food banks

‘Hunger Like They’ve Never Seen It Before’: US Food Banks Struggle as 1 in 6 Families With Children Don’t Have Enough to Eat

“We’re now seeing families who had an emergency fund but it’s gone and they’re at the end of their rope,” said one Texas food bank director. By Brett Wilkins One in six U.S. families with children don’t have enough to…

Universal basic income could improve the nation’s mental health

Many people are talking about universal basic income (UBI) these days. Giving everyone a guaranteed income could be the solution to many economic woes. But one factor that hasn’t been mentioned much in discussions of UBI is how it might…

UK: Welfare Cuts Mean Families Go Hungry

Government Policy Failings Exacerbate Food Poverty, Violate Right to Food Government cuts to welfare over the past decade have resulted in tens of thousands of poor families in England left without enough food to eat, a clear breach of the government’s duty…

Food Stamps and Food Banks: austeritiy’s new “Special Relationship”

Democracy Now! [US]”Food Stamp Recipients Face “Hunger Cliff” as Deep Cuts Take Effect The more than 47 million people who receive food stamps in the United States will see a decrease in their aid beginning today as a temporary boost…