food insecurity

Food Insecurity Among Former Foster Youth in College


Food Insecurity Among Former Foster Youth in College

Students who experience food insecurity are learning to be unashamed in taking advantage of resources for sheer survival, writes Sky Lea Ross. 

In Silicon Valley, College Students Have Seen Hardship through the Pandemic


In Wealthy Silicon Valley, College Students Have Seen Hardship through the Pandemic

Some college students in Silicon Valley, one of the wealthiest enclaves in the nation, have faced obstacles that have mounted during the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.

Colleges rush to sign students up for food stamps, as pandemic rules make more eligible


Colleges Rush to Sign Students Up for Food Stamps, As Pandemic Rules Make More Eligible

More than a third of California college students report experiencing food insecurity, but a federal pandemic relief bill made more of them eligible for CalFresh.


Paperwork Problems Keep Hungry Californians from Getting Food Stamps

Enrollment in California’s food stamp program, known as CalFresh, hit a record high in the spring of 2020. But new research found that more than half of state’s recipients leave the program early.


Biden Takes Steps to Ease Food Insecurity Pronto

Illustration by Christine Ongjoco.
Moving swiftly to address a growing hunger crisis, the Biden administration on Friday announced several new efforts to put more for on the tables of Americans who’ve been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Grocery Money Zips Straight to California’s Needy Students Amid School Closures

As lines for food banks stretch for miles and millions of Californians apply for unemployment in record numbers amid the coronavirus pandemic, a new anti-hunger program is giving families debit cards to keep their fridges and pantries stocked.


    Anonymous Million-Dollar Donation Helps Feed New York’s Most Vulnerable

    An anonymous donor has given $1.2 million to help some of New York’s poorest families buy food and necessities during the coronavirus shutdown — a windfall that staff at the New York Council of Nonprofits say comes without precedent. 


    Getting into College Doesn’t Always Spell Success for Foster Youth

    Outside looking in, you may think foster youth got it made. In California, youth in foster care are eligible for several state and federal grants aimed at helping them succeed in college.


    Amid New Federal Restrictions, Philadelphia Nonprofit Works to Increase Food Security

    Food insecurity, which according to the USDA is “the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food,” has long been known to have adverse health consequences.