Category: Poverty

Luna: Keeping Atlanta fed through COVID-19

The idea is that none of the donated food goes to waste, and someone in the neighborhood might get fresh ground coffee or an organic apple pie that would otherwise have gone into the trash

Mike Hastie: Homeless in Portland, Oregon

Old Town Portland looks like a huge refugee settlement. I deliver lunches to 4 homeless encampments three days a week.  It is like walking into a poverty war zone

Rajan Menon: How the Pandemic Hit Americans

Selective in Its Impact, the Virus Has Struck the Homeless Hard

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Sharon Lerner: Coronavirus Pandemic Deepens New York’s Hunger Crisis

Some longtime advocates say they have been warning for years about the hunger the pandemic has exacerbated.

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Karen Dolan: Trump’s War on the Hungry

The Trump administration has waged war on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, commonly called food stamps

Igor Derysh: Study projects homelessness will rise 45% in just one year

“This is unprecedented. No one living has seen an increase of 10% of unemployment in a month,” the researcher said

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Jim Hightower: The Real Disease Is Inequality

The forces of greed shoved working families to the edge — all it took was a virus to push them over

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Anthony Dimaggio: Record Inequality, COVID-19, and the Crisis of the Have-Nots

Public pressure is rapidly building for government to take a more active role in reducing the misery and suffering of those who have been hardest hit by the Covid-19 economic crisis

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Badri Raina: An Inert Molecule Has Our Backs to the Wall

The resistance that we saw building in India and across the world has melted overnight into a frightened retreat from a menace that for now threatens life itself. But what will follow after the scourge has had its day?

Adam Peggs: The politics of Covid-19: Time to requisition empty homes

The government’s actions to try and house rough sleepers are inadequate. The acquisition of empty homes for the homeless is a viable short and long-term solution

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