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America is suffering its worst hunger crisis in decades. Here's how to fix the problem.

October 22, 2020 by Mike Johanns, Tom Vilsack and Rajiv J. Shah USA Today

Mike Johanns, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 2005 to 2007; Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 2009 to 2017; and Dr. Rajiv J. Shah, administrator of U.S. Agency for International Development from 2010 to 2015, write in this opinion pi...


A U.N. Agency Lauded for Its Work Faces a Funding Shortage

October 20, 2020 by Augusta Saraiva, Darcy Palder Foreign Policy

The World Food Program will need more than a Nobel Prize to feed the millions who are newly food-insecure....


World Food Day 2020

October 16, 2020 by FAO FAO

Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together. The COVID-19 global health crisis has been a time to reflect on things we truly cherish and our most basic needs. These uncertain times have made many ...

United States

SNAP benefit increase takes effect

October 13, 2020 by USDA Food and Nutrition Service Morning Ag Clips

The previously announced 5.3% cost of living increase to the maximum benefit amounts for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) took effect Oct. 1st, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminded. As a result, SNAP households will ...


New Assessment Finds that 1.6 million Households are Food Insecure in Liberia

October 13, 2020 by George Harris Liberian Daily Observer

A recent assessment of Liberia’s food security status, dubbed “Liberia Food Security Assessment,” finds that 1.6 million households in the country go to bed without any meal in a day. Three percent of the 1.3 million households, according to th...


World Food Programme wins 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

October 9, 2020 by The Nobel Prize The Nobel Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize 2020 was awarded to World Food Programme (WFP) "for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use ...

United States

Food Insecurity In The U.S. By The Numbers

September 29, 2020 by Christianna Silva NPR

With COVID-19 continuing to spread, and millions of Americans still out of work, one of the nation's most urgent problems has only grown worse: hunger....

September 26, 2020


Preventing Famine - Interview with WFP Deputy Chief, Valerie Guarnieri

by UN News United Nations News

In this important interview, the Deputy Chief for the U.N. World Food Programme, Valerie Guarnieri, warns of the ramifications of the CoVid-19 pandemic, climate change, and the need for political will by states and private contributions to prevent fa...

September 24, 2020


Conflict Creates Hunger

by Simona Beltrami World Food Programme

In Celebration of World Peace Day on 21 September, David Beasley, World Food Programme's Executive Director stated that "We cannot end hunger until we end conflict"....

United States

Food insecurity, demand on Syracuse University pantries rise due to pandemic’s financial tolls

September 8, 2020 by Maggie Hicks The Daily Orange

Now that in-person instruction has resumed at Syracuse University, Syeisha Byrd expects the number of students who access on-campus food pantries to increase. The South Campus food pantry served 158 students in April, a spike that decreased to 35 ...

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