Stephanie South recently reported on problems underlying the hunger problem in rural Colorado. Most notably, Stephanie found through talking to organizations dealing with the issue, that the cost of car insurance and gas can prevent a large number of people from getting to work on time, if at all, reducing the amount of money they have to spend on food.
Today, we came across a New York Times article about a nonprofit in New Hampshire that is working to address this problem. More Than Wheels works with low-income households to improve their credit rating and car loans, helping them better afford reliable rides that get them to and from work on time and with less gas.
What other contributing factors to the hunger issue are not being addressed? On the flip side, do you know of organizations that are creatively serving their populations to get at the root of the hunger problem?