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Hunger Fighters Interview: Jessica McClard

by Hunger Notes October 14, 2017

Hunger Fighters Interview: Jessica McClard This is part of a series we are doing about real people who are working to fight hunger and poverty around the world. Biographic Snapshot: Jessica McClard is a 42-yr-old native Arkansan and resident of Fayet...

Photo credit Kayla Gahagan, Yes! Magazine

For a Tribe With a Tradition of Sharing, Food Sovereignty Is Complicated Economics

by Kayla Gahagan Yes! Magazine October 9, 2017

South Dakota’s Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate tribal members would rather share their food than sell it. But that gets in the way of building a local cash economy....

Photo: Greg Stegall and Military Share in 2016 [Jim T. Ryan, Perry County Times]

Why so many veterans go hungry — and VA’s new plan to fix it

by Caitlin Dewey Washington Post October 9, 2017

A first-of-its-kind program of the Department of Veterans Affairs will screen all vets who visit its health-care facilities for hunger, asking them whether they've struggled to afford food in the past three months. Many veterans are reluctant to reach out for help and those with disabilities, mental...

Photo: Big food meets skid row (Thomas Krause/Flickr)

Where People Are Actually Going Hungry in Los Angeles

by Dennis Romero LA Weekly October 2, 2017

Los Angeles County, California looked at data from 2002 to 2015, collected as part of an ongoing regional health survey, and found that food insecurity in the region increased, with nearly 1/3 of lower income households affected....

Residents of Puerto Rico facing long recovery after Hurricane Maria (Photo AP)

Puerto Rico emerges from storm; water and some food scarce

by Ben Fox AP via ABC September 27, 2017

Most food stores and restaurants remain closed, largely because power is out for most of the island and few have generators or enough diesel to power them. The shops that were open Monday had long lines outside and vast empty shelves where they once held milk, meat and other perishables. Drinking wa...

Photo: Stephanie Sakho and her son, Momo, 1, near their Southwest Philadelphia home (Elizabeth Robertson)

Childhood hunger in North Philadelphia more than triples in 10 years

by Alfred Lubrano The Philadelphia Inquirer September 19, 2017

Childhood hunger in North Philadelphia increased from 3.1% in 2006 to 9.7% in 2016, compared to 8.8% for all US children. Working families struggled with rising housing costs and flat wages in a city where 26 percent of all residents live in poverty, making Philadelphia the poorest of the 10 most po...

Photo: Civil Eats Website

5 Ways Schools Can Boost the Local Food Economy

by Maggie Tauranac Ecocentric via Civil Eats September 19, 2017

This post discusses five different ways that schools can increase the amount of locally procured food they serve students, despite the hurdles of cost and logistics....

Graphic: Prevalence of Hunger by State (United States Department of Agriculture)

Report: Hunger in U.S. Drops to Lowest in a Decade

by Alan Bjerga Bloomberg September 6, 2017

Annual USDA report shows the number of people facing hunger in the U.S. declined last year to the lowest since 2007 as unemployment fell and some states strengthened child-nutrition programs....

Photo: Volunteers assemble Bite2Go bags (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Pilot project promotes food security at schools

by Treva Lind The Spokesman-Review September 5, 2017

A 3-year pilot project measured the impact of providing targeted outreach on-site to elementary school students and families using mobile food banks and nutritional programs....

(Graphic: Senior Hunger in 2015, Washington Post)

Hunger receded after the recession but not for older Americans, U.S. figures show

by Peter Whoriskey Washington Post August 17, 2017

Census survey shows proportion of people over 60 deemed to be "facing hunger" has been on a steady climb that began in 2001 and has plateaued but not dropped in recent years....

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