A boost in funds and flexibility in how food is prepared and packaged was a lifeline for kids coping with hunger. But these measures, passed in response to COVID-19, expire in June, with no extension.
In one month, the child poverty rate increased from 12.1 to 17 percent, the highest rate seen since Dec. 2020. Black and Latino children experienced an even higher rate of poverty.
The free store in an Atlanta middle school offers not only food, but also household items, toiletries, clothing and shoes. Social entrepreneur Jasmine Crowe hopes to open more.
Early data shows that after the child tax credit payments started going out this summer, the number of households with children who experience food insufficiency dropped.
Good and Cheap writer Leanne Brown is teaming up with a national anti-hunger program to try to reach people who want help feeding their families healthy and affordable meals when school is out.
The Top Chef judge, restaurateur and hunger advocate says many of our nation's problems are related to food. One of the biggest ways to address this is to make meals more nutritious and accessible.
"New Mexico True" is the state's tourism campaign, but an advocacy group created "New Mexico Truth" as a parody to highlight a reality in the state: high child poverty and low graduation rates.