Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Not by food alone
For America’s poor households, “SNAP helps, but not enough to push the rate of food insecurity even below 50 percent,” writes Parke Wilde, author of “Food Policy in the United States: An Introduction,” in this op-ed. “USDA data show that half of all those benefits are spent in the first week after issuance, and three-quarters are spent in the first two weeks.” Reducing hunger means reducing poverty, as “[f]ood alone cannot eliminate the spectrum of food-related worries and shortfalls,” concludes Wilde.
America’s hunger problem: What’s really going on – Politico, September 2015