Hunger in the News: Climate change, poverty, and Social Security

Hunger in the News

Poverty in Unexpected Places,” by Editorial Board, New York Times. “Grinding poverty in the United States has long been synonymous with the Deep South, where low wages, poor health and diminished opportunity are more pervasive than in other parts of the country.”

President Of Largest Community College In Mass. On Student Hunger,” by Alison Bruzek and Meghna Chakrabarti, WBUR 90.9. “Dr. Pam Eddinger has been the president of Bunker Hill Community College since 2013. Earlier this month, she was honored at the White House as a “Champion of Change” for her work expanding college education to underrepresented groups. Her latest mission is fighting hunger on college campuses. She, along with two other community college presidents, have urged Sen. Elizabeth Warren to push the federal government to study the issue.”

Social Security Isn’t Just for Seniors,” by Chad Stone, (Opinion) U.S. News & World Report. “Social Security faces a long-term funding shortfall, but not because its benefits are too generous. In fact, they’re modest, and reckless benefit cuts could significantly boost poverty – particularly among the elderly but also among younger adults and children – a new analysis of Census data by my Center on Budget and Policy Priorities colleagues Kathleen Romig and Arloc Sherman finds.”

White House says system, not personal decisions, drive poverty,” by Bob Allen, Baptist News Global. “A White House report released Oct. 27 said that in order to fight poverty, the United States must acknowledge and address disparities and unequal treatment — economically, socially and politically — that face communities of color.”

The Climate Challenge Trio,” by Nigel Purvis and Nick Mabey, U.S. News & World Report. “The three biggest challenges facing humanity are climate change, poverty and the economy. Perhaps the only good thing about the three is that they can and should be dealt with at the same time.”

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