“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

“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 more Hunger In The Chicago Area

“First Time of Adversity” Effect

There was a recent article in The Wall Street Journal titled “Detroit’s Food Banks Strain to Serve Middle Class”: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124718194179420129.html One aspect that caught my attention was the mention of people who are receiving aid for the first time.  In fact, the story points out that some people who used to be donors to the … Read more “First Time of Adversity” Effect