are struggling to put food on the table.”

Tax Overhaul is a Blow to Affordable Housing Efforts, NYTIMES.COM
“In Redwood City, on the peninsula between San Francisco and the heart of Silicon Valley, private equity firms have been snapping up buildings that house lower-income service workers and repositioning them for higher-income tech workers.”

Food Insecurity Remains a Barrier for Students on Campus, EDUCATIONDIVE.COM
“For disadvantaged students, transitioning to college is hard enough. Add hunger to that equation and you have yet another barrier that prevents students from competing at their highest levels of competency.”

DoorDash is Now Using Its Algorithm to Deliver Extra Food from Restaurants to Food Banks, FASTCOMPANY.COM
We are excited to share the news about a new partnership with DoorDash, using Feeding America’s MealConnect platform to directly connect our partner agencies with food donors. What’s so unique about this is that DoorDash will provide the transportation, the most challenging part of any donation process!

The U.S. Can No Longer Hide From Its Deep Poverty Problem, NYTIMES.COM
“[There] are 5.3 million Americans who are absolutely poor by global standards. This is a small number compared with the one for India, for example, but it is more than in Sierra Leone (3.2 milion) or Nepal (2.5 millions)…”

Biting the Hands That Feed Us, FORBES.COM
“The hungriest people in the United States are the very people who help us eat.”

How I Stopped Being Ashamed of My EBT Card, BUZZFEED.COM
“I used my EBT card because I needed the help, but the stigma around food stamps made the process humiliating.”

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