Stories tagged: "food insecurity"


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Meat Companies Profits Surged by 300% As They Jacked up Prices on Americans

In December, President Biden ordered his administration to investigate the price increases and corporate consolidation in the meat industry.

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Phoenix Residents Got Hammered by Higher Prices While Companies Made Record Profits

A number of companies recorded enormous profits and enriched their shareholders and CEOs to the tune of tens of millions of dollars.

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Hungry Holidays: Break From School Means Break From Meals for Some Kids

Advocates for child nutrition programs have found potential solutions in an unlikely place—the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Arizona Food Banks Have Seen Demand Skyrocket During the Pandemic. Here’s Where to Go If You Need One.

The Thanksgiving meals distributed by one Valley food bank increased by nearly 400% from last year. Gerri Powers sat in her car in the parking lot outside the Mesa Convention Center on Friday morning, waiting as United Food Bank volunteers handed out food at its weekly drive-thru distribution. It’s the sixth or seventh time Powers...

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Food Banks Receive Government Assistance to Fill Bellies During the Holidays

Arizona has given food banks $1.6 million, with $600,000 of that going to St. Mary’s, which also has served the Navajo Nation. At one point Tuesday, cars came through at a rate of one every minute, six lanes across, to get boxes and bags of turkeys, potatoes, and canned food from St. Mary’s Food Bank....

Volunteer Monroy Martinez, left, hands out a free to-go lunch to a boy at the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance due to the Arizona teachers strike and closure of schools Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Food Insecurity Among Arizona Children Skyrockets Amidst Pandemic

Nearly 30 million households nationwide say they don’t have enough food to feed their family.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at the William "Hicks" Anderson Community Center in Wilmington, Del.
Biden Demands Trump Deliver Federal COVID Response as Nearly 1,400 Die in a Single Day

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden demands a united national response to the coronavirus crisis, while Trump writes off mounting deaths.