Starbucks has announced it will donate all its leftover food to charity in an effort to provide meals for those who struggle with hunger and food insecurity. The announcement was made on the coffee chain’s website last Tuesday and we’d like to praise Starbucks for this positive decision.
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Buzzfeed writer Matthew Guiver recently took on a hunger challenge, in which he lived off food stamps for five days and wrote about his experiences. He is just the latest in a long line of journalists, politicians and celebrities who have done the same to raise awareness about poverty and hunger in the United States.
‘Tis the season to be jolly unless you’re a homeless person living in Los Angeles, as two City Council members have proposed a ban on feeding homeless people in public spaces.
The United States received some pretty sobering news Monday: There are more hungry people in this country now then at any other time since the government has tracked the statistic.