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Food deserts news and analysis from The Nation
June 2, 2020
The Pandemic Has Sent Child Hunger to Record Levels
Ninety percent of US counties with high rates of childhood hunger are rural, a new study finds.
April 10, 2019
The Salad Giant Sweetgreen Has Used Hip Hop to Turn Lettuce Into Gold
But if the salad giant is so woke, why are 95 percent of its shops in majority white neighborhoods?
Aaron Ross Coleman
February 4, 2019
Want to Eradicate Hunger in America? Take on Racism.
A new study found that people who experience discrimination are almost twice as likely as others to struggle with hunger.
January 30, 2018
How I Learned to Be Hungry
America’s nutrition conundrum can mean swinging between two extremes of bad eating.
March 9, 2016
Congress Is About to Take Food Away From the Poorest People in America
Between 500,000 and 1 million people nationwide, most of them living in extreme poverty, will soon lose their SNAP benefits.
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November 23, 2015
Thanksgiving Is Almost Here, and Over a Million New Yorkers Might Go Hungry
The latest statistics on hunger in the city tells the proverbial Tale of Two Cities as a Tale of Two Pantries.
September 4, 2015
One Novel Way to Bring Healthcare to Poor Neighborhoods
What if health services moved into places people already go?
March 4, 2015
Ten Urban Experiments That Your City Should Adopt
From Atlanta to Los Angeles, cities are becoming greener, healthier, and more humane.
June 3, 2014
Welcome to West Port Arthur, Texas, Ground Zero in the Fight for Climate Justice
If you live in a toxic environment like this, surrounded by refineries, you’re probably not thinking about some future apocalypse. You’re living in one.
February 22, 2013
This Week in Poverty: How Obama Can Fight Hunger Now
There are 50 million Americans struggling with hunger—and with sequestration, things will get worse.