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Hunger in the News: Cory Booker, Jim McGovern, Teen Poverty

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Looking for the latest news on hunger and poverty? Here's a roundup of links from around the Web.

"#SNAPChallenge Day 7 Reflections": Cory Booker wraps up his weeklong SNAP challenge, offers some thoughts on the experience. "I will end the SNAP Challenge today but my attention and commitment to addressing food access does not stop here. I ask you to join me and those in your community who are working towards a just and sustainable food system that nourishes everyone," the Newark, N.J., mayor writes. 

"Congressman Jim McGovern Calls on President to End Hunger": Rep. McGovern (D-Mass.), in an op-ed piece, writes that "[i]t's time to act boldly."

"What $5 more an hour could buy a low-wage worker": Marketplace Radio looks at what a few more bucks an hour can mean to those who earn just above the minimum wage. His diet went from fast food dollar menus, to fresh food, now and then. “I thought I hit the jack pot,” he says. Johnny Smith, who received a $5/hr. pay increase after finding a job at Trader Joe's says his diet went from fast food dollar menus, to fresh food, now and then. “I thought I hit the jack pot,” he says. 

"In Rust Belt, A Teenager's Climb from Poverty": The Washington Post profiles New Castle, Pa., teenager Tabitha Rouzzo, who is working to escape the poverty of her hometown.

"When Even Santa Can't Get A Job:" The latest installment in the Nation's "This Week in Poverty" series follows eastern Ohio resident Richard Crowe as he looks for work. “It’s funny, but it’s pathetic—a lot of people think you’re out here for a handout,” Crowe says.

 

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