A weekly round-up of the stories that caught our eye this week, with an emphasis on hunger, food waste, and poverty in the United States.
Although the cuts to SNAP were projected to save the government $8 billion over the next five years, the negative health impacts that will result from an increase in food insecurity could end up costing more in the long run. (The New York Times)
"Rather than addressing the deeper social and economic issues that make food insecurity a consistent problem," the changes to SNAP, "threaten to undo over half a century’s worth of efforts to eradicate hunger and malnutrition in our country." (The Washington Post)
An extreme weather event could have a catastrophic impact on New York City's food supply. (City Limits)
A secret food bank in Santa Cruz County supports undocumented workers when the harvest season has ended. (Christian Science Monitor)
"Rural Texas is experiencing a surge in homelessness, and it lacks many of the resources the big cities have to cope." (The Texas Tribune)