Food insecurity for children has become an unfortunately common problem in the United States, but a recently introduced bill by a group of Senate Democrats could potentially provide numerous families relief. Unsurprisingly, the bill has drawn a significant amount of online criticism, particularly from Republicans. Senators John Fetterman, Sheldon Whitehouse. and Peter Welch introduced the […]
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Over 5 million K-12 students from low-income communities will now be eligible for breakfast and lunch at their schools at no cost, per a rule change announced Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Schools where 25 percent of those enrolled come from families covered by benefits programs such as the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program […]
The U.S. Capitol saw activists rally for policy changes in Puerto Rico on Wednesday, ahead of meetings between the island’s government and congressional officials to address food security and controversial tax breaks. The rally was organized by Power 4 Puerto Rico, a self-styled “coalition of the Puerto Rican Diaspora and allies” advocating for the island’s […]
A worrying number of people in the greater Washington, D.C. area had poor access to food over the last year, suggests a Capital Area Food Bank study. The study, which surveyed 5,300 residents of the D.C-Maryland-Virginia (DMV) area, found that 32 percent “experienced food insecurity at some point between May 2022 and April 2023.” Over […]
Inflation is steadily rising by 0.5% each month, and Americans everywhere are feeling the pressure in one way or another. A senior citizen in the Boston area told FOX Business, “I just officially gave up eggs.” Apparently, a dozen eggs cost over $5 at her local grocery store. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that inflation is up nearly 6.5% from last year – and this is very apparent in the prices of food.