Stories tagged: "food insecurity"

Biden signs executive orders dismanting the 1776 Commission and report
Biden Takes Aim at America’s Growing Hunger Crisis With Executive Orders

Around 40 million Americans say they don't have enough to eat, according to the latest data from the US Census Bureau.

Despite their service to the country, the US military has not been spared the economic ravages of the pandemic and hunger has soared among military families, according to reports.
Almost 40% of Military Families Are Struggling to Put Food on the Table

Despite their service, military families have not been spared the economic ravages of the pandemic and food insecurity is reportedly soaring. Over the past nine months, hunger and food insecurity have soared across the United States, as the coronavirus pandemic has destroyed jobs, livelihoods, and thrust tens of millions into precarious economic situations. Among the...

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - APRIL 14: A volunteer with Forgotten Harvest loads food into a cart at a mobile pantry April 14, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. The organization distributes food throughout the metro area, which has seen an uptick in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
More Than 600,000 Michiganders Don’t Have the Food They Need

While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) holds up coronavirus relief, Michigan's food banks are seeing dramatic rises in need.

Millions of children may not have access to lunch as schools close during the coronavirus pandemic.
Millions of Students Could Miss Out on Meals Because of New Trump Guidelines

States say the Trump administration guidelines on getting children with virtual schooling food aid came too late.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at the William "Hicks" Anderson Community Center in Wilmington, Del.
Biden Demands Trump Deliver Federal COVID Response as Nearly 1,400 Die in a Single Day

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden demands a united national response to the coronavirus crisis, while Trump writes off mounting deaths.

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A Trump Administration Program to Deliver Food Aid to Struggling Americans Fell Short on Its Promises

“We’re getting about 60% of what we were told we would get,” Brian Greene, CEO of the Houston Food Bank, told Reuters.

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My Bengali Family Survived Colonization. This Is What Freedom Means to Me.

As an immigrant, my mother didn't realize that government support was possible, never reaching out for food assistance or the like. You can’t ask for what you don’t know exists.