Current Issues

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


Academic / Nonprofit Organizational Research

Food Insecurity and Hunger

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities:  Research on Food Assistance

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

Wisconsin Hope Lab: Still Hungry and Homeless in College

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

Coalition for the Homeless: State of the Homeless Report 2018

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

Center for American Progress: Systematic Inequality-How America’s Structural Racism Helped Create the Black-White Wealth Gap



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: 2018 Report 

At Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, guests are offered an opportunity to meet with a social services counselor at every meal.  Their needs are broad and complex as they face obstacles that can make it difficult to move forward.  Here’s a look at how the soup kitchen helps them to navigate their way to  more manageable lives:   Social Services at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen