Buried in Trump’s new federal budget is an idea that deserves to see the light of day – so people can see it for what it is: extravagant waste and bigotry.
This following posts are commentaries authored by Just Harvest staff and the occasional guest blogger about hunger and poverty in public policy, culture and the media, and politics.
No, House Speaker Paul Ryan – getting a free lunch doesn’t mean no one cares for you. It means that everyone does.
How did we go from almost ending hunger in America to having almost 42 million Americans lacking enough food? Because we were sold a myth.
The people going hungry in America aren’t lazy. They simply do not earn enough to feed their families. That is the reality I have to grapple with and what Just Harvest deals with on a daily basis.
As a Muslim, we have five pillars of faith. One is giving mandatory charity specifically to help the poor with the basic needs of human dignity.
Just Harvest’s tireless efforts give me hope that the vision of social and economic justice we believe in might one day be within reach.
After a long political season, 125 million people voted in yesterday’s presidential election. Like many of them, I awoke this morning worried about the future.
Earlier this month we joined dozens of affordable housing advocates to speak out in support of Pittsburgh City Councilman Dan Lavelle’s proposed Housing Opportunity Fund. Here’s why.
The idea that only some Americans in poverty deserve help stems from assumptions about poverty and work that don’t match up with reality.
The food stamps work requirement is seen as an employment incentive for people in poverty. Here’s why it’s completely misguided.