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April 20, 2019
Photo: Amazon Fresh delivery (courtesy Tech Crunch)

United States

USDA launches pilot program allowing SNAP recipients to shop for groceries online

by Sarah Perez Tech Crunch

During a two-year pilot program, those receiving SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits — often referred to as “food stamps” — will be able to shop for groceries from online retailers, including Walmart, Amazon and, soon, S...

United States

How going hungry affects children for their whole lives

April 20, 2019 by Chris Baraniuk Mosaic Science

Food poverty is on the rise in rich countries. And evidence suggests the impact can last for years afterwards. ...

April 20, 2019
Photo: Children affected by Cyclone Idai. [Josh Estey/CARE]

Africa

Southern Africa: 1.6 Million Children Still Need Urgent Assistance After Cyclone Idai

by Jerry Chifamba All Africa

Just over a month after Cyclone Idai tore through Southern Africa bringing devastating floods, UNICEF says the needs in Mozambique remain massive, with 1 million children in need of assistance, followed by more than 443,000 in Malawi and 130,000 in Z...

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]

Africa

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] 

Asia

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....

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