Current Issues

Research and the Latest News About the Issues We Tackle Every Day


Academic / Nonprofit Organizational Research


Food Insecurity and Hunger


NYC Food Policy, Hunter /The City University of New York: Understanding Local Food Environments, Food Polices, and Food Terminology-A Study of Two NYC Neighborhoods

More resources from the NYC Food Policy at Hunter College

NYC Food by the Numbers: Zoning for Health

The Food System: Innovation and Technology: How Can Technology Help The Food System?


Food Sustainability/Food Waste

Rochester Institute of Technology: NYS Food System Sustainability Clearinghouse

RIT: Information about the status and regulations of food donations, including the Good Samaritan Food Donation Act, and general information about food insecurity and food waste

University of Minnesota: Food Loss and Waste in the U.S.-The Science Behind the Supply Chain




Poverty, Homelessness & Housing

McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research: Mental Health and Poverty

Community Affiliated Plans: Bridging the Health and Housing Gap Transitioning Medicaid Recipients from Institutions to the Community in the Context of Housing Shortages and Affordability

University of Maryland, School of Public Health: Dr. Moser Jones Explores Race, Discrimination, and Homelessness Connections

Urban Wire: Race and Ethnicity, The Voices of Urban Institute’s Research and Staff

National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty:  Housing Not Handcuffs Ending the Criminalization of Homelessness in U.S. Cities



Government Resources


Food Insecurity and Hunger

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA): Overview of Food Security in the US 



Food Sustainability/Food Waste

New York City Department of Sanitation: Zero Waste



Poverty, Homelessness and Housing

Housing and Urban Development (HUD): The 2016 Annual Report Homeless Assessment Report to Congress (AHAR) November 2016


Issues in the News


Food Insecurity and Hunger

Cision PR Newswire: Free Online Course to Help Healthcare Providers Address Senior Hunger

New York Times: It’s Hard to Study if You’re Hungry

The How NY Public Colleges are Using Campus Food Pantries to Fight Student Hunger



Food Sustainability/Food Waste

National Geographic: How ‘Ugly’ Fruits and Vegetables Can Help Solve World Hunger

National Public Radio: Archive of NPR shows about food waste and food rescue 



Poverty, Homelessness and Housing

New York Times: Old and on the Street: The Graying of America’s Homeless

New York Times: Homelessness, Step by Step


Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen In-House Research


Every year, we survey our guests to find out more about them: 2017 Survey Results


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