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United States

Denton Food Pantry Helps Stave Off Hunger for College Students

June 17, 2018 by Seth Voorhees NBCDFW.com

Even though school is out for the summer, a Denton food pantry, which helps hungry college students, is busy. Those who run the Shiloh Food Pantry on the University of North Texas campus say they’re filling what they see is a growing need....

United States

Seniors’ food security feeds on mobility

June 17, 2018 by Jim T. Ryan Perry County Times

In the United States, lack of access to transportation contributes to hunger. In Pennsylvania, the Perry County Food Bank offers food boxes and other programs for older residents....

June 17, 2018
Photo: Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc [Reuters]

Asia

Vietnam strives to eradicate hunger, lower child malnutrition rate

by Xinhua News Agency Khmer Times

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued a National Action Program on Zero Hunger, aimed at ensuring there is enough food and nutrition for all Vietnamese. The program is part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal, which ...

June 12, 2018
Photo of a Hungry Harvest [courtesy Hungry Harvest]

United States

Hungry Harvest Continues to Fight Food Waste, Hunger by Expanding into New Markets

by Mallory Szczepanski Waste 360

Evan Lutz, founder and CEO of Baltimore-based Hungry Harvest, believes socially conscious business has the power to end food waste and have a real impact on the environment, community and economy. Through Hungry Harvest, a farm to doorstep produce ...

June 10, 2018
Photo: UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien, Germany’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel, Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Borge Brende, and Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama attend a press conference at the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region in Oslo, Norway, Feb. 24, 2017. [courtesy Voice of America]

Africa

Hunger, Death Stalk Millions in Forgotten Lake Chad Basin

by Lisa Schlein Voice of America

The Lake Chad Basin is into the ninth year of a humanitarian crisis that does not appear to be easing. The United Nations is asking the international community to help millions of refugees and displaced people in Africa's Lake Chad Basin. The Boko Ha...

Africa

Ghana launches nationwide census on agriculture

June 10, 2018 by Xinhua Xinhua News

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo recently launched the census of agriculture to gather reliable data to inform national policy interventions in the development of agriculture in the country. Ghana last held a census of agriculture some ...

June 10, 2018
Photo: Food Hero volunteers will receive training in modeling healthful eating and cooking, food safety, community food resources and more. [Josh Kohanek/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation]

United States

Be a community ‘Food Hero’

by Lauren Kraemer The Dalles Chronicle

Oregon State University Extension Service, along with community partners, will offer Food Hero volunteer training. Food Hero's mission is to help low-income Oregonians improve their health through the increased consumption of fruits and vegetables....

June 9, 2018

Global

Hunger Fighters Interview: The Borgen Project

Hunger Fighters Interview: The Borgen Project This is part of a series we are doing about real people who are working to fight hunger and poverty around the world. This episode focuses on the staff of The Borgen Project, an advocac...

June 8, 2018
Photo: Herders take their animals to drink water in Niger, which FAO says is among the countries currently in need of external food assistance. [Giulio Napolitano/FAO]

Global

Hunger surges amid deadly conflicts, poor weather conditions in many countries – UN agriculture agency

by United Nations UN News

Despite ample food supplies, persistent conflicts and adverse climate shocks are taking a toll on global food security, according to a new report launched on Thursday by the United Nation’s agriculture agency....

June 6, 2018
Photo: Columbia Park is one site where the Turlock Unified School District’s Child Nutrition Department will be providing free meals to students Wednesday through July 18. [courtesy The Turlock Journal]

United States

Meal programs ensure student food security over summer

by Angelina Martin The Turlock Journal

While summer vacation is simply a break from academics for most children, for others the end of school means the end of the daily meals provided by campus cafeterias. Local school districts in California are helping fight the problem of food insecuri...

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