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April 16, 2019
Photo: UL Lafayette’s Campus Cupboard held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday to mark its grand opening. From left are Trey Delcambre, a graduate student who manages the food pantry; Dr. Joseph Savoie, University president; Chandler Harris, Student Government [Doug Dugas/The Acadiana Advocate]

United States

University of Louisiana food pantry is officially open for business, helping fight food insecurity

by Advocate Staff Report The Acadiana Advocate

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette recently opened a food pantry to help fight food insecurity among students. Campus Cupboard is a free resource for students and staff who require short-term help to meet their food needs. The pantry began o...

April 16, 2019
Photo: Betty teaches mothers with small children about nutrition, Uganda. [Stephan Gladieu / World Bank]


All hands on deck: Halting the vicious circle of stunting in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Emmanuel Skoufias The World Bank

Sub-Saharan Africa is the only region in the world with a growing number of children under the age of five who have stunted growth, meaning they are too short for their age. Although the number of children affected by stunting globally has decreased...

United States

FDA, USDA, EPA Announce Strategy To 'Win On Reducing Food Waste'

April 16, 2019 by Dana Gunders Forbes

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a federal interagency strategy to address food waste. The announcement follows a Presidential Messa...

United States

Bidwell Riverside Food Pantry Expands Facility Due to Increased Food Insecurity

April 15, 2019 by Maria Lisignoli 13 WHOtv.com

In Iowa, Bidwell Riverside Food Pantry on the south side of Des Moines says 99,000 Polk County residents are food insecure. With more than 4,000 individuals using the pantry every month, space was getting a little cramped, so they decided to add a 7...

April 15, 2019
Photo: Metallica [courtesy Kerrang]

United States

Metallica call for fans to volunteer for local food banks on May 22

by Press Release Kerrang

Ever the good guys, Metallica have announced their second annual ‘Day Of Service’, inviting fans to unite in the fight against hunger. Along with their non-profit All Within My Hands Foundation, the metal titans will be volunteering at loc...

April 9, 2019
Photo: Chung Sun-hee composts her food waste in Seoul, South Korea. [Courtesy Max S. Kim] 


The Country Winning The Battle On Food Waste

by Max S Kim Huffington Post

South Korea has managed to increase food waste recycling levels from 2 percent to 95 percent....

United States

Elkhart Schools teams up with program to package unused food into take-home meals

April 7, 2019 by Ed Ernstes WSBT 22

In Indiana, food rescue organization Cultivate has teamed up with schools to create frozen take-home meals for students....


WorldFish trains farmers to boost food security

April 7, 2019 by Femi Makinde Punch

A non-profit research organisation, WorldFish, has trained small scale fish farmers in Nigeria to boost food production in the country. The Aquaculture Technology Transfer Officer, WorldFish, Mrs Ajibola Olaniyi, told our correspondent in an inter...


Community gardens help tackle food insecurity

April 7, 2019 by Bob McIntyre My Timmins Now

As part of its mandate to address food insecurity, Anti-Hunger Coalition Timmins [Ontario, Canada] organizes two community gardens every year – one in Timmins and one in South Porcupine. “Anti-Hunger Coaltion is always looking for opportunitie...

April 7, 2019
A global study linking one in five deaths to poor diet found people overeat processed meat, sodium and sugary drinks. (Photo: fcafotodigital, Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Agriculture & Nutrition

One in five people are eating themselves to an early death: Global study

by Ashley May USA Today

Millions of people are dying around the world from poor diets, often packed with sodium and lacking in whole grains and fruits, according to a study published Wednesday....

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