What Does It Take to Serve Up Food Justice?

By URBAN LEADERS ACADEMY GIRLS FOR GENDER EQUITY Food justice is at work as this farmers’ market brings fresh fruits and vegetables to New York City. PHOTO: blese/Flickr Food security means that a family can find and afford nutritious food in their neighborhood....

How Will Food Stamp Cuts Affect People?

By OLIVIA FRANCO, age 9 Mentored by SARAH TODD The U.S. Department of Agriculture states that 45 percent of food stamp benefits go to children under the age of 18. PHOTO: Jaro Larnos There is a conflict between politicians who want to cut funding for food stamp...

America's Fourth Graders Can't Read

An elementary school kid reads “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” to his mother. PHOTO: Woodley Wonderworks Students who continue to learn throughout the summer months will have higher literacy rates than students who do not have after school or summer camp...

Growing Poverty: Hard to Ignore at Home

By Kid Reporter JANAYA WILDER, age 12 and IndyKids Staff A child walking on the streets of Waterbury, Connecticut. Many children there were affected by the construction jobs that their parents lost. PHOTO: Spencer Platt/iStockPhoto What Does it Mean to Live in Poverty...

Famine in Somalia

By JEAN JACQUES CHARLES Thousands of families like this one have been forced to flee their homes, even moving to a neighboring country, in search of food. PHOTO: Mohamed Amin Jibril/IRIN The United Nations (UN) reports that more than 11 million people in the Horn of...