Some 55 percent of families with kids on SNAP have jobs — they just don't earn enough to live on.
Pantries in southwest Virginia will take whatever they can get to stock bare shelves. Some also offer help with health care and job training.
Food banks are increasingly saying no junk food donations. Some schools are sending healthier donations by salvaging uneaten foods in cafeterias.
Simply shuffling the shelves may be a powerful way to help those living in poverty choose healthier options, a nationwide study of food banks suggests.
New research has brought to light significant concerns about the way food pantries handle food and keep up to date with recalls.
The number of food banks serving students on college campuses has climbed in recent years as more students seek a road out of poverty.
Last November, food assistance recipients saw across-the-board cuts, causing more to turn to food banks to fill the gap.
Food pantries are serving more recipients across the nation this season after SNAP cuts took affect November 1.
Recent studies published by the USDA and Feeding America find that food insecurity has increased in the United States.