Weekend reads: Food Insecurity is growing
"Sesame Street" plans to tackle the subject of food insecurity. A one-hour primetime special titled “Growing Hope Against Hunger” will air Oct. 9. A new muppet, Lilly, will be introduced, and she comes from family facing food insecurity. Check your local listings for channels and times.
The Guardian is reporting that girls are the key to food security in poor countries. A study shows that they are the key to transforming agricultural economies.
People over 60 are the fastest-growing demographic needing help from food pantries. SFGate reports that prices keep rising, but the income of older Americans usually doesn’t change, so this group is particularly at risk for food insecurity.
Food Insecurity costs the country $167 billion each year, according to Huffington Post. There are now an estimated 48 million Americans who are considered food insecure.
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