“Social Media Round-Up” is an ‘ICYMI’ compilation of the top hunger-related news articles and other interesting tidbits posted on our social media profiles.

America’s Priciest Housing Market Shows No Signs of Cooling, SFGATE.COM
“The San Jose region — which includes Silicon Valley towns such as Palo Alto and Cupertino — saw the median home value soar 21 percent last year to $1.17 million, while inventory dropped 41 percent to ‘crisis levels,’ according to Zillow.”

This Pawn Shop App Connects Users to Food Banks, In Case They Need More than Quick Cash, FASTCOMPANY.COM

Silicon Valley’s Spectacular Job Growth Creates ‘Harsh Environment’ for Many Residents, Report Says, MERCURYNEWS.COM
“Combined, Silicon Valley added about 47,000 jobs in 2017. But that employment boom occurred as those two regions together launched 12,000 residential units, the report stated.”

Why Do Poor Americans Eat So Unhealthfully? Because Junk Food is the Only Indulgence They Can Afford, LATIMES.COM
“Poor parents honored their kids’ junk food requests to nourish them emotionally, not to harm their health.”

Budget Plan Hits Poor Americans the Hardest, MERCURYNEWS.COM
What do you think about proposed cuts of $17.2 billion to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (also known as food stamps), equivalent to 22% of the program’s total cost last year?

Food Pantries, Loaned Textbooks and Child Care: California’s Community Colleges Help Needy Students, EDSOURCE.ORG
This is so important. We are proud to share that, in partnership with the school, we recently launched a pantry at Mission College in Santa Clara.

Income Inequality in the Bay Area is Among Nation’s Highest, MERCURYNEWS.COM
“The San Francisco and San Jose metro areas have two of the highest levels of income inequality in the country, according to a recent study — a dubious distinction that helps explain why it’s so hard for many to afford housing here.”

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7 Things You Might Not Know About Food Stamps, MSN.COM
“Two-thirds of food stamp recipients are elderly, disabled, or children.”

Backyard Harvest: Volunteers Fill Food Banks with Fresh, Local Fruit, MERCURYNEWS.COM
So thankful for our food donors! #gratitude

The Issues with Trump’s Plan to Ship Food to Low-Income Households, HEALTHLINE.COM
“SNAP serves about 42 million Americans, including low-income families, seniors, and people with disabilities. The average monthly benefit is $126 per person. Under the administration’s proposal, about 81 percent of SNAP households would receive half their monthly benefit as a food box, with the rest on the EBT card.”

French Food Waste Law Changing How Grocery Stores Approach Excess Food, NPR.ORG
In France, grocery stores are required by law to give leftover food to charity. What do you think of this idea?

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