United States

Mexican farmworkers harvest lettuce in a field outside of Brawley, Calif (Photo: Sandy Huffaker/AFP/Getty Images)

Op Ed: Farm-To-Table May Feel Virtuous, But It’s Food Labor That’s Ripe For Change

by NPR Andrea Reusing August 2, 2017

Farm-to-table's sincere glow distracts from how the production and processing of even the most pristine ingredients — from field or dock or slaughterhouse to restaurant or school cafeteria — is nearly always configured to rely on cheap labor. Work very often performed by people who are themselve...

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How an urban school’s gardening project healed a community

by Stephen Ritz Green Biz July 31, 2017

"The Power of a Plant" is the inspiring story about how teacher Stephen Ritz incorporated gardening and plants into the curriculum in his South Bronx school, moving the graduation rate of students from 17 percent to 100 percent and improved attendance to 93 percent. ...

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Meals on Wheels Client Asks Congress to #SaveLunch For Millions of At-Risk Seniors

by PR Newswire Yahoo News July 25, 2017

With Congress in the midst of its annual appropriations debate, Meals on Wheels America launched a video vignette featuring Carol – a real Meals on Wheels client living in Whitehall Township, PA – in an effort to influence the important funding decisions that put millions of seniors at risk. Car...

Why does America have so many hungry kids?

by Thom Patterson CNN June 26, 2017

The United States exports more food than any other country in the world. So why do families with children have trouble getting enough food in such a prosperous nation?...

VIDEO: Learn about the forces changing our food system

by Washington Post Live June 17, 2017

In "Transformers: Food", the Washington Post brings together entrepreneurs, food industry executives, scientists and farmers to discuss how technology and science are changing our modern food systems. This video features Kathleen Merrigan, the Executive Director of Sustainability at GWU/former Depu...

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Both sides back former GOP U.S. Rep. Mark Green at confirmation hearing for U.S. foreign aid post

by Craig Gilbert Milwaukee Journal Sentinel June 17, 2017

Senators from both parties signaled their support Thursday for former Wisconsin congressman Mark Green, President Trump’s choice as administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development....

Safeway in Washington, DC’s Ward 6 (Photo by Mr. TinDC via DCIST)

Report: Wards 7 And 8 Have Three Grocery Stores For 149,750 People

by Christina Sturdivant DCIST June 7, 2017

This article discusses a food desert in Washington, DC.  "Unsurprisingly, Wards 7 and 8 account for the vast majority of D.C.’s residents (one out of seven) who are what the USDA considers food insecure."...

A Walmart Supercenter in Albany. (Photo: Wikipedia via Forbes)

Report: Walmart Workers Cost Taxpayers $6.2 Billion In Public Assistance

by Clare O'Connor Forbes June 3, 2017

Walmart's low-wage workers cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $6.2 billion in public assistance including food stamps, Medicaid and subsidized housing, according to a report published by Americans for Tax Fairness, a coalition of 400 national and state-level progressive groups....

South Sudan has declared famine in parts of the country, saying a million people are on the brink of starvation (Photo: AFP)

Trump commits $300 million to fight Africa famine

by AFP via Daily Mail May 24, 2017

US President Donald Trump told Pope Francis on Wednesday he was committing more than $300 million (270 million euros) to help prevent or tackle famine in Yemen and several countries in Africa....

Mark Green, president of the IRI (Photo: Mark Green/Twitter)

Trump to nominate Mark Green as USAID administrator

by Michael Igoe Devex May 10, 2017

Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Mark Green, a former U.S. ambassador to Tanzania and president of the International Republican Institute, to be the next administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development Wednesday....

  • World Hunger Education
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  • For the past 40 years, since its founding in 1976, the mission of World Hunger Education Service is to undertake programs, including Hunger Notes, that
    • Educate the general public and target groups about the extent and causes of hunger and malnutrition in the United States and the world
    • Advance comprehension which integrates ethical, religious, social, economic, political, and scientific perspectives on the world food problem
    • Facilitate communication and networking among those who are working for solutions
    • Promote individual and collective commitments to sustainable hunger solutions.