food insecurity

Military

Thousands of military families struggle with food insecurity

It’s a hidden crisis that has existed for years inside one of the most well-funded institutions on the planet and has only worsened during the coronavirus pandemic. As many as 160,000 active-duty military members are having trouble feeding their families. That estimate by Feeding America, which coordinates the work of more than 200 food banks

Food Stamps

Rise in food-stamp benefits is partly undercut by end to pandemic aid

More than 900,000 Arizona food stamp recipients saw an increase in their monthly benefits starting Friday, but activists say much more needs to be done to fight food insecurity in the state. The increase in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits is the result of officials recalculating the Thrifty Food Plan, a federal estimate of how

Non-profits

Sparklight® Opens Applications for Charitable Giving Fund to Support Nonprofit Organizations

Applications are now open for the Sparklight® Charitable Giving Fund, which will annually award $200,000 in grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. “We are committed to connecting customers in the cities and towns we serve to what matters most,” said Julie Laulis, President and CEO. “Through our philanthropic initiatives and partnerships, we provide support for nonprofit organizations to build strong

COVID-19

Lost jobs and rising hunger: St. Mary’s Food Bank shifts gears during COVID-19

Hunger in America is on the rise, putting more pressure on food banks already struggling to keep up with the unprecedented need during the COVID-19 pandemic. St. Mary’s Food Bank, which has been feeding families for more than five decades, has seen the need soar over the past several months, spokesman Jerry Brown said. A

State

Advocates worry ‘food insecurity’ gains could be upended by COVID-19

Advocates fear that years of steady improvements in the level of “food insecurity” among Arizona children could be reversed this year by the economic toll of COVID-19, a shift that could have long-lasting effects. The group Feeding America estimated that 19% of children in Arizona in 2018 were food insecure – defined as lacking consistent

State

Arizona Is 2020’s State with the 10th Most Underprivileged Children – WalletHub Study

With August being Child Support Awareness Month and children in need experiencing even more risk than usual due to COVID-19, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s States with the Most Underprivileged Children. In order to bring awareness to the condition of underprivileged children throughout the U.S., WalletHub compared the 50 states

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