Hunger in the News: Poverty, presidential debate, and college hunger

Hunger in the News

Ending hunger and malnutrition: How to leverage partnerships that work,” by Laté Lawson-Lartego, Devex. “The Sustainable Development Goals were created with the mindset that business as usual would not be enough to end poverty in all its forms and fight inequality. At its root, poverty is a result of inequality. In today’s food systems, the poor cannot access power, resources, and opportunities. The system is controlled by few, and poor and vulnerable people are further marginalized.”

Trump and Clinton barely touch on poverty in first debate,” by Susan Campbell, The Hill. “At the beginning of Monday night’s first presidential debates, it looked like the candidates, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton, would finally and at last explore the issue of poverty. In fact, the first question from NBC’s Lester Holt, the night’s moderator, was how the candidates would create prosperity.”

Facing hunger on college campuses,” by Laura Colarusso (Opinion), The Boston Globe. “It was a hot August afternoon, and about 100 students had assembled for the monthly food pantry at Bunker Hill Community College. They were old, young, male, female, white, black, Hispanic, and Asian. Some had children, and many were the first in their families to go to college. Several had jobs. They all had one thing in common: They can’t afford both food and college.”

Millions of Americans finally climbing above poverty line,” by Patricia Cohen, Seattle Times. Not that long ago, Alex Caicedo was stuck working a series of odd jobs and watching his 1984 Chevy Nova cough its last breaths. He could make $21 an hour at the Johnny Rockets food stand at FedEx Field when the Washington Redskins were playing, but the work was spotty.”



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