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United States

Michigan farm communities raise $7.3 million for world hunger

May 22, 2018 by Sentinel Staff The Holland Sentinel

Foods Resource Bank is celebrating the key role Michigan farmers and their communities play in growing lasting solutions to hunger. To date, Michigan “Growing Projects” have raised $7.3 million to help farmers and families in developing countries...

United States

Why hunger is still a problem in America (video)

May 22, 2018 by Aimee Picchi CBS News

CBS News provides an update to a 1968 video showing hunger and malnutrition in the United States....

May 21, 2018
Photo: Sister Margaret McKenna, left with Sister Sylvia Strahler, and Gary Robbins discuss the garden at New Jerusalem Now recovery center in North Philadelphia. [Steven M. Falk/Philly.com]

United States

Hunger in Philly: ‘It’s a pain in my belly’

by Alfred Lubrano philly.com

In North Philadelphia and nearby communities, hunger is too easy to find. Hunger fighters are trying, in ways old and new, to beat back an untiring scourge....

May 20, 2018
(Photp: Y. Shunpi)

Agriculture & Nutrition

With bees on the brink, World Bee Day seeks to raise awareness

Deutsche Welle

Organizations across the globe on Sunday marked the first-ever World Bee Day launched by the UN to raise awareness about the fate of pollinators. Over the past decade, bees and other pollinators have witnessed a steady decline, with experts blaming ...

May 20, 2018
(Photo: Paul J. Richards, AFP/Getty Images)

Agriculture & Nutrition

Save the bees! Lawmakers join the battle to save pollinators

by Kathleen Gray Detroit Free Press

A pair of Michigan lawmakers introduced bills last week that aim to protect bees and other pollinators that are crucial to Michigan's agriculture industry.  (May 20 is #WorldBeeDay.)...

May 20, 2018
A Hungry Harvest produce delivery (Photo: Darrow Montgomery)

United States

What Does Ugly Produce’s Newfound Popularity Mean for Food Banks?

by Avery J.C. Kleinman Washington City Paper

Food banks rely on imperfect fruits and vegetables to feed those in need, but what happens when more for-profit companies want to cash in on ugly produce?...

Asia

Video: Tajikistan Faces Epidemic Of Childhood Malnutrition

May 19, 2018 by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

A recent UN report finds that Tajikistan has the highest rate of malnutrition in the former Soviet states. One in four Tajik children suffers from stunted growth resulting from an inadequate diet....

May 17, 2018
Photo: St. Mark United Methodist Church member Bill Cole discusses the Snack Pack program whereby area churches and organizations team with Cleburne ISD to address student hunger issues. [Matt Smith/Cleburne Times-Review]

United States

Snack Sacks stave hunger for Texas students

by Matt Smith Cleburne Times-Review

Business groups, churches and community members have joined together in Cleburne, Texas to provide weekly "snack sacks" to children who might otherwise go hungry on weekends and outside of school hours....

May 14, 2018
Volunteers with Food for Neighbors, an organization that seeks to help end student hunger in the Herndon community, unpack donated food at Herndon Middle School. (Photo: Debbie Truong/The Washington Post)

United States

‘It’s tragic’: Students go hungry in Northern Virginia

by Debbie Truong Washington Post

Public school students in Northern Virginia's Fairfax and Loudon counties rely on in-school food pantries....

United States

State survey shows hunger, homelessness a common problem at public colleges

May 13, 2018 by Scott O’Connell Telegram.com

Massachusetts’s commissioner of higher education on Friday introduced the “sobering” results of a first-of-its-kind survey that found widespread hunger and homelessness across the state’s public college campuses. According to the Wisconsin HO...

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