October 1, 2013 The report found gains in fighting hunger and improving diets in several areas, including parts of East Asia, Southeastern Asia and Latin America.
August 29, 2013 People are much worse at solving puzzles when they're first reminded of money problems, scientists say. Fretting about about finances can slow down your thinking as much as losing a night's sleep, researchers say.
July 26, 2013 An Indian village is mourning the loss of 23 children who ate a tainted school lunch. Its residents, like hundreds of millions who inhabit rural India, live in the shadows of the country's economic rise.
March 5, 2013 In states that don't go along with an expansion of Medicaid under the health overhaul law, many low-income adults will be caught in the gap between federal and state standards for eligibility.
September 6, 2012 As climate change brings more drought and flooding, food prices are expected to keep spiking. Such spikes affect the poor the most, but especially the poor in Africa and the Middle East, says a new Oxfam report.
September 5, 2012 A USDA report shows that 18 million households are struggling with the lingering effects of the recession. Particularly hard hit are households with children headed by single mothers who may be working but aren't earning enough to get by without assistance.
August 28, 2012 Circles Wyoming volunteers are matched with people who want to escape poverty. They then coach, role model and have fun with their "intentional" friends.
August 27, 2012 Giving The Basics provides people with toothbrushes, feminine hygiene products and other human-dignity necessities.
August 7, 2012 Volunteers collect tossed-out food — produce and packaged goods — from grocery stores, strap it to bikes and ride it to shelters, housing projects and at-risk community outlets.
August 5, 2012 Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday vulnerable D.C. residents can visit Bread for the City and get some clothing for themselves and their families.
August 3, 2012 Project Homeless Connect pulls together agencies and services to host an annual one-stop shop for people living on the street.
April 22, 2012 Around the globe, waste can tell both an environmental and social story. Here are some reports of communities living in, among and off of others' trash.
April 17, 2012 Food stamps helped buffer effects of the economic downturn for millions of families, a new report says. The benefit was particularly strong for children.
February 1, 2012 Unfortunately for Mitt Romney, his comment fits a growing narrative that he's wealthy and out of touch. If he wins the GOP nomination, it's a safe $10,000 bet that it will figure in Democratic ads this fall.