A seat for everyone: Street Sense Media chats with Silver Spring-based homeless services provider Shepherd’s Table
Street Sense Media spoke with the executive director at the Silver Spring organization Shepherd’s Table about it’s services, the people it serves and how it was affected by the pandemic.
Emergency SNAP benefits may expire this year — but DC’s food insecurity crisis won’t
Emergency SNAP benefits are set to expire this summer amidst a growing food insecurity crisis in the District. Here’s how food banks, markets and distribution centers are adapting to accommodate low-income residents who rely on these benefits.
Federal food assistance users struggle with recertification, go days without benefits
Some recipients of SNAP food assistance are reporting difficulty recertifying their benefit this fall, and may way longer than a month before clerical errors are resolved. Those low-income residents are struggling to keep their families nourished. 30 percent of D.C. households use SNAP.
College students overlooked in measurements of hunger, housing insecurity, and poverty
Three in five college students in the United States faced problems like housing insecurity or hunger in 2020. Despite their effort to receive a higher education, many students are neglected by their institutions and the government in terms of basic needs. Strides are being made across the US by students and nonprofits to combat these issues.
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