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Federal government finally steps in to combat skyrocketing hunger that's overwhelmed food banks

Several times during the pandemic, the nation’s shocked attention has been drawn by photos of massive lines at food banks. That attention includes President...

Food insecurity and housing struggles are rampant as COVID-19 continues to devastate the economy

Tens of millions of people are going hungry in the United States as Senate Republicans refuse to pass a new coronavirus stimulus bill. According...

At Least 9 Million US Households With Children Are ‘Not At All Confident’ They’ll Be Able to Afford Food Next Month, Census Survey Finds

A poll released by the U.S. Census Bureau this week revealed that at least nine million American households that include children are unsure whether...

Less than 10% of adults in U.S. believe official coronavirus death counts are accurate, says poll

As the novel coronavirus continues to hit the United States hard and our leadership continues to fumble any form of a consistent response, public opinion...

Trump’s USDA allowing millions of pounds of food to rot while Americans line up at food banks

Millions of pounds of fresh produce have been dumped or allowed to rot in open fields, even as hundreds of thousands of Americans have...

‘Unforgettable’ Footage of Endless Line of Cars at Food Banks a Stark Illustration of Coronavirus Crisis in US

Images and video of miles of cars lined up at food banks in San Antonio and other cities across the U.S. present a striking...

Work requirements for food assistance led to more hunger, no additional jobs in West Virginia

While the Trump administration continues to hack away at the safety net, one Trump state provides a preview of what the effects will be....

School district threatens to send kids to foster care over unpaid school lunch debt

Imagine this. You send your child to school. Your kid—whether it’s because you don’t have the resources to make them lunch at home or because...

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Indiana county rejects $3 million health grant after COVID-19 conspiracy theories sway council vote

If ever there was a clear-cut demonstration of why the response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been such a...
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How communities are planning to ensure equitable vaccine access for children of color

by Umme Hoque This story was originally published at Prism. With COVID-19 vaccine availability for children under 12 years old now...

Houston Must Secede From Texas, The Economic Argument

     I previously noted that recent actions by the Republican-dominated state legislature were clearly designed to thwart Harris County’s...

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