“Hunger in America 2014” Report – Notable Excerpts

Yesterday (August 18, 2014) Feeding America released the “Hunger in America 2014” report.  As stated: Hunger in America 2014 is the sixth and most comprehensive study undertaken. The 2014 study reveals that each year, the Feeding America network of food banks provides service to 46.5 million people in need across the United States, including 12 million children … Read more“Hunger in America 2014” Report – Notable Excerpts

Food Stamps As Of November 25, 2013

This post is an update to previous posts concerning food stamps.  The program is officially called “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,” or SNAP.  As stated on the SNAP website, “As of Oct. 1, 2008, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the new name for the federal Food Stamp Program.” The data was last updated November 8, 2013, reflecting August 2013 levels. … Read moreFood Stamps As Of November 25, 2013

Food Stamps As Of May 7, 2013

This post is an update to previous posts concerning food stamps.  The program is officially called “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,” or SNAP.  As stated on the SNAP website, “As of Oct. 1, 2008, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the new name for the federal Food Stamp Program.” The data was last updated April 5, 2013, reflecting January 2013 levels. … Read moreFood Stamps As Of May 7, 2013

Food Stamps As Of January 17, 2013

This post is an update to previous posts concerning food stamps.  The program is officially called “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,” or SNAP.  As stated on the SNAP website, “As of Oct. 1, 2008, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the new name for the federal Food Stamp Program.” The data was last updated January 4, 2013, reflecting October 2012 levels. … Read moreFood Stamps As Of January 17, 2013

Food Stamps As Of September 28, 2012

This post is an update to previous posts concerning food stamps.  The program is officially called “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,” or SNAP.  As stated on the SNAP website, “As of Oct. 1, 2008, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the new name for the federal Food Stamp Program.” The data was last updated September 28, 2012, reflecting July 2012 levels. … Read moreFood Stamps As Of September 28, 2012

Food Stamps As Of May 31, 2012

This post is an update to previous posts concerning food stamps.  The program is officially called “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,” or SNAP.  As stated on the SNAP website, “As of Oct. 1, 2008, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the new name for the federal Food Stamp Program.” The data was last updated May 31, 2012, reflecting March 2012 levels. … Read moreFood Stamps As Of May 31, 2012

Food Stamps As Of February 2012

This post is an update to previous posts concerning food stamps.  The program is officially called “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,” or SNAP.  As stated on the SNAP website, “As of Oct. 1, 2008, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the new name for the federal Food Stamp Program.” The data was last updated February 1, 2012, reflecting November 2011 levels. … Read moreFood Stamps As Of February 2012

“America’s New Poor” Segment – Notable Excerpts

Yesterday, CBS aired a segment on its “Sunday Morning” show titled “America’s new poor.” While dynamics similar to those discussed in the segment have been noted in previous posts on this blog, this segment is yet another notable reminder of the changing economic condition and the growing need for food assistance.  This segment focuses on … Read more“America’s New Poor” Segment – Notable Excerpts

Hunger In The Chicago Area

Yesterday CBSChicago.com had a story titled “Study Finds 1 in 5 Chicagoans Are Hungry.” Although the entire article is worthwhile, I find the following excerpts to be most notable (and disconcerting): The Greater Chicago Food Depository has, for the first time, done a neighborhood-by-neighborhood breakdown of hunger in the Chicago area. As WBBM’s Mike Krauser … Read moreHunger In The Chicago Area

Food Stamps As Of September 2011

This post is an update to previous posts concerning food stamps.  The program is officially called “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,” or SNAP.  As stated on the SNAP website, “As of Oct. 1, 2008, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the new name for the federal Food Stamp Program.” The data was last updated September 1, 2011, reflecting June 2011 levels. … Read moreFood Stamps As Of September 2011