October 8, 2020 -
Deprived of access to kitchens, North Carolina farmworkers must purchase meal plans from the growers they work for. But far too often, these meals are nowhere near adequate for people performing backbreaking labor, and the COVID-19 pandemic has raised new concerns about sanitation.
September 15, 2015 -
"I came here today because I believe from the bottom of my heart that it is vitally important for those of us who hold different views to be able to engage in a civil discourse," the U.S. senator and presidential hopeful told the crowd at Liberty University, an Evangelical Christian school in Lynchburg, Virginia.
September 26, 2013 -
A record number of Americans receive food stamps, with residents of Southern states especially dependent on the anti-hunger program. So why are Southern politicians who in turn depend on the political support of hungry constituents so eager to cut the program's funding?
January 24, 2012 -
With Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich erroneously claiming that "more people have been put on food stamps by Barack Obama than any president in American history," we take a by-the-numbers look at the food assistance program.
September 23, 2011 -
As the number of Americans suffering from hunger reaches record levels, federal lawmakers take aim at funding for the WIC program, which feeds some of the most vulnerable among us.
November 1, 1983 -
This article originally appeared in Southern Exposure Vol. 11 No. 6, "Our Food." Find more from that issue here.