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June 24, 2018
Photo: Nilsa Adorno, 30, of Franklinville, has neighborhood children form a line to eat free lunch supplied by the federal government and distributed by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The meals make up for school lunches children miss during summer. [David Maialetti/Philly.com]

United States

Fighting summer hunger block by block, lunch by lunch

by Alfred Lubrano philly.com

Just 40% of the children who receive school lunches are reached in the summer: the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger measured lunch consumption during October and July 2017. In Philadelphia public and charter schools, around 130,000 free ...

Asia

Pacific regional food security atlas launched to reach the most vulnerable

June 24, 2018 by World Food Programme Relief Web

Representatives from across the North and South Pacific gathered recently to witness the launch of the first-ever Pacific Regional Food Security Atlas on the opening day of the Pacific Seed Forum in Nadi, Fiji. In a region highly prone to natural dis...

June 24, 2018
Photo: Paola Sarabia, in brown coat, offers warm stew to people lined up in front of Argentina’s congressional building. Sarabia hopes lawmakers will see how many Argentines rely on food banks. [Lucila Pellettieri/GPJ Argentina]

Americas

Food insecurity rising in Argentina, sparking protest and food-emergency bill

by Lucila Pellettieri Global Press Journal

Food insecurity isn’t anything new in Argentina. The country declared a food emergency in 2002, and it’s been continually extended since then. But people aren’t hungry because there’s not enough food. The problem is that the country poorly ma...

June 24, 2018
Photo: Roughly one million Canadian children live in poverty, and therefore, are at risk of not being able to access food. But that number doubles when it comes to the Indigenous population.  [Ghyslain Lavoie/Breakfast Club of Canada]

Americas

One in two Indigenous children in danger of going to school hungry

by Melanie Green The Star Vancouver

One in two Indigenous children — roughly double the average of other Canadian kids — may be at risk of going to school with an empty stomach, according to the Breakfast Club of Canada, a national charity....

Africa

Farmers-Herdsmen Crisis Will Affect Nigeria’s Food Security, GDP – Lawmaker

June 24, 2018 by The Eagle Online The Eagle Online

Nigerian lawmaker Alhaji Mohammed Okpoku, a member of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, says incessant farmers-herdsmen clashes may cause food shortage in the state and the country at large. Ongoing conflict threatens food security and leads to h...

June 24, 2018
Addy Battel, a 15-year-old from Cass City, is pictured at Battel Heritage Farms. (Courtesy Addy Battel/Huron Daily Tribune)

United States

Local youth fights world hunger

by Mike Gallagher Huron Daily Tribune

In Michigan, Addy Battel, 15, of Cass City, started "Meating the Need for our Village Hunger" four years ago when her rural town became a food desert. She works with friends and neighbors "to provide high quality protein to low-income members of our ...

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 ...

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