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Africa

Anglican Church of Kenya helps tackle food and plastic waste

June 23, 2019 by Lucy Cowpland Anglican Communion News Service

The Anglican Church of Kenya has been tackling the issue of food security through its development wing, the Anglican Development Services (ADS). Food waste is a real problem in Kenya. According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, growers lost...

United States

In the race for Indianapolis mayor, ‘food apartheid’ emerges as an issue

June 23, 2019 by Amy Bartner Indianapolis Star

The phrase food apartheid is being increasingly used in place of food desert as a way to emphasize the underlying racism in determining where grocery stores are opened and sustained. Candidates for mayor of Indianapolis, Indiana, are highlighting th...

United States

Wonderful opportunity: Summer feeding programs fill the hunger gap for youth

by Richmond Register Editorial Richmond Register

In Madison County, Kentucky, there are several summer feeding programs ready to lend a helping hand -- the Madison County Schools' Summer Food Service Program and Berea Kids Eat by Grow Appalachia and Berea College - to young people experiencing hung...

June 23, 2019
Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Whelan, former WHES board member

United States

Frenship ‘Tiger Bites’ program aims to combat child food insecurity during summer

by A-J Media Lubbock Avalanche Journal

In Lubbock, Texas, the Frenship school district has teamed up with partners to provide food to children throughout the summer....

Agriculture & Nutrition

Graça Machel calls for disrupting the agricultural sector to achieve Zero Hunger

June 23, 2019 by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Delivering the McDougall Memorial Lecture on food security at the opening of the 41st Session of the FAO Conference on the challenges and opportunities of reaching Zero Hunger, Graça Machel - an international advocate for children's and women's ...

June 23, 2019
Photo by Albert González Farran, UNAMID. Source: Flickr

Africa

Central African Republic Facing Acute Food Shortages

by Lisa Schlein Voice of America

A new report finds nearly half of all people in the Central African Republic are suffering acute food shortages. The latest assessment by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification, a joint effort by eight U.N. and International non-government...

June 19, 2019

United States

Little Free Pantries are like Little Free Libraries — but with food

by Hannah Natanson Washington Post

At least once a day, Matthew Nordon drives by the Little Free Pantry in Lexington Park, Md....

June 17, 2019
“Globalicious”by openDemocracy is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Global

Malnutrition, a global problem in search of global solutions

by Amruta Byatnal Devex

NEW DELHI — Sunita Devi is huddled with about 20 women in a primary health care center in Gervani village, in the central state of Chhattisgarh in India. She’s anemic and pregnant, and she has questions for the health worker: “When will my anem...

June 14, 2019
“Orange Page March 2 2014” by Ryo Takemasa is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Africa

One South Sudanese community’s triumph in reversing malnutrition

by FAO FAO

FAO is helping women in South Sudan grow diverse diets that fight malnutrition....

June 11, 2019
Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Whelan, former WHES board member

Agriculture & Nutrition

Climate Change Is Intensifying Food Shocks

by Danielle Beurteaux Civil Eats

From rain-soaked fields in the Corn Belt to drowned livestock, food shocks—abrupt disruptions to food production—are becoming more common as a result of extreme weather....

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