Stockton Basic Income Experiment Shows How Needy People Spend Free MoneyThe first data from an experiment in the city of Stockton where needy people get $500 a month from the government show they spend most of it on things such as food, clothing and utility bills.
San Francisco-Marin Food Bank Expands To Serve Thousands More In NeedThe San Francisco-Marin Food Bank is embarking on a major expansion of its facilities to serve tens of thousands of additional people in need of a meal.
Report: SF Has High Rate Of 'Food Insecurity' Despite Increased SpendingIn 2013, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors pledged to end hunger by 2020, but a new report by the SF Department of Public Health shows that the issue has only gotten worse, despite an increase in funding.
U.N. Expert Calls U.S. Income Inequality ‘A Political Choice’A U.N.-supported human rights expert has blasted the yawning gap between rich and poor in the United States, insisting in a new report that the world’s richest country “is now moving full steam ahead to make itself even more unequal.”
Study: California's Poor Attract Payday LendersCalifornia's payday lenders are largely located in poor areas with greater black and Latino populations and single mothers.
$111 Turkey? Grocer Jacks Prices 5 Times Higher So Shoppers Feel Sting Of PovertyA non-profit set out to show some Nob Hill shoppers what life feels like on the poverty line, making $24,300 or less.
U.S. Household Incomes Rise For First Time In 8 YearsAmericans finally got a raise last year after eight years of stagnating incomes.
More Homeless Tents In San Francisco Despite Mayor's Call For RemovalTent encampments are now very much a part of San Francisco but how those tents keep popping up around the city comes to many as a surprise.
Second Harvest Food Bank Sees Fewer Donations As Demand RisesIt's a double whammy for the Second Harvest Food Bank. One of the Bay Area's largest food providers is seeing a slump in donations while the demand is higher than ever.
Measuring Global Poverty With Artificial IntelligenceWhat if you could use artificial intelligence to measure global poverty?
Food Bank Of Contra Costa And Solano Counties Celebrates 40 Years Of NourishmentTo honor 40 years of nourishing our community, the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano County held a black-tie Gala this past Saturday.
Homeless Student Who Lived In A San Jose Barbershop Graduates Law School, Now Helps The PoorPatrick Armstrong was often homeless and sometimes hungry, as he grew up in San Jose, living in the barbershop where his parents worked. Now, he's graduated law school and working to help the poor, thanks to Students Rising Above.
What To Do If You're Concerned About A Homeless Person Sleeping In Your DoorwayWhile the city attempts to create long-term homelessness solutions with job, housing and mental health resources, residents concerned about a homeless person or quality of life in their community can take several immediate and compassionate steps.
20% Of Nation's Homeless Public School Students Live In CaliforniaMore than a million homeless students attend public schools in the U.S., but the highest percentage is right here in California.
Alumni At Oakland's Fremont High Help Fill In The GapsThe books and papers sit in stacks on the floor in the library at Fremont High in East Oakland, while many of the shelves are empty. It’s been shut down for more than six years.