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US poverty jumps the most in 60 years
CBS News
James X. Sullivan, a professor of economics at Notre Dame, and Bruce D. Meyer, an expert in poverty and inequality and professor at the University of ...

Extend eviction moratorium to slow COVID spread, advocates say
The Highland County Press
Ohio's local courts should stop eviction proceedings, a group that advocates for the poor said Tuesday. Not only are thousands of Ohioans going to be ...

The cost of child care was already astronomical. In the pandemic, it’s ‘terrifying.’
The Lily
Families are straining their budgets to pay for school and day-care substitutes — and there’s no end in sight

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Food Research & Action Center

More people are going hungry than ever before. Inside the efforts to help
An estimated 50 million Americans may experience food insecurity in 2020. These are the organizations and ordinary people filling the gap. People ...

For Hungry Americans Across The Country, Food Insecurity Crisis Deepens
Last year, more than 35 million people experienced food insecurity. But because of the pandemic, that number could be as high as 50 million for this ...

The Pandemic has Disproportionately Affected Seniors
The Center for Community Solutions
Senior needs were increasing before the pandemic, and those needs have come into an even sharper focus in the past nine months.

Cities Need Better Relief Programs to Weather the Looming Eviction Crisis
Even under normal economic circumstances, most cities have far more cost-burdened renters facing displacement than rent relief funds can serve.

How COVID Has Impacted Poverty in America
PBS Frontline
The monthly poverty rate hit a pandemic-era high of 17.3 percent in August. It declined to 16 percent in October, according to the most recent figures...

Report Calls for Immediate Action to Fight Child Poverty in Stark County
Canton had the second worst child poverty rate of any city in the country with a population over 65,000 in 2019, so pre-pandemic, we don't really know ...

The US is facing 'unprecedented' levels of child hunger—and it could get worse this winter
Nearly 14 million households with children report they sometimes or often do not have enough to eat. "We're facing levels of child hunger that are ...

Dr. Jessica Johnson: COVID and childhood poverty in Ohio
... students at Ohio State University's Lima campus shared their research projects with their peers through Zoom symposiums. Poverty was one of the ...

Families battle food insecurity, eviction fears during pandemic
Claudia Guillen took her son Jose Landaverde to get groceries — not to a supermarket, but a food bank in east Boston. Jose came out with three bags of ...

Another 853,000 Americans filed new unemployment claims last week
Yahoo Finance
Thursday’s report ended a seven-week streak during which new jobless claims held below 800,000.

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Food Research & Action Center

Survey: COVID-19 continues to impact service delivery
The Center for Community Solutions
Nearly eight months after Ohio recorded its first COVID-19 case, the global pandemic continues to disrupt the health and social services system.

The coming war on the hidden algorithms that trap people in poverty
MIT Technology Review
I went within a month from having a nanny and living in a nice house and everything to just really abject poverty. Miriam is a survivor of what's known as ...

SNAP caseloads and benefits are breaking historical records
The Counter
Caseloads are continuing to rise sharply, as other emergency assistance programs are scheduled to sunset in December.

GAO: Unemployment benefits fell below poverty line in 13 states
The Hill
Thirteen states have allowed unemployment benefits to fall below the poverty level of $245 a week, or $12,760 a year, according to a study released ...

Prior to COVID-19, child poverty rates had reached record lows in US
Pew Research Center
Even so, Black and Hispanic children were still about three times as likely as Asian (7%) and White (8%) children to be living in poverty. In 2019, child ...

Monthly Advocacy Report
Food Research & Action Center

Decades of Gains Over U.S. Poverty At Risk of Being Wiped Out
Unemployment benefits are set to expire for millions of workers in late December and talks over a new stimulus package have stalled -- just as some states reimpose job-hammering lockdowns to halt a surge in cases.

Groundbreaking Poll of People In/Near Poverty Finds Bipartisan Consensus: Government Could End Poverty, Hunger If It Chose to Do So
Hunger Free America
The poll found that many Americans struggling economically have low-paying jobs and can’t find better ones, lost income due to the pandemic, and have lost family income due to illness or disabilities. Out of ten barriers to mobility, more than half of respondents faced three or more of them.

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Food Research & Action Center

COVID-19 changes the way Northeast Ohio charities, businesses give back this Thanksgiving
Every year, the St. Augustine Hunger Center provides Thanksgiving meals to those in need. But as we all know, this is not an ordinary year – and ...

DeWine signs bill expanding school choice to low-income students
The Center Square
(The Center Square) – Legislation to expand Ohio's school choice eligibility was signed ... voucher program so students are eligible if they are at 250% of the poverty level. ... Mike DeWine]!," School Choice Ohio Tweeted on Friday.

It's Time America Abolished Poverty
The Nation
But it takes power—the collective power of workers joining together with communities—to redesign the system of bad, poverty-level jobs into good jobs.

No end in sight: hunger surges in America amid a spiraling pandemic
The Guardian
In Cleveland, 5,000 families showed up last Thursday for the pre-Thanksgiving drive-in distribution compared with 3,300 a week earlier and an average ...

Government Could End Poverty, Hunger by Making Work Pay and Making Basic Expenses ...
This represents a 14 percent jump and includes the SNAP caseloads of California, Texas, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Ohio.

US economy hurtles toward 'COVID cliff' with programs set to expire
The Hill
A slew of expiring emergency programs are setting up an economic “COVID cliff” come 2021, which could see millions of people lose unemployment insurance and get evictions.

Hughes: Only education and employment will eradicate poverty
The Philadelphia Tribune
When the unemployment rate is high and the attendant poverty rate climbs, crime escalates. We are experiencing the consequences of this economic ...

The rise in Americans' food insecurity
Wink News
The rise in Americans' food insecurity. Published: November 22, 2020 5:11 PM EST. Recommended.

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Food Research & Action Center

When the $600 weekly bonus unemployment payments stopped, poverty rates in the US increased ...
Business Insider
Poverty rates in the US rose in July, after the $600 a week supplemental unemployment benefit lapsed with no replacement. The safety nets that are ...

1 in 4 Americans are jobless or earning poverty-level wages, new study finds
CBS News
In October, more than 1 in 4 workers were either unemployed or working for poverty-level wages, according to an analysis of government data from the ...

Millions of Full-Time Workers Rely on Federal Health Care and Food Assistance Programs
U.S.Government Accountability Office
Many full-time workers employed by
Hughes: Only education and employment will eradicate poverty
The Philadelphia Tribune
When the unemployment rate is high and the attendant poverty rate climbs, crime escalates. We are experiencing the consequences of this economic ...
some of America’s largest and most profitable corporations receive wages so low that they qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or “food stamps”) benefits and Medicaid.

Poverty rate spiked when $600 stimulus payments expired, study finds
NBC News
The U.S. poverty rate rose by nearly 2 percent over the summer, with about 7 million more Americans falling below the line, according to new research ...

Covid-19 pandemic is the first time 40% of Americans have experienced food insecurity
The majority of Americans experiencing food insecurity, about 60%, say the expiration of many federal assistance programs, such as enhanced ...

Ohio Hunger Stats Underscore Need for COVID Relief Bill
Cleveland Scene
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The latest estimates on the prevalence of hunger in Ohio are strengthening the case for a new COVID relief bill in Congress.

CDC Eviction Moratorium isn't protecting everyone, and non-profits are overwhelmed
Dayton 24/7 Now
DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT)--According to U.S. census data an estimated ... Attorney Graham Bowman from the Ohio Poverty Law Center said the ...

Despite ACA Coverage Gains, Millions Still Suffer 'Catastrophic' Health Care Costs
National Public Radio
Despite the gains in insurance coverage brought by the Affordable Care Act, high health care costs continue to plague many Americans, researchers found.

Ohio Hunger Stats Underscore Need for COVID Relief Bill
Public News Service
The figures show hunger is more prevalent among kids, with more than one in four Ohio children living in families who don't always know how they'll pay ...

Tackling the legacy of persistent urban inequality and concentrated poverty
Brookings Institution
Over the past several years, the research literature pointing to the relationship between racial segregation, enduring concentrated poverty, and ...

Weekly News Digest
Food Research & Action Center

Who in the U.S. Is in ‘Plumbing Poverty’? Mostly Urban Residents, Study Says
Great Lakes Now
At least 1.1 million people do not have hot and cold running water in their homes.

The Spotlight website has been updated with the latest 2020 poverty data.
Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity
There are 671,836 Ohio Childre receiving food stamps.

Most US workers live paycheck to paycheck
Nearly 80 percent of American workers (78 percent) say they’re living paycheck to paycheck. Nearly 10 percent of Americans with salaries of $100,000 or more live paycheck to paycheck as well.

Hunger Crisis: 1 in 5 Americans Turning to Food Banks
Consumer Reports
A new CR survey reveals a growing food-insecurity problem, with people of color disproportionately affected

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Food Research & Action Center

There is no security quite like food security
Ohio's Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net
In Ohio, 1,624,180 people are struggling with food insecurity and of them 489,160 are children. Cuyahoga County had the highest number of food...

Food insecurity linked to higher risk of cardiovascular death
DALLAS, Nov. 9, 2020 -- Increasing rates of food insecurity in counties across the U.S. are independently associated with an increase in ...

Ohio non-profits seek help to fill COVID-19 pandemic needs
We've been serving on the front lines and seeing families going through this struggle and the crisis, specifically in the area of hunger. This year, Klint ...

COVID-19 crises continues to exacerbate levels of food insecurity
Victoria Advocate
The nonprofit went from serving 250-300 meals a day to more than 700 upon switching from an in-house serving model to a to-go operation when the ...

What Three US Ballot Results Mean for Poverty and Inequality
Human Rights Watch
But decisions that affect poverty and inequality are not only taken at the federal level. High-stakes ballot initiatives in Florida and Colorado could go a ...

Confronting the new American poverty
There's a new American poverty, and it's spreading through every corner of our nation. The visuals are familiar: boarded-up homes, abandoned ...

Florida joins seven other states in enacting a $15 minimum wage
The Counter
The Sunshine State is the first in the South to vote in favor of an increase—in a region that has long been hostile to labor unions and slow to raise the minimum wage.

The U.S. Census Bureau is in a unique position to produce data on the social and economic effects of COVID-19 on American households and small businesses.
United States Census Bureau
Household Pulse Survey estimates based on responses collected October 14 through October 26.

The Pandemic Has Exacerbated Housing Instability for Renters of Color
Center for American Progress
It is clear that the coronavirus pandemic is affecting renters of color differently, exacerbating past inequality, and leading the path to a future of worsening inequality.

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Food Research & Action Center

Anti-Hunger Advocates Call for SNAP Boost
Public News Service
Joel Berg, CEO of Hunger Free America, acknowledged raising the maximum SNAP benefit by 15% would cost at least $10 billion, but said the added ...

Weekend without Hunger begins food distribution
Norwalk Reflector
Weekends without Hunger...Feeding our Future began its weekend food distribution recently, marking its eighth year of operation in our Norwalk ...

Ohio working families face benefit cliffs and plateaus
The Center for Community Solutions
A Benefit Cliff happens when a pay raise means losing public assistance like subsidized housing, meaning families can't afford their basic budgets.

More Ohio Kids Using After-School Meals To Avoid Hunger
More Ohio Kids Using After-School Meals To Avoid Hunger. Only a fraction of kids eligible for free and reduced school lunch also participate in after- ...

Weekly News Digest
Food Research & Action Center

Why food insecurity is a huge problem among active-duty military and veterans
Food & Environment Reporting Network
Existing data on food insecurity among military families and veterans is spotty, in part because the DoD does not collect data on the number of service ...

Ohio to send $429.5 million in relief to low-income families, small businesses, bars and restaurants
The Columbus Dispatch
Households with incomes up to 200% of the federal poverty level will be eligible, roughly $52,400 for a family of four. Families can apply for aid ...

1 in 6 women of color are facing food insecurity because of the pandemic, study finds
CBS News
... caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, reporting higher rates of lost income, food insecurity, and missed housing payments, according to a new study.

Matros: CNAs Living Below Poverty Line 'Unacceptable,' Calls for Higher Minimum Wage ...
Skilled Nursing News
A culture that pays people well, that pushes people above the poverty line, that creates equal opportunity for everyone in our society. The percentage of ...

We could abolish child poverty in the US with Social Security benefits for poor kids
Brookings Institution
What if we gave every child living in poverty the average Social Security benefit received by a social security recipient age 65 or over? The answer is that ...

Northeast Ohio Colleges Fight Hunger, Fill Basic Needs For Students
Recently, he moved into an apartment in Shaker Heights with a friend. In the past year, when he was hungry and didn't have enough money to buy ...

Nourishing bodies and minds: Local colleges fight student hunger during the coronavirus pandemic
Food distribution bags ready to go at Lift Up Vikes! at Cleveland State University.Twice in the past year, when he was hungry and didn't have enough ...

7 months into the pandemic, small business owners don’t know how much longer they can hold on
Almost 100,000 small businesses in the U.S. have closed permanently since the pandemic began.

Young workers hit hard by the COVID-19 economy
Economic Policy Institute
The overall unemployment rate for young workers ages 16–24 jumped from 8.4% to 24.4% from spring 2019 to spring 2020, while unemployment for their counterparts ages 25 and older rose from 2.8% to 11.3%.

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Food Research & Action Center

CSU leads study promoting food security during pandemic
Along with CSU, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, Michigan State University, Ohio State University, the Sustainable Food ...

As Congress Negotiates New Stimulus Package, Millions Fall Into Poverty
Motley Fool
Millions of Americans who have fallen into poverty may be the forgotten victims of COVID-19 and the recession. As Congress debates the need for a ...

Millions of Americans are entering poverty amid pandemic as stimulus runs out
Yahoo Money
Poverty is rising in the United States, Zach Parolin, a researcher at the Columbia University's Center on Poverty and Social Policy told Yahoo Finance ( ...

With help slow to come from Washington, a veteran's family gets by washing cars, skipping meals
The Hechinger Report
For families that were already living in or at the edge of poverty, the effects ... and Kaneadsha Jones stand in front of their house in Columbus, Ohio.

Millions of workers face jobless benefits cliff with lifeline set to expire
If the government doesn't pass legislation, about 13.4 million people stand to be left with no income.

The Great Coronavirus Divide: Wall Street Profits Surge as Poverty Rises
The New Yorker
Looking at individual groups, the increase in the poverty rate has been largest among Black people (from 18.2 per cent, in June, to 22.8 per cent, in ...

8 million Americans slipped into poverty amid coronavirus pandemic, new study says
NBC News
After aid diminished toward the end of summer, poverty rates, especially those among minorities and children, rebounded, they said. "The Cares Act, ...

Video: Tackling food insecurity in the US as hunger grows due to COVID-19 pandemic
Yahoo News/CBS News
... without adequate access to food, and with the surging number of cases of COVID-19 nationwide we are seeing growing issues with food security.

Pope Francis laments that tons of food is thrown away as people starve
Catholic San Francisco
In a video message for World Food Day Friday, Pope Francis expressed concern that tons of food is being thrown away while people continue to die for lack of food.

54 million people in America face food insecurity during the pandemic. It could have dire ...
Since food insecurity and poor nutrition are associated with several chronic illnesses that put people at higher risk for the more severe complications of ...

Advocates: Ohio's poor increase as feds dither on coronavirus relief
The Highland County Press
Advocates: Ohio's poor increase as feds dither on coronavirus relief. Tuesday, October 13, 2020 5:45 PM. Many Ohioans were already trapped in ...

Staggering need: COVID-19 has led to rising levels in food insecurity across the US
CBS News
This figure is slightly higher than the food insecurity for the state as a whole, as the USDA found in 2019 that Mississippi had the highest rate in the ...

Research shows bidirectional relationship between housing instability and food insecurity
Newswise — A retrospective study found food insecurity and housing instability are bidirectionally linked and must be addressed together in order to ...

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Food Research & Action Center

4 things you should know about period poverty
States such as Ohio, Rhode Island, Utah, Washington, and California have complied. But this doesn't mean eliminating period poverty isn't still an ...

Effects of Poverty on Childhood Development Seen in Children as Young as 5
Neuroscience News
30 percent of children in the lowest-income neighborhoods were vulnerable in one or more domains of health development, compared to 17 percent of children in higher-income settings.

Diaper need is an unspoken reality for many families
The Center for Community Solutions
It is the sad reality that one in three families in the U.S. experience diaper need, meaning they do not have enough diapers to change soiled diapers as recommended.

Cancer Mortality Higher in Counties with Persistent Poverty
Cancer Network
Persistent poverty, defined by the 2007-2011 American Community Survey, means that a county has had poverty rates of 20% or higher in US Census ...

Pandemic threatens food security for many college students
The Conversation US
And not having enough to eat is one of them. Data support this view. The signs of this growing problem - known as food insecurity – began to emerge ...

3 in 5 older workers could retire in poverty due to pandemic
Yahoo Money
The bulk of those falling into poverty will be low-income earners, who are less likely to have retirement savings. But COVID-related financial market ...

Hunger is nonpartisan, so these initiatives are helping fight food insecurity at polling places on ...
Hunger disparities have been heightened due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with one in six Americans — nearly 54 million people — predicted ...

Poor families must move often, but rarely escape concentrated poverty
Pilot programs there show families with federal housing subsidies are often forced to live in higher poverty areas because of barriers, including ...

1 in 4 Americans say they have to delay retirement because of COVID-19
Business Insider
Low-income individuals are about twice as likely to delay retirement as their high-income counterparts.

Millions Of Americans Can't Afford Enough To Eat As Pandemic Relief Stalls In DC
Food Insecurity Rises In U.S. As Pandemic Relief Stalls In Washington : Consider This from NPR Two years ago, about 12% of American households ...

How are Northeast Ohio food banks faring during the pandemic?
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Northeast Ohio food banks face supply chain shortages, a lack of volunteers, and an increased demand during the coronavirus ...

Medicaid Expansion Improved Perinatal Insurance Continuity For Low-Income Women
Health Affairs
Studies have found that the expansions were associated with reduced uninsurance and improved access to care among reproductive-age women and increased Medicaid coverage in the month before conception.

Outdated Assumptions Mask True Poverty Rate
Spotlight on Poverty & Opportunity
The Official Measure does not account for the modern-day role of women in the labor force and operates on the assumption that every family has a housewife caring for children.

This is what hunger looks like in COVID-19 America
NBC News
These days, Martinez pops over to the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank when she can. She waits in line in her car, and when it's her turn, she ...

Children's Hunger Alliance Helps Provide Children Nutritious Meals
Spectrum News 1
What You Need To Know. More than 500,000 children in Ohio live in food insecure homes, meaning 1 in 5 don't know where their next meal will come ...

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Food Research & Action Center

Respage and Move For Hunger Announce Collaborative Effort to Fight Hunger Nationwide
American Press
Move For Hunger's network of more than 1,000 moving companies, more than 1,500 multifamily apartment communities, and many of the world's leading ...

Ohio Takes First Steps Toward Big Medicaid Overhaul
Cleveland Scene
Ohio Medicaid, which provides health care to more than a quarter of the ... that opted in to people earning up to 138% of the federal poverty level.

Half of Americans over 55 may retire poor
Our data is showing that, because of the COVID recession, about 50% of workers over the age of 55 will be poor or near-poor adults when they reach 65.

Ohio’s minimum wage workers to see a 10-cent per hour increase
Ohio’s minimum wage will increase from $8.70 an hour to $8.80 on Jan. 1. For workers who earn tips, their wages will go up 5 cents to $4.40 an hour.

Food banks report high volume of need
News 5 Cleveland
WEWS - Cleveland, Ohio ... Food banks across the country are reporting a dramatic increase in people needing help.

The Emerging Crisis of Aged Homelessness
Dennis P. Culhane, University of Pennsylvania
In the next 10 years, the number of elderly people experiencing homelessness in the United States will nearly triple.

A New Contract with the Middle Class
Middle class families are working harder, with too little to show for it. Confidence in the prospects for the next generation is low.

America is suffering its worst hunger crisis in decades. Here's how to fix the problem.
America is suffering its worst hunger crisis in decades. Here's how to fix the problem. Today, 14 million children regularly miss meals — three times more ...

Not Enough to Eat: COVID-19 Deepens America’s Hunger Crisis
Food Research & Action Center
Not surprising, groups that are most likely to not have enough to eat are those that typically disproportionately experience poverty: Black and Latinx families, those with less than a college education, and children.

A Crisis Within A Crisis: Food Insecurity And COVID-19
In this episode, which you can listen to at the audio link above, we speak to Eugene Cho, CEO of Bread for the World, about what food insecurity looks ...

Getting meals to virtual students suffering from food insecurity in Parma
Cleveland 19 News
Giant Eagle and The Greater Cleveland Food Bank are partnering together to make sure no student is going hungry. The group made sure all meals ...

Odds of coronavirus infection greatly increase with poverty, CDC says
Yahoo News
The study, which looked at income-based disparities in Utah, found that the risk of becoming ill with the disease in a low-income community could be three times greater than in a high-income one.

Economic Fallout From COVID-19 Continues To Hit Lower-Income Americans the Hardest
Pew Research Center
Half of adults who say they lost a job due to the coronavirus outbreak are still unemployed

Weekly News Digest
Food Research & Action Center

The "Need To Feed"; Food Insecurity Rages On During COVID-19
Food insecurity, described as "the disruption of food intake or eating patterns due to lack of money and other resources" has been an unspoken public ...

Crain's editorial: Keep working
Crain's Cleveland Business
The poverty rate in Cleveland and the other cities is tragically high. It is, however, down fairly substantially from 2018, when the Census Bureau ...

Food Insecurity In The US By The Numbers
COVID has just wreaked havoc on so many things: on public health, on economic stability and obviously on food insecurity, said Luis Guardia, the ...

How Expanded Medicaid Could Improve Food Security
... policy director at Alabama Arise, about how the expansion of Medicaid could help lift Americans out of the poverty that causes food insecurity.

Outlining Solutions To Help End Hunger
... of the World Food Program from 2012 to 2017. She talks with NPR's Michel Martin about some ideas to help solve the problem of hunger in the U.S..

Bread For The World CEO On The State Of Hunger
Bread For The World CEO On The State Of Hunger NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Bread for the World CEO Reverend Eugene Cho about the state ...

Unemployment Help: Cuyahoga County Pilots Ohio To Work Program To Connect Workers With Jobs
According to new Census data, Cleveland is the most impoverished big city with a poverty rate of nearly 31-percent. It displaces Detroit which now ...

Reflections from the Front Lines
Norwalk Reflector
During Hunger Action Month in September, I am humbled to share reflections from Ohio National Guard members who have been instrumental in our ...

Exploring health risks of poverty, racial discrimination
University of Georgia
Growing up in poverty and experiencing racial discrimination can affect physical health, and researchers at the University of Georgia have been ...

Thousands of Ohioans struggle to put food on table during pandemic
The Columbus Dispatch
847,000 adults in Ohio, or 11%, reported their household sometimes or often didn't have enough to eat in the last seven days. 356,000 adults living with ...

Fewer Students Are Going To Community College, Despite High Unemployment
Newly released figures show that enrollment at U.S. community colleges has dropped nearly 8 percent this fall as students face a global pandemic and the worst economic recession in decades.

No One Can Live Off $240 A Week: Many Americans Struggle To Pay Rent, Bills
...a high percentage of Americans — 46% — said they're having serious financial problems. Nearly one out of three respondents had used up all or most of their savings.

Teaming Up to Tackle Child Hunger in Ohio
Public News Service
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Children's advocacy groups say childhood hunger is a dire problem in Ohio, but it isn't impossible to solve. Up to 17 million ...

Hunger in America, Especially for Children, Has "Skyrocketed" During Covid-19, Data Shows
The Intercept - First Look Media
The level of hunger in U.S. households almost tripled between 2019 and ... with children said their children sometimes or often went hungry in 2019, ...

Children in Poverty Less Likely to Participate in Sports, Gifted Programs
The United States Census Bureau
Children living in families at least five times above the poverty level for the entire year were more likely to be in a gifted program than all other children among children ages 6 to 11 and ages 12 to 17.

Anti-hunger advocate shares some food for thought
American Academy of Pediatrics
Instead, hunger reflects a deeper, more profound systemic issue. In general, households with children experience higher levels of food insecurity than ...

Our leaders can show greatness of heart by addressing child hunger with COVID-19 aid
In our own country, people who never considered asking for assistance wait in long lines for food just to keep their families from absolute hunger.

How we define 'need' for place-based policy reveals where poverty and race intersect
Brookings Institution
Our analysis reveals steep disparities in the geographic concentration of poverty by race that explain how George Floyd's life was defined not just by ...

Some Ohio families with children learning remotely are eligible for second round of financial benefits
Cleveland 19 News
The ODJFS said Ohioans can apply for SNAP benefits if their household's gross monthly income is at or under 130% of the federal poverty guideline.

5 Things You Might Not Know About Food Banks In Ohio
OHIO — When it comes to food insecurity in our community, there are many facts we may not know but one aspect is certain: A lot of hungry people are ...

As childhood hunger rises, a key food-stamp benefit is ending
CBS News
Even with the extra food aid, hunger is on the rise among American families, experts say. "Undernourished kids". Dr. Megan Sandel said she used to see ...

Weekly News Digest
Food Research & Action Center

The pandemic is driving millions of America’s ‘working poor’ to the edge
In just the past six months, more than 22 million American jobs have been lost, and fewer than half have so far returned. Even when they were working, many people weren’t earning enough to get by.

New report highlights Ohioans' financial instability before pandemic
Crain's Cleveland Business
Combined, the ALICE population and those living below the Federal Poverty Level make up 39% of Ohio's households — up from 31% in 2007. Jim ...

Billionaires urged to combat world hunger by UN food chief: 'Do the right thing'
In my home country, the USA, there are 12 individuals alone worth $1 trillion," Beasley told a UN Security Council panel on conflict-induced hunger. "In ...

New York Times Magazine spotlights Parma City School District's emergency food distribution effort
Food insecurity is a real thing for many families all across our amazing ... Gorman said the district has a partnership with the Cleveland Food Bank, ...

Cleveland Now Poorest Big City In America
... previously studied Ohio's minimum wage, $8.70 per hour, and found a person could work full-time, year-round and would still be living in poverty.

With food insecurity rising, there should be more community fridges
The Daily Cougar
Food insecurity is a big problem in the U.S. with 10.5 percent of households here having low food security. A solution might be food pantries and ...

Only Daytona Beach tops Youngstown, Canton for child poverty nationally; Cleveland ranks 11th ...
Statewide, Ohio's child poverty of 18.4% is 15th highest among the states, which range from Mississippi's 28.1% to New Hampshire's 7.1%. Ohio also ...

Study: 29 million American adults don’t have enough to eat—nearly a threefold increase from two years ago
The Counter
The Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically worsened America’s hunger crisis.

Pre-coronavirus, incomes were up in the US, but so was the uninsured rate 2019, new census ...
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Incomes were up, poverty was down, but the ... Ohio's uninsured rate was 6.6% in 2019, up from 6.5% in 2018, but well below the ...

1 in 10 Americans are struggling to afford enough food amid the pandemic
The current rate of food insecurity, which is when you don’t have reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable food, is several times higher than reported last year.

Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2019
United States Census Bureau
The official poverty rate in 2019 was 10.5%, a decrease of 1.3 percentage points from 11.8% in 2018.

Myths and lies about poverty
Chicago Sun-Times
But poverty isn't inevitable. The 30 million people in America who lived in poverty even before the pandemic when unemployment was at record lows ...

Real-time estimates show poverty rose after government benefits expired
ND Newswire
The data released in the U.S. Census Bureau's 2019 annual report on income and poverty on Sept. 15 will not shed light on the current state of poverty ...

Weekly News Digest
Food Research & Action Center

Varying Degrees of Poverty, Thinking Beyond 'Poor' and 'Not Poor'
Unlike the poverty rate, which reports the proportion of the population living below the poverty level, income-to-poverty ratios gauge how close an ...

Food Bank Official Urges People To Lean On Congress For More Assistance
Thursday was national Hunger Action Day and Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio Association of Food Banks, said the facilities continue ...

Food stamp benefits available to eligible Ohio schoolchildren attending classes remotely
Loveland Magazine
... for SNAP if their household's gross monthly income is at or under 130% of the federal poverty guidelines. Ohioans can apply at

The Pandemic & The Safety Nets
The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation announced new Ohio ... The initiative includes a $36 million Food Security Infrastructure Grant ...

The Facts Behind Senior Hunger
Aging In Place
Nearly one in every six seniors in America faces the threat of hunger and not being properly nourished.

I stood in Soviet breadlines as a kid. The pandemic has unleashed my long-forgotten fear of scarcity.
The Counter
As I stand six feet apart from my masked compatriots to enter Trader Joe's, I can't shake an eerie feeling of déjà vu.

8 Best Ways to Combat Food Insecurity in Your Community
Here's how you can fight food insecurity and make a difference in your area.

Why Schools Are Struggling To Feed Students
For some children, school meals may be the only ones they get in a day. And with school feeding programs reaching fewer and fewer families, Bauer worries that children are going hungry.

Household Food Security in the United States in 2019
The prevalence of very low food security was 4.1 percent in 2019, not ... Keywords: food security, food insecurity, food spending, food pantry, soup ...

COVID-19 has plunged more people of color into food insecurity
The Counter
New research from Investigate Midwest shows that longstanding racial divides on food security have grown even starker during the pandemic.

Children in Poverty: By the Numbers
Thirteen-year-old Shawn and his mom watched from their trailer home as Ohio's governor described the threat in a March news conference: "We have ...

Coronavirus Increases Hunger: Find A Food Bank In Cuyahoga County
Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger relief organization, says coronavirus-related economic crises could push the number of food insecure ...

Volunteerism taking a substantial hit, as hunger relief need in Northeast Ohio doubles
Cleveland 19 News
The Greater Cleveland Volunteers connects its volunteers with about 100 local agencies in eight categories, like education, older adults and hunger ...

Weekly News Digest
Food Research & Action Center

Working, But Still Struggling To Make Ends Meet
We make a little too much according to the federal guidelines to receive assistance. But we make too little to actually live on.

Leap of faith: How COVID-19 has changed the way we worship
FreshWater Cleveland
...service to the community—through community meals, food distributions, and clothing handouts—are a crucial part of his church’s identity.

Rental assistance is not a luxury — it is part of the foundation on which the larger public health response is made possible.
Ohio Capital Journal
Rent was due on Tuesday and many Ohioans will be unable to pay because of a slowly unfolding recession that, according to the World Bank, may be the worst since World War II.

Why an Eviction Ban Alone Won’t Prevent a Housing Crisis
The New York Times
Renters receive more relief, but there’s a looming problem for landlords, especially those who own just a few properties.

The need is insurmountable, and it’s breaking my heart.
The Counter
I work at a food bank. We’ve stepped up in a huge way during the pandemic. But it’s not enough.

Cleveland Horizon Education Centers Offers Free Mobile Food Pantry
Spectrum News 1
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Hunger Action Month is underway this September and with help from the Greater Cleveland Food Bank pantry, one nonprofit ...

Frontline Examines Child Poverty in Southeast Ohio
ATHENS, OH – PBS Frontline examines issues surrounding child poverty during the pandemic by visiting southeast Ohio. The documentary film called ...

Workers Keeping Americans Fed Are Going Hungry in the Heartland
Hunger is surging in the heart of the breadbasket, showing just how dire the problem has become during the pandemic.

Just Because I Have a Car Doesn't Mean I Have Enough Money to Buy Food
The New York Times
This is America: a family crammed in a minivan driving mile after mile across San Diego County, first to one food giveaway and then to another and then to more.

CDC Orders Sweeping Ban on Evictions Due to Coronavirus as Thousands of Ohio Tenants Face ...
Cleveland Scene
... well as potentially contribute to large outbreaks in those communities, Ohio Poverty Law Center attorney Graham Bowman wrote in a letter to Gov.

Weekly News Digest
Food Research & Action Center

August 2020 Advocate
Food Research & Action Center

The demographics of poverty |David Moon
Knoxville News Sentinel
The simplest predictor of poverty is employment. Unemployed people are almost 10 times more likely to be poor than those with regular work. Almost 21 ...

Dunkin' Joy in Childhood Foundation Provides Another $1 Million to Fight Hunger
QSR magazine
September is Hunger Action Month, and the need is especially dire this year. More than 54 million people may experience food insecurity this year, ...

Northeast Ohio food banks need help to meet pandemic demand
Northeast Ohio food banks need help to meet pandemic demand ... today has never been in that line before and so that is the new poverty," he says.

Investing in school nutrition would fight hunger, racism—and COVID-19
Fast Company
The economic uncertainty means hunger and food insecurity will mushroom even as the pandemic continues. While people of all backgrounds are ...

Meijer Ramps Up Hunger Relief Amid Recession
Progressive Grocer
Each Meijer Simply Give campaign replenishes the shelves of more than 250 food pantries in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and ...

Food insecurity is 'growing at an alarming rate' among children, lawmakers warn
Yahoo Money
Lawmakers from both parties are asking the federal government to intervene on the food insecurity crisis wrought by the coronavirus pandemic that is ...

Weekly News Digest
Food Research & Action Center

Betty Lin-Fisher: Here's information about new utility shut-offs and where you can get help
Akron Beacon Journal
In Ohio, food-insecurity has nearly doubled, June rent went unpaid by half a million Ohioans, poverty levels were already high — with minorities ...

COVID-19 has exacerbated food insecurity
Medical Xpress
Both researchers have an interest in the links between childhood obesity, food insecurity and parent feeding practices. Through the survey, they wanted ...

Why millions face poverty in US
Power Technology
Direct payments will help in keeping approximately eight million people out of poverty and further direct payments will help 18 million people.

What Is the 2020 Federal Poverty Level (FPL)?
Yahoo Finance
The federal poverty level is a key consideration in assessing anyone's eligibility to receive government benefits. Your access to many state and federal ...

Princeton researchers just exposed the most pervasive and harmful myth about poverty
Princeton University
Chronic stress and repeated adverse life experiences of the kind often encountered by those in poverty do not buffer against future such negative ...

Without federal unemployment benefit, hunger said to be looming for huge numbers of Ohioans
Ohio Capital Journal
The Greater Cleveland Foodbank's distribution in the municipal parking lot had been serving more than 1,700 households a week. The week of Aug.

One-Third of American Renters Expected to Miss Their August Payment
Bloomberg CityLab
An expansive census survey reveals a nation stretched to the brink by the financial toll of pandemic.

Ohio Schools Look for Continued Flexibility to Keep Children Fed
Cleveland Scene
... director of advocacy and public education for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, ... LoVano also maintains, with record numbers of Ohioans turning to food ... "So, SNAP is a critical tool in fighting the high rates of food insecurity that ...

Food insecurity, COVID-19, and eating disorders
Harvard Health
Food insecurity is a disruption in food intake or eating patterns because of lack of money and other resources. The United States Department of ...

1 in 3 college students faces food insecurity
The Hill
A surprising number of young Americans are suffering serious health consequences because they don’t have the money to eat properly.

Cleveland woman’s eviction case highlights growing struggle among Americans to pay rent during coronavirus pandemic
Latisha Gonzalez, a 28-year-old single mother of two, found herself in a tough situation when her children’s daycare shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Ohio energy utilities gear up to resume service disconnections
Energy News Network
Families living in poverty and people of color will be hardest hit, affordable housing advocates say. Most Ohio utilities voluntarily suspended ...

Food Insecurity and Health: Addressing Food Needs for Medicaid Enrollees as Part of COVID-19 ...
Kaiser Family Foundation
This brief provides an overview of food insecurity among Medicaid enrollees during the COVID-19 pandemic, examines participation in federal nutrition ...

Food insecurity continues to rise across Northeast Ohio
News 5 Cleveland
The folks at Faith Kitchen rely heavily on the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank for help as do about 500 local hunger relief programs. "The number of ...

Hunger in a land of abundance: COVID-19 intensifies rural food insecurity
Capital Press
According to Feeding America, 78% of U.S. counties with the highest rates of food insecurity are rural...

Equal access to tech can reduce poverty and increase diversity
The Hill
The path out of poverty is education, job training, hiring and advancement, and increasingly, access to technology that can enable success in those ...

Young: Food insecurity on the rise
Agri News
The estimated 37 million individuals, including more than 11 million children who were already food insecure, are undoubtedly facing challenges.

Struggling Families and Economy Need Robust, Bipartisan COVID Relief Agreement
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Policymakers must provide significant fiscal relief to states and localities. Without it, states will continue laying off or furloughing teachers and health care workers and cutting education, health care, and other vital services to meet their balanced-budget requirements.

Housing Advocates Anticipating More Eviction Filings As Benefits Expire
Housing advocates are working to connect Cleveland residents facing eviction with resources and legal representation as courts continue hearings.

Study: Most Americans don’t have enough assets to withstand 3 months without income
Oregon State University
A new study from Oregon State University found that 77% of low- to moderate-income American households fall below the asset poverty threshold...

Weekly News Digest
Food Research & Action Center

Report: Pandemic Food Benefits Work To Address Food Insecurity
School closures mean decreased access to school meals for those on free- or reduced-price meal ...

The COVID-19 Eviction Crisis: An Estimated 30-40 Million People in America are at Risk
The Aspen Institute
30–40 million people in America could be at risk of eviction in the next several months.

Nearly 60 Percent Increase in Older Adult Food Insecurity During COVID-19: Federal Action on SNAP Needed Now
Food Research & Action Center
A new analysis from Diane Schanzenbach and Northwestern University shows that 13.5 percent of older adults (60+) face food insecurity, a dramatic increase of nearly 60 percent from pre-COVID-19 levels.

As Congress Prepares To Recess, Millions Of Americans Fear Homelessness, Poverty, And ...
Poverty and health disparities. It has been well documented that exposure to racism, educational attainment, and employment can have severe physical ...

We need a collective impact to end food insecurity
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
In 2018, food insecurity affected 37.2 million people nationally and has been linked to health problems like obesity, heart disease, and mental illness.

Millions of America's working poor may lose out on key anti-poverty tax credit because of the ...
Chicago Reporter
The earned income tax credit lifts around 6 million of the working poor out of poverty every year, but with the economy hammered by COVID-19, many ...

Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District announces 'Help is Here' campaign
News 5 Cleveland
Rate reduction of 40% available for customers whose annual income is at or below 200% of the poverty level. Customers can be enrolled in either the ...

Study: Food insecurity leads to long-term health issues for many Americans
Ball State University News
The study also found that death from heart disease and cardiovascular mortality was 75 percent higher in food-insecure people, even after controlling ...

How to tell if a child is struggling with hunger
Feeding America
Sometimes, kids feel so ashamed of not getting enough to eat that they keep it hidden from the adults who care about them the most.

Helping Renters Stay Home
Cleveland Magazine
Eviction triggers a black hole of poverty — people go deeper and deeper into the poverty hole.

GOP lawmakers embrace tenant protection as mass evictions loom
There is a growing bipartisan consensus in Washington that rental assistance and tenant protections are needed for low-income renters.

Rent Increasingly Out of Reach for Ohioans
Spectrum News 1
Ohio tenants are increasingly unable to afford their rent, and while the pandemic has amplified it, this problem isn’t new.

The Rockefeller Foundation is Advocating for Major Changes to the U.S. Food System in response to COVID-19
Food Tank
With 40% of Americans unable to access US$400 even in times of emergency and 37 million Americans already food insecure, the food system has been stretched to its limits.

Anuj K. Shah says we're criminalizing the effects of poverty
Chicago Booth Review
You've done a lot of research about the psychology of poverty. Do you see your research as supplying answers to any of today's problems?

Cuyahoga County Council approves 5-year economic development plan, including measures to ...
Reduce poverty, particularly in communities of color; Invest private and public sector capital intentionally and strategically to achieve equitable growth ...

Health advocates push for expanded nutrition assistance to ease record food insecurity, stimulate ...
As the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to drive up food prices alongside unemployment, food insecurity in the US is reaching new heights ...

How The United States Has Criminalized Poverty And How To Change That Now
And that's because, as I've found in my research and conversations lately, poverty is criminalized in our society. You might think that sounds ridiculous, ...

Food insecurity during COVID-19
The estimated 37 million individuals, including more than 11 million children who were already food insecure are undoubtedly facing challenges.

House Bill Suggests State Rainy Day Funds for 'Eviction Crisis Response'
... staff attorney for the Ohio Poverty Law Center said in a statement on the bill. In data collected by the Ohio Supreme Court monitoring the caseload of ...

Aging baby boomers have 3.5% poorer cognitive function than their parents' or grandparents ...
Daily Mail
Researchers at Ohio State University blame the decline in mental function on greater poverty and loneliness and higher rates of depression and ...

Millions of America's working poor may lose out on key anti-poverty tax credit because of the ...
The Conversation US
Rising from poverty. The earned income tax credit lifts millions of families out of poverty every year but helps some more than others. Those without ...

Struggling Ohioans need relief, not shame
The Center for Community Solutions
As many sectors struggle to re-open because of the virus’s uncertainty, people remain out of work and in many cases are still grappling to gain access to unemployment benefits.

Number of households with hungry children nearing 14 million, study finds
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Food insecurity is rising among American children as the coronavirus savages the economy, diminishing the salaries of parents struggling to feed their kids.

The effect of Pandemic EBT on measures of food hardship
P-EBT lifted at least 2.7-3.9 million children out of hunger.

SNAP increases for older adults should be a bipartisan no-brainer
The Hill
While we don't have the medical solution to end COVID-19, we do have a powerful tool to mitigate the public health and economic crisis it has created.

Millions of Americans going hungry as pandemic erodes incomes and destroys communities
NBC News
There's going to be an enormous wave of people who are going to need our services. We alone can't create a strong enough safety net for the need that’s coming.

Baldwin Wallace, MetroHealth Partner for Healthy Cities and Counties Challenge
Spectrum News 1
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Food insecurity is a problem in large and small cities all over the state. People who live in the Greater Cleveland area may ...

Demand Surges Again at Ohio Food Pantries as Unemployment Bonus Expires
Spectrum News 1
He said the market is prepared to meet the demand amid the possibility of more Ohioans soon becoming food insecure. "We're hearing a lot about ...

Minimum guaranteed income = solution to poverty
CommonWealth magazine
This campaign illuminated the relationship between racism and economic injustice and advanced a vision of eliminating poverty for Americans of all ...

Ohio Rep. Fudge introduces legislation to provide free school meals to all students during pandemic
News 5 Cleveland
The Pandemic Child Hunger Prevention Act would provide children access to breakfast, lunch and after school snacks either in school or using a to-go ...

New grocery store helping to fight food insecurity in Oakland neighborhood
News 5 Cleveland
Tens of millions of Americans live in food deserts, with limited access to fresh and healthy foods. And according to Feeding America, the pandemic has ...

Food insecurity for most vulnerable populations, including kids and seniors, at an all-time high
News 5 Cleveland
Food insecurity has skyrocketed in communities across the country during the pandemic. Rural communities have been hit especially hard.

Buckeye Fresh Days connect farmers markets with families in need
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Buckeye Fresh Days at farmers markets throughout Ohio are ... Counterintuitively, poverty and food insecurity frequently result in ...

How US Poverty Could Spike in the Last Half of the Year
Without a new stimulus and extended unemployment and SNAP benefits, millions of Americans will fall into poverty in 2020, an Urban Institute study ...

Research Brief: Food insecurity raised risk for disordered eating in low-income adolescents
UMN News
Food insecurity is a significant problem for adolescents, however, little research has focused on members of this age group and its influences on their ...

AOF urges Congress to do more for Ohio's most vulnerable
Advocates for Ohios Future
The COVID-19 relief plan released by the Senate Majority Monday doesn’t do enough to help struggling Ohio families or stabilize the economy.

Expand food assistance and stimulate Ohio’s economy
Policy Matters Ohio
An expansion of SNAP would ... infuse millions of dollars into Ohio’s grocery stores and supermarkets, which would have positive ripple effects in local economies across the state.

The US food system is killing Americans
CNN Opinion
Among the most significant risk factors for hospitalization and death in Covid-19 are the presence of diet-related chronic diseases such as hypertension, heart disease and obesity.

Weekly News Digest
Food Research & Action Center

Pandemic Creating Food Insecurity For Adults And Children In Cleveland And Throughout Ohio
Ideastream's Education Reporter Jenny Hammel walks us through the Cleveland reopening plan. The United States is a giant in terms of food production ...

Ohio Medicaid rolls climbing toward 3 million again
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Medicaid rolls continue to increase, due to the ... The last time Ohio Medicaid had 3 million enrollees was January 2018. ... at or below 138% of the federal poverty line, or $35,535 a year for a family of four.

New FEED Act to Address Food Insecurity With Help From Restaurants
As COVID-19 surges across the nation, food insecurity is increasing. Vulnerable populations including the elderly, young children and communities of ...

Pandemic Homelessness Could Leave Millions Unable to Access Public Benefits
New America
...anticipated surge in evictions could result in a 40 to 45 percent increase in the number of unhoused people over the coming months...

Weekly News Digest
Food Research & Action Center

$600 A Week: Poverty Remedy Or Job Slayer?
Yang called it universal basic income, the premise of which is to alleviate poverty and stagnant wages for those who lose jobs for no fault of their own, ...

Numbers are in: Government can actually fix poverty
The Hill
Poverty has the potential to explode, and assistance programs designed to help those struggling are on the chopping block. Right now, budget ...

Most Families That Received SNAP Benefits in 2018 Had At Least One Person Working
United States Census Bureau
More than three-quarters of those families had at least one person working and about one-third included two or more workers, a clear indication that many families that rely on nutritional assistance worked.

Weekly News Digest
Food Research & Action Center

How Government Policy Makes People With Disabilities Live in Poverty
Yahoo Lifestyle
Those on SSI have an annual income clearly below the poverty level ($10,404 per year). Thankfully, subsidized housing may be available for some. (I've ...

The way the US measures poverty is outdated, misleading, and could leave millions of Americans ...
Business Insider
In America, we measure poverty using models that are over 50 years old, which leaves scores of low income people out of the equation. Making sure ...

Will coronavirus pandemic increase poverty? These cities in each state have most below poverty ...
To identify the cities hit hardest by extreme poverty in every state, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed Census data on the share of the population living below the ...

Grants Awarded to Tackle Social Impacts of COVID in Ohio
Cleveland Scene
... including social distancing, food insecurity and behavioral health issues. ... in grants will support the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund. ... need at the right time when they're in some sort of a mental-health crisis.

Rep. Marcia Fudge calls for a Poverty Bill of Rights
... affordable and nutritious foods, retirement security, affordable housing, ... Fund, Greater Cleveland Food Bank and Ohio Association of Food banks.

Food insecurity haunts seniors
The Times
The report sheds light on the extent to which food insecurity – or having limited access to enough nutritious food to live a healthy lifestyle – affects our ...

More Columbus and Ohio city neighborhoods are high poverty, not gentrified
The Columbus Dispatch
East Side, Northeast Side poverty increased a bit, Segedy said. "There's a lot of disparity." Segedy's research of Ohio cities built off of a national study ...

5.4 Million Americans Lost Health Insurance Since the Start of the Pandemic
Families USA
Because of job losses between February and May of this year, 5.4 million laid-off workers became uninsured.

Envisioning food security: Steps we take now can help
Harvard Health
Before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity (lack of reliable access to nutritious food) was a considerable problem, affecting 11% of the ...

About 14 Million Children in the U.S. Aren't Getting Enough to Eat
16.5 percent of households with children reported that it was sometimes or often the case that the children were not eating enough due to a lack of resources...

Weekly News Digest
Food Research & Action Center

Parma's The Pantry at All Saints on the front lines of food distribution during a pandemic
PARMA, Ohio -- Prior to COVID-19, food insecurity in Parma and Parma ... Since 2014, The Pantry at All Saints has held 70 food distribution days...

About 14 million children in the US are not getting enough to eat
Brookings unprecedented number of children in the United States are experiencing food insecurity and did not have sufficient food as of late June...

Boosting SNAP: Needed to Reduce Hardship, Long-Term Effects on Children
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
As policymakers consider what could be the last COVID-19 relief package this year, they should respond to the alarming rise in the number of children who aren’t getting enough to eat...

The Wave Has Begun
yahoo! money
Legal aid groups and housing advocates are bracing for a surge in evictions, as local governments begin lifting moratoriums...

How to Fix Child Poverty
The New York Review of Books
But for the most part the poverty debate stayed focused on adults, especially after Bill Clinton captured the White House in 1992 with a pledge to "end ...

Unemployment rate fell to 11.1 percent in June before new shutdowns
But the reality of the job market is now likely far bleaker, with 1.4 million Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits last month.

Jobless Benefits, Stimulus Said to Be Keeping Families Afloat
Bloomberg Law
Bloomberg Law reports that a new report by the Urban Institute finds people who received expanded unemployment insurance assistance from the CARES Act were more financially secure than those who didn’t.

Food insecurity due to coronavirus is hitting Black and Latinx people the hardest
Before the pandemic, food insecurity in the U.S. was at its lowest point since the Great Recession, ... Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) and Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) ...

Weekly News Digest
Food Research & Action Center

States with the Highest Income Inequality Experienced a Larger Number of COVID-19 Deaths
Journal of General Internal Medicine
Researchers from UCLA conducted an analysis of state income inequality data and data on COVID-19 cases and deaths...

Unemployment Rate is Higher Than Officially Recorded
Pew Research Center
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the U.S. unemployment rate stood at 13 percent in May; however...

The Risks Children Face During the Pandemic
United States Census Bureau
Households with children continue to be hit harder by the financial pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic...

Report highlights 8 ways to help Ohio farmers while shoring up state's food supply
News 5 Cleveland
CLEVELAND — Amid a pandemic that has only heightened food insecurity in communities across the state, food and farm organizations came ...

Pandemic Nutrition And Food Insecurity
WILL News - Illinois Public Media
The American Academy of Pediatrics wrote that 'school closures have had a substantial impact on food security and physical activity for children and ...

Weekly News Digest
Food Research & Action Center

Government, nonprofits working to prevent wave of evictions in Cleveland
Graham Bowman, attorney with the Ohio Poverty Law Center, says local rental-assistance programs like those in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County ...

Number of People in Families with Below-Poverty Earnings Has Soared
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
About 75 million non-elderly individuals lived in families with combined weekly earnings below the poverty line in May...

Poorest Americans Have the Most Difficulty Accessing Stimulus Checks
Spotlight on Poverty & Opportunity
Many individuals who would benefit most from the government issued coronavirus relief payment have struggled to receive their checks.

Weekly News Digest
Food Research & Action Center

More Ohio families living below poverty while surviving coronavirus pandemic
News 5 Cleveland
While it's too soon to know the exact impact of COVID-19 on Ohio's poverty rate, the coalition's Executive Director Philip Cole says more families are ...

VA Partnership Targets Food Security, Social Determinants of Health
Food security is a key social determinant of health that not only affects ... is the program manager for diabetes self0education at the Northeast Ohio VA ...

Weekly News Digest
Food Research & Action Center

For many who lost jobs in the coronavirus epidemic, hunger comes with shame
The Washington Post
Thirty percent of American households where people have lost income because of the virus have missed meals or relied on food handouts.

Poverty likely to increase as low-income households hit hardest by the COVID-19 economic crisis
American Enterprise Institute
...evidence is mounting that America’s lowest-income workers are enduring the worst of the economic fallout from COVID-19...

Policy Matters Ohio: Coalition Calls on DeWine to Streamline Economic Supports for Ohioans
Insurance News Net
Ohio must do more to support the basic health, food security, and safety of Ohioans during this difficult time. The Ohio Department of Job and Family ...

Food Insecurity in America Is Cutting Childhoods Short. Here's Where It's Affecting Kids the Most
Save the Children
Among the nation's poorest counties, alarmingly large numbers of children miss meals and go to bed hungry on a regular basis. And while we know this ...

Ohio lawmakers propose resolution declaring racism a public health crisis — here's what it would do
News 5 Cleveland
Income, education, family, housing, food security, housing, community and transportation, Crawley said. The legislation would also encourage state ...

Weekly News Digest
Food Research & Action Center

Parma Hunger Center continues helping Parma residents in need: Sun Postings
PARMA, Ohio – For more than 50 years, Parma Lutheran Church has sponsored a hunger ministry. What began as a small-scale operation at the ...

How Covid-19 Is Impacting Food Insecurity For Older Adults
According to the Feeding America website, "In 2018, 14.3 million American households were food insecure with limited or uncertain access to enough ...

People are going to go hungry: pandemic effects could leave 54m Americans without food
The Guardian
America's food insecurity crisis was dire even before the Covid-19 pandemic, when at least 37 million people lived in households without adequate ...

House signs off on driver's license fee amnesty program
The Center Square
The Ohio Poverty Law Center, the Ohio Bar Association and the ACLU of Ohio were among the organizations that spoke in favor of the bill as lawmakers ...

Food Insecurity Didn't Start With COVID—But It's Time to End It
Ms. Magazine
The U.S. is facing a dangerous reality of food scarcity in America during, and largely due to, the COVID-19 pandemic. Thirty to 40 percent of ...

Free training program goes virtual to helps teens, young adults get to work in Cuyahoga County
News 5 Cleveland
We needed to figure out a way to serve the young people because poverty doesn't stop, said Marcus Harris, credential training manager at Y.O.U..

The Current State of Food Insecurity in America
National Institute for Health Care Management
This infographic explores the current state of food insecurity in America. Prior to COVID-19, it was estimated that 1 in 9 people in the US were food insecure and lacked consistent access to enough food and nutritious options.

Traveling Food Pantry Provides 500 Meals in Warren
WARREN, Ohio – As stay-at-home restrictions life and Ohio takes steps ... He called child hunger "the epicenter of hunger" in the area and credited the ...

CARES Act Money for K-12 Could Be Diverted Away From Those Needing It Most
Spectrum News 1
OHIO — Money intended for some of the poorest students in grades K-12 may not ... That formula determines aid for Ohio children living in poverty.

Congress Created Emergency Program To Combat Child Hunger, But Only 15% Have Been Helped
Kaiser Health News
But as of mid-May only 12 states sent eligible families money and only two had completed the process. Meanwhile, experts warn about a global hunger ...

City of South Euclid giving away gift cards to help residents struggling with food insecurity
News 5 Cleveland
It's all part of the South Euclid United Together Food Insecurity Response Fund. It's aimed to help anyone having trouble paying their bills during the ...

A tale of two states: Ohio and New York take different paths to budget cuts for schools
Chalkbeat Colorado
Ohio offers a stark contrast to New York, where a recently passed state budget disproportionately cut from high-poverty school districts. Together, the ...

Weekly News Digest
Food Research & Action Center

Central State Athletics Partners with Cleveland Food Bank
HBCU Gameday (press release) (blog)
WILBERFORCE, Ohio – Central State has joined the Greater Cleveland Food Bank in the fight against hunger by starting a Virtual Food Drive. Led by ...

Cleveland coach Stefanski, Browns legend Kosar offering 'All In Challenge'
... offering a major peak behind the curtain in Cleveland, and it's all in an effort to help those battling food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Number Of Food Insecure Households More Than Doubles As Food Banks Struggle
Food insecurity is also emotional, and the source of a significant amount of familial stress. For both adults and children, the fear associated with not ...

Will Coronavirus Spike The Rate Of Poverty In Retirement?
According to the report, an estimated three million more people will fall into poverty during retirement after the coronavirus recession than would have ...

More American children could go hungry during pandemic
News 5 Cleveland
This pandemic continues to impact the lives and livelihoods of our neighbors nationwide, putting millions of additional people at risk of hunger while ...

With schools closed, we must make sure kids have enough to eat: Will Petrik
Child hunger has increased five-fold compared to before COVID-19. ... That's why local schools and food banks in Cleveland and across the state are ...

Record levels of food insecurity in the US because of COVID-19
We have not seen food insecurity reach these levels for the length of time that food insecurity has been measured. Some of the biggest increases are ...

Feeding America Study Finds Senior Food Insecurity Has Yet To Reach Pre-Recession Levels
PRNewswire (press release)
Food-insecure seniors live in communities across the country, including all 50 states and Washington, D.C. In 2018, senior food insecurity rates at the ...

The COVID-19 crisis has already left too many children hungry in America
The Brookings Institution
17.4 percent of mothers with children ages 12 and under reported that since the pandemic started, the children in their households were not eating enough because they just couldn’t afford enough food.

Report: COVID-19 Spells Poverty for 3.1 Million Retirees
Poverty rates for middle-income workers will increase from 38% to 42%, representing an additional 1.1 million people experiencing "downward mobility" ...

Addressing hunger disparities saves lives and money
The Hill
These essential programs — including SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) — prevent families from going hungry when over 36 ...

Ohio becomes one of 13 states to allow shoppers to use SNAP benefits to purchase groceries online
News 5 Cleveland
Marcia Fudge (OH-11). "SNAP is our nation's first line of defense against hunger. Yet for many who rely on the program, it may be difficult or ...

What It Tastes Like to Eat What You Want for the First Time
Talk Poverty
All my childhood grocery shopping memories center on being poor: Walking 10 minutes from our two-bedroom home in the Malden Housing Authority’s projects to the local Stop & Shop and filling the cart with juice, eggs, and bologna.

Nonprofit Not Letting Pandemic Stop Growth of Food and Futures
Spectrum News 1
Nonprofit Not Letting Pandemic Stop Growth of Food and Futures ... CLEVELAND, Ohio — With school out of session, it makes it a lot harder for many ... our economy even further, is that food insecurity is at an all time high," she said.

Cuyahoga Community College to offer Workforce Success Seminar this summer
On Monday, Cuyahoga Community College announced that this upcoming summer it plans to expand community ... Tri-C Access Centers debuted in 2019 to bring education and job training to neighborhoods gripped by poverty.

Weekly News Digest
Food Research & Action Center

Grocery shopping alternatives are great, unless you have SNAP
The Center for Community Solutions
Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) began, customers across the country have been utilizing the convenience of online shopping for more than just clothes and shoes

Poll: Virus, econ crisis drive fears of having enough to eat
AP News
Kate Maehr has never seen anything like it: lines stretching for blocks as people, many with children, inch forward to get boxes of food they hope will last until...

Job losses have now hit 40% of low-income homes
One in five American workers lost their jobs in March, including almost 40 percent of those in lower-income households...

It Shouldn’t Take A Pandemic For Us To Care About Working People And The Poor
We’ve become so accustomed to having these people work to make our lives easier that we rarely talk about them.

Time for Victory Gardens Again?
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Springtime 2020, a time that many of us will never forget. Our nation is battling a global pandemic, and most Americans are being directed to shelter at home...

Strengthening SNAP is the most effective way to address the growing hunger crisis
The Hill
Despite the escalating COVID-19-related hunger emergency facing millions of families, Congress has yet to adequately strengthen the nation's first ...

USDA approves Ohio's pandemic EBT program to help families during crisis
News 5 Cleveland
With schools in Ohio closed through the end of the school year, this will provide schools with another tool to fight hunger during this difficult time, ...

It’s not your imagination. Grocery prices are up significantly, statistics show
The Morning Call
The coronavirus pandemic has folks paying more to stock up at the grocery store and eat at home. Grocery prices saw their biggest monthly increase...

Many older adults faced food insecurity even before COVID-19
Futurity: Research News
The percentage of older adults who say they have experienced food insecurity in the past year was even higher among African American or Latino ...

94.5% of Ohio adults qualified for $1200 coronavirus checks
The Center Square
In Ohio, the average per-capita income is $31,293, with the poverty rate in the state estimated at 13.9 percent, according to 24/7 Wall St. The state's ...

Ohio reconsiders policy of kicking workers off unemployment, after hackers release code to ...
Policy Matters Ohio and the Ohio Poverty Law Center sent a letter to Gov. Mike DeWine shortly after, saying that the state's policy was too narrow and ...

An eviction crisis could be coming. Ohio's courts, and localities, need to prepare and work to ...
Most housing courts in Ohio followed state Supreme Court guidance to ... the Ohio Poverty Law Center has found: renters in federally assisted rental ...

USDA approves Ohio's pandemic EBT program to help families during crisis
News 5 Cleveland
With schools in Ohio closed through the end of the school year, this will provide schools with another tool to fight hunger during this difficult time, ...

Our community has rallied to battle the coronavirus storm together - but too many are still on unseaworthy boats
While there is no doubt that we are in a stormy COVID-19 sea, it is clear, as many have pointed out, that we are not in the same boat.

Ohio updates application process for energy assistance programs
The Daily Advocate
COLUMBUS — The Ohio Development Services Agency and Bridges ... of the federal poverty guidelines to qualify for WCP and HEAP assistance.

Business shutdowns hurt those just above the poverty line
Chicago Booth Review (blog)
This income range goes from just above the poverty line to just below the national median income—a group that Census Bureau data indicate ...

Editorial: COVID-19 pandemic worsens the housing crisis
The Columbus Dispatch
And studies have shown a gap of 54,000 affordable housing units needed in central Ohio alone, leaving poor families doubled or tripled up as they try to ...

The Hunger Pains of a Pandemic
The New York Times
Truly hungry? Not the hunger one gets in anticipation of a meal, but the kind that pinches the stomach when you know no food is forthcoming. It is the ...

SNAP Recipients Still Face Dangerous Treks to Get Food
Even as many states ease shelter-in-place regulations, older and immune-compromised food stamp recipients still can’t purchase groceries online...

What Life is Like for Millions Facing Financial Ruin During the Pandemic
A Time photo essay looks at a few of the more than 30 million people who have filed for unemployment — more than three times as many as lost...

Layoffs Start Turning From Temporary to Permanent Across America
Bloomberg Businessweek
Even as they hope for a speedy recovery, companies plan for a slow one.

Weekly News Digest
Food Research & Action Center

Want to Fight Rising Food Insecurity?
Civil Eats
Listen to people who’ve been hungry: As families face sudden, chronic food shortages, three researchers share lessons from hundreds of interviews...

How the Coronavirus Outbreak Punishes Many Older Workers
The unemployment rate for workers age 55+ climbed from 2.6% to 3.3% in March, according to the AARP Public Policy Institute, as job losses began.

With food insecurity on the rise, Greater Cleveland Food Bank continues to provide
News 5 Cleveland
CLEVELAND — A recent survey of mothers with children under the age of 12 found that nearly 41% are facing food insecurity since the pandemic ...

Speaker Pelosi calls for SNAP benefits to be expanded
News 5 Cleveland
An study by Feeding America found that nearly 1 in 4 children could become food insecure in the coming months. "This pandemic has brought the plight ...

The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Straining Families’ Abilities to Afford Basic Needs
Urban Institute
As it confronts the COVID-19 pandemic, the US faces what could be its worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

Ohio Should Expand Unemployment Protections Amid COVID-19: Letter
It's a choice Ohioans shouldn't be forced to make, the Ohio Poverty Law Center (OPLC) said in a letter to Gov. Mike DeWine. The group, along with ...

Rising food insecurity in America highlights the deeply partisan divide of food stamps
Baltimore Sun
New research shows a rise in food insecurity without modern precedent. ... Food Bank of North Central Ohio was distributing food at his high school.

The Number Of Mothers Reporting Food Insecurity Has Jumped More Than 200% Since Start Of ...
More than 40% of mothers with children under the age of 12 in the United States said that they have experienced food insecurity since the COVID-19 ...

As Coronavirus Spreads, People Who Rely on Food Assistance Struggle to Get Groceries Safely
When Teresa Coleman needs groceries, she has to leave her apartment complex in Decatur, Georgia, wait for a bus to arrive...

Weekly News Digest
Food Research & Action Center

Boys and Girls Club of Northeast Ohio launches meal program
The Morning Journal
We (the Children's Hunger Alliance) provide the shelf-stable meals and try to serve as many children as possible, Cordero said. The meals are ...

Ohio Landlords And Tenants Call For Federal Rental Assistance During Pandemic
Attorney Graham Bowman works for the Ohio Poverty Law Center, an organization that works with legal aid chapters around the state. He says without ...

Food Insecurity in the Age of COVID-19
Tufts Now
Food delivery workers and other gig economy workers are being subjected to even more income disruption and food insecurity. "Currently, we have an ...

Cuyahoga County families offered help with food, supplies, housing during coronavirus crisis
... low to moderate incomes may be eligible for help getting food, household supplies, personal-care items and housing through Cuyahoga County Job ...

Medworks' COVID-19 Relief Fund helping feed the hungry and keep restaurants afloat all at once
News 5 Cleveland
CLEVELAND — In one big effort, healthcare nonprofit Medworks is helping feed people who struggle with food insecurity while also helping ...

As Ohio economy reopens, state has no answers for many of the working poor
Ohio Capital Journal
Cases of and deaths from coronavirus continued to rise in Ohio Wednesday as state leaders begin a phased reopening of workplaces.

FRAC Advocate April 2020
Food Research & Action Center

Ohio evictions will 'spike' in coming months, activists and landlord group predict
But Rickerman also said he wasn't as fearful as the Ohio Poverty Law Center about the number of evictions Ohio will see, noting that the federal ...

It's a Bucket Brigade on a Five-Alarm Fire.' Food Banks Struggle to Keep Up With Skyrocketing ...
The Dayton, Ohio food bank where Quarles picked up her rations has also ... In 2008, 15% of U.S. householders were "food insecure," meaning they ...

Food Insecurity Skyrockets in Key Battleground State
LA Progressive (press release) (blog)
Food banks and pantries like With God's Grace are an everyday reality in Ohio, where one in seven Ohioans struggle to provide for themselves and food ...

About Half of Lower-Income Americans Report Household Job or Wage Loss Due to COVID-19
Pew Research Center
As the economic toll from the coronavirus outbreak continues to mount, a new Pew Research Center survey finds the impact is falling more heavily...

Weekly News Digest
Food Research & Action Center

A Gloomy Prediction on How Much Poverty Could Rise
The New York Times
Researchers at Columbia University suggest that the poverty rate may reach the highest levels in half a century, hitting African Americans and children hardest.

Commentary: How to revive Ohio's economy after pandemic
Akron Beacon Journal
Commentary: How to revive Ohio's economy after pandemic ... workers have lost their jobs, imperiling their housing, health care and food security.

Food pantries say they may have to 'ration' goods as millions file for unemployment and food prices ...
Business Insider Nordic
The coronavirus epidemic has exacerbated American hunger. ... Elsewhere, the Ohio-based Greater Cleveland pantry stopped buying peanut butter, ...

Cleveland Indians players help league-wide initiative to feed more than 4 million kids in need
News 5 Cleveland
CLEVELAND — Pitchers Shane Bieber, Brand Hand and Nick Wittgren, ... to children dealing with food insecurity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Food Banks on the Front Lines as Ohioans Await Economic Relief
Capital and Main
One in seven Ohio residents struggle with food insecurity.

Alarms Are Sounding on Food Insecurity in the US Who's Answering the Call?
Inside Philanthropy
Before the coronavirus upended lives and livelihoods, 37 million low-income Americans were already facing food insecurity, populations that were ...

Ohio Governor signs executive order providing emergency funding for food banks
TANF supports Ohio's hunger relief network. "We are extremely grateful to Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted, Ohio Department of Job and Family

Governors plead for food stamp flexibility amid pandemic
Associated Press
Yvonne Knight, who has respiratory problems that make her especially vulnerable in the coronavirus pandemic, can’t buy groceries online...

Former Browns Joe Thomas, Andrew Hawkins partner with Children’s Hunger Alliance
Former Browns left tackle Joe Thomas and former Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins are teaming up to raise money for...

Communities of Color at Higher Risk for Health and Economic Challenges due to COVID-19
Kaiser Family Foundation
The COVID-19 outbreak presents potential health and financial challenges for families, which may disproportionately affect communities of color...

Cleveland Indians, Meijer, Dunkin' donate over 160000 meals to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank
It is the largest hunger relief organization in Northeast Ohio having provided more than 57 million meals in FY2018 to hungry people in Cuyahoga, ...

Coronavirus: What happens to Ohioans without insurance?
The Newark Advocate
In Ohio, 468,414 have filed jobless claims over the past two weeks — 28% more than ... making up to 400% of federal poverty guidelines to buy health insurance. ... The Ohio Department of Insurance issued a directive on March 20 ...

Ohio food assistance adds additional support
Gallipolis Daily Tribune
OHIO VALLEY — Ohioans enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition ... gross monthly income is at or under 130 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.

A perfect storm': US facing hunger crisis as demand for food banks soars
The Guardian
Not even when the steel mills closed down did we see increased demand like this," said Sheila Christopher, director of Hunger-Free Pennsylvania, ...

Oprah Winfrey donates $10 million to support those facing food insecurity due to coronavirus
New York Daily News
Oprah Winfrey has revealed on Instagram that she'll give a million-dollar donation to the charity America's Food Fund (AFF), and $9 million will be ...

UVM Survey Explores the Coronavirus and Food Insecurity
Seven Days
From people stockpiling food to changes in programs "that help alleviate food insecurity," to more people possibly experiencing food insecurity due to ...

Food banks sought relaxed federal rules to minimize contact. The USDA has stalled those requests, officials say.
The Washington Post
As hours-long lines form at food banks across the country, the staff members and volunteers handing over emergency staples have been required...

Covid-19 has forced food banks to upend their operations—almost overnight
The Counter
In normal times, the food bank operates almost like a grocery store, inviting clients inside to select their own food...

Should You Avoid the Grocery Store Today to Help SNAP Recipients? It’s Complicated.
Mother Jones
In less than a single month, the coronavirus pandemic has completely altered the day-to-day lives of millions of Americans.

Coronavirus Proposals Leave the Disability Community Behind
Center for American Progress
There are 61 million people with disabilities in the United States. One-third of U.S. households have people with disabilities...

‘If coronavirus doesn’t get us, starvation will’
The Washington Post
She was running out of food, but Patricia Brown had to wait.

Congress Approves Boost In Food Aid For Seniors But Funding Falls Short Of Growing Need
Kaiser Health News
Advocates for senior citizens hailed the bipartisan passage of a federal bill that calls for boosting money for nutrition programs so that fewer...

Faith organizations call on Congress to prioritize the needs of the poor in responding to coronavirus
American Friends Service Committee
The coronavirus outbreak, or COVID-19, has shaken countries around the world and threatens a recession. Uncertainty grows as communities are struggling...

Column: Leaving seniors to fend for themselves during pandemic ‘has cost lives’
LA Times
At age 90, Paula Stewart has lived a long and colorful life. She appeared on Broadway with Lucille Ball. She was married to composer...

Ohio National Guard helping Freestore Foodbank distribute food
WKRC TV Cincinnati
CINCINNATI (WKRC) – Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley says he's still committed to lifting thousands of Cincinnatians out of poverty – and he believes ...

Poverty is the virus that puts us at COVID-19 risk
But the reality of poverty in this country means half of us do not have the resources to prepare. William J. Barber, II and Mitch Landrieu. Opinion ...

Who is most at risk in the coronavirus crisis: 24 million of the lowest-income workers
This week, unemployment claims soared as state and federal officials restricted public gatherings and shuttered stores to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.

The best shelf-stable foods to keep on hand in the event of a quarantine
Business Insider
In the wake of the spread of the novel coronavirus, people around the world are dealing with the possibility they could face time under quarantine.

Ohio needs emergency health & human services Coronavirus policy changes
The Center for Community Solutions
In light of the first, and hopefully only, global pandemic in our lives, my colleagues and I, with help from others, have pulled together a list...

Preventing social isolation when the senior center closes
The Center for Community Solutions
Governor Mike DeWine announced that all senior centers must close by the end of the day on Monday, March 23, 2020. Even before...

A tough life made harder: Coronavirus shutdowns limit options for Cleveland’s homeless
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The pavement in front of 2100 Lakeside Ave. is still wet from the Friday morning rain. The sun is just starting to brighten as men stream out...

What coronavirus means for food insecurity
The Hill (blog)
Food insecurity is already more widespread in this country than most know. On a daily basis, one in seven households with children are affected by ...

For millions of low-income seniors, coronavirus is a food-security issue
Brookings Institution (blog)
The scale of economic insecurity among older adults in the U.S. often goes unnoticed. Millions have trouble affording food and spend more than 30% of ...

Using Quality Measures in Food Security, SDOH Programming
March 16, 2020 - Food insecurity is a multi-million-dollar problem in the United States, impacting nearly 14.3 million individuals at just over $1,800 per ...

Ohio Schools Mobilize to Fight Hunger During Coronavirus Shutdown
Cleveland Scene
Hunger-relief organizations largely rely on older adult volunteers, who currently are most at risk in the pandemic. Novotny said they are asking younger ...

Fighting Hunger with Community in the Era of Coronavirus
Civil Eats
But that doesn't mean people have to go hungry. Even before this virus hit, food banks and pantries were struggling to meet the needs of an estimated ...

How to Safely Feed Food-Insecure Seniors During a Pandemic
Civil Eats
The challenge is striking a balance between food security and coronavirus prevention, especially among the most vulnerable populations.

Robert Rector and Jamie Hall: Find a better way to measure poverty
Chippewa Herald
The Census Bureau recently solicited advice on ways to develop more accurate measurements of poverty — a much-needed change. Year after year ...

For Urban Poor, the Coronavirus Complicates Existing Health Risks
The New York Times
... of families live in poverty, compared with 10.4 percent statewide. The median household income is $53,000, a quarter lower than the state's median.

When Inhumanity 'Trumps' a Fundamental Basic Need to Live and Learn
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
They reside in food deserts and attend schools where breakfast and lunch are ... The income qualification is based on the outdated federal poverty line – a flat ... I am a witness, having resided in Cleveland and East Cleveland, Ohio. ... on the use of the word "hunger" in connection with food insecurity.

Center for Community Solutions Report: Poverty Levels in Cuyahoga County
The Pantry at All Saints
Out thanks to Joseph Ahern at The Center for Community Solutions for presenting this important information from the U.S. Census Bureau. It helps us to understand the challenges we face in Cuyahoga County.

Who Are the Millions Who Receive Nutrition Assistance?
United States Census Bureau
Older families are more likely to receive community-based nutrition assistance while younger families rely more on other government programs, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau brief.

16 US cities where making minimum wage no longer covers the median cost of rent
Since 2011, rent prices in the U.S. have increased by 2% to 4% each year. As a result, city dwellers who earn minimum wage are finding it more difficult than ever to afford their rent.

Right to counsel offers justice for Cleveland's low-income renters
FreshWater Cleveland
Eviction devastates families, tearing them from homes and disrupting entire communities. Cuyahoga County records 20,000 evictions annually...

Tackling Senior Poverty
Irene Morey begins each day with tai chi — arms flowing while gentle acoustic music plays from her television. Morey celebrated her 104th birthday ...

The Poverty Line Matters, But It Isn't Capturing Everyone It Should
Center For American Progress
Despite being one of the most crucial measures of economic well-being and deprivation, the official poverty measure—also known as the federal poverty ...

Poverty can silence people's voices
Beckley Register-Herald
I know what poverty looks like. I have seen section 8 and food stamps and raising kids alone and with only loose change. They were my friends.

Poverty Is All About Personal Stress, Not Laziness
Bloomberg Opinion
The nature of poverty in rich countries has changed. The sort of material deprivation common in developing nations is effectively a thing of the past.

Why more older workers are finding themselves unemployed as retirement approaches
PBS NewsHour
Many Americans plan to save for retirement in their 50s. But what happens if you're laid off at that age instead?

Parma Is Cuyahoga's Second Largest City In Population As Well As In Need
The Pantry at All Saints
Parma, Ohio, Cuyahoga county's second largest city, with a population of 80,088, is also second in the number of people who live at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level...

OPINION: Food insecurity doesn't affect just them, it affects us all
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
Imagine a country where 11% of all households are food insecure and one in seven children don't know where their next meal will come from. Are you ...

United Way fights Cleveland’s poverty crisis head on
FreshWater Cleveland
Cleveland is in crisis, according to the United Way of Greater Cleveland—a poverty crisis—and the organization and a network of area partners will do something about it.

United Way of Greater Cleveland to create partner network to address poverty crisis
Crain’s Cleveland Business
In the final step of its three-year strategic plan, United Way of Greater Cleveland is planning to create a concentrated network of public, private and nonprofit sector partners...

For children, food insecurity means not only hunger but also stress, sadness
University of Michigan News
ANN ARBOR—Parents who experience food insecurity might think they're protecting their children from their family's food situation by eating less or ...

10 Facts Every Candidate Should Know About Hunger
Food Research & Action Center
More than 37 million Americans live in households that struggle against hunger, and nearly 1 in 7 households with children cannot afford to buy ...