Nearly 50 million Americans face “food insecurity,” a term the US government began using instead of hunger in 2006. Food insecurity surged in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis and recent cuts to SNAP, but numbers are currently stable. Paradoxically, food insecurity often leads to obesity, since cheaper foods are often high in fat and sugar. This makes hunger in America a problem that is sometimes hard to spot.
Host Jim Paymar discusses food inequity on Long Island.
A look at so called “food deserts” and City Harvest’s fight against them.
Project Homeless Connect Day gives homeless and needy residents access to services.
A study found that 48 percent of college students reported experiencing food insecurity.
Since 2008, the number of clients at St. James Social Services has almost tripled.
Food pantries in Brooklyn and Staten Island are going bare - how can you help?
There are almost 50 million people in America without reliable access to affordable, nutritious food. Even in New York City ...
New programs are being adopted to make sure leftovers are used to feed the hungry.
Poverty is the type of problem that has numerous causes and consequences, and needs a multi-pronged approach for ...
Beginning April 1, fewer people in New York will be eligible for food stamps.