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Food insecurity news and analysis from The Nation
May 24, 2017
Donald Trump to Hungry Seniors: Drop Dead
Some 10 million elders are threatened by hunger—but the president’s budget would slash desperately needed funding for food programs.
March 31, 2017
A Cruel New Bill Is About to Become Law in Mississippi
Legislation passed this week would enrich a private contractor while throwing people off public assistance.
March 17, 2017
Why Immigrants in California Are Canceling Their Food Stamps
Confusion and fear about an immigration crackdown are causing some families to avoid food banks and public assistance programs.
October 10, 2016
There’s a Nationwide Boycott of Wendy’s Underway
Organizers want the fast-food giant to agree to worker-friendly supply-chain practices.
September 28, 2016
6.8 Million Teenagers Are Food-Insecure
Young adults are increasingly victims of a failing economy that is leaving them starving.
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September 9, 2016
A $15 Minimum Wage Would Stop 1.2 Million Households From Going Hungry
Fourteen percent of households are classified as “food insecure.” That has to change.
June 24, 2016
Maine’s Governor Is Threatening to End Food Stamps
The move would kick 190,000 people out of the program, and it’s probably illegal.
June 22, 2016
How Severe Is Venezuela’s Crisis?
It’s deep but not cataclysmic, and mainstream US media have consistently exaggerated the extent of it.
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.
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.