The Toll It Takes To Work Weddings

I volunteered weekly in a church’s soup kitchen, serving meals to adults who slept in their cars or in the woods. That night, I scraped plate after plate of expensive seafood into black garbage bags.

One Out of Six Seniors Experiences Food Insecurity

According to CNN, one out of every six senior citizens in America is food insecure, which means they either cannot afford food or have difficulty accessing food (or both).

How To Feed Your Family In 8 or 9 Complicated Steps

My dissertation—defended in April and deposited just the other week—is about food access and farmers’ markets.

When Colleges Open Food Banks On Campus

Soup kitchens: they’re not just for churches anymore.

Stories Of Being On The Dole

“Being on public assistance for the first time in my life only taught me that i really never want to be on public assistance again.”

Gwyneth Paltrow GOOPs Up Food Stamps

What is Gwyneth Paltrow planning to make with this assortment of food, and how is she going to make it last for a whole week?

Link Round-up: Financial Therapy; Food Stamps; Getting Fired Over Likeability

Now you can get checked out and helped out by a mental health professional who has a focus on your finances and your feelings.

Link Roundup! Double Bucks for Food Stamps, Our “Mommy” Problem & More

What is this impulse to slap a smiley-face at the end of a story when a period will suffice?

“Poverty is a circumstance, not a value judgment.”

If Walmart Paid Workers a Living Wage

Marketplace and Slate have been working on a joint project about food stamps. They previously reported that big box stores like Walmart pay many of their workers so little that they qualify for foodstamps—which they then use at the stores they work in. Andrew Bouvé produced this video looking at how paying workers at Walmart a living wage could potentially affect prices at Walmart.