Formerly incarcerated Americans face food insecurity rates double that of the general population. A 1996 law that prohibits drug felons from getting crucial benefits may be partially to blame.
Many studies conducted in recent years tie lower poverty rates for children to better health and higher pay when they grow up.
The federal government has temporarily widened eligibility for food assistance to more students. Two scholars argue this needs to be made permanent and be accompanied with an awareness campaign.
Monthly payments to families with children could lift millions of US children out of poverty.
The Biden administration is trying to shore up SNAP, a mainstay of the safety net.
The United States has a robust food supply chain and a social safety net in place that could, if fully utilized, nearly eliminate hunger within its borders.
An estimated 1 in 4 US children have trouble getting enough to eat at least sometimes. We asked four scholars for their insights..
Not having enough to eat is a major public health concern, not only because it causes hunger and distress, but also because it’s linked to poor nutrition and unstable diet patterns.
Dayton Children’s Hospital has begun to screen patients and their families for food insecurity, referring many of them to its ‘Food Pharm.’
The food aid program helps low-income families put food on the table and injects money straight into struggling local economies. It will be critical throughout the crisis the coronavirus is stoking.
States are increasingly turning to machine learning and algorithms to detect fraud in food stamps, Medicaid and other welfare programs – despite little evidence of actual fraud.
Getting people off welfare appears to “disappear” as many as it puts into jobs.
With Congress rebuffing efforts to cut benefits, the White House is trying to change the rules.
A new federal report on food insecurity on college campuses does a good job of laying out the scope of the problem but falls short when it comes to solutions.
As the GOP prepares to slash spending to pay for tax cuts, lawmakers have been bringing up claims about the poor that don’t stand up to scrutiny.
Students are going hungry on college campuses. The latest survey shows that four in 10 University of California students do not have access to nutritious food.