Republican Debt Ceiling Proposals Could See Neediest Americans Lose Benefits
Co-published with The Guardian. The GOP's attempt to add work requirements to safety net programs could harm families already struggling.
Need Food Stamps in New York? Come Back in a Few Months.
Co-published with New York Focus. Counties across the state are blowing past legal deadlines to process SNAP applications, leaving families struggling to eat. The delays may be about to …
How This Small Massachusetts City Created Homegrown Solutions to Urban Problems
Co-published with Fast Company. From violence to pandemic recovery, community leaders in Chelsea, Massachusetts, have created new, locally powered social innovations to rebuild their city.
Every Child Has the Right to a Free School Meal
Co-published with Jacobin. When schools offer universal free meals, hungry kids eat. They also have better academic performance, behavior, attendance, and psychosocial functioning.
From Meager Pay to Malnutrition, School Cafeterias Are in Crisis
Co-published with Jacobin. School meal programs across the US are in disarray due to major staffing shortages and exploitative business practices, and kids are shouldering the burden.
Special Report: Emergency SNAP Benefits End Nationwide
Co-published with Erie News Now. Nearly 41 million Americans will see the pandemic boost to their SNAP benefits expire on March 1st, including folk here in Pennsylvania.
Why the Optimal Minimum Wage in the US Is At Least $12 An Hour
Co-published with Quartz. Could a $12 minimum wage be a magic number for food security?
The US struggle to pay for food: ‘No matter how well you budget, you will run out of something’
Co-published with The Guardian. Why have some US states opted out of nearly $4bn in emergency funds that would have helped their poorest residents?
Hungry and on the brink of homelessness, families living in motels look for help
Co-published with VPM News and PBS. In Virginia, many families who cannot find or afford a home have turned to budget motels on the …
‘We wanted to work the land with our kids’: the Black US farmers reclaiming the soil
Co-published with The Guardian. A fledgling movement towards Black-owned farms seeks to address the lack of land ownership and fresh food in many communities of color.
The New York Farmers Responding to Food Insecurity
Co-published with Civil Eats. Small-scale farmers in Ithaca respond to hunger through nimbleness, innovation, and mutualism. If the recently introduced FEED Act passes Congress, the model could …
Trump’s Online SNAP Program Helps Amazon and Walmart, But Leaves Rural People Behind
Co-published with In These Times. The government’s online food assistance program doesn’t include independent grocers and ignores the gaps in rural infrastructure.