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United States

Hunger Crisis: 1 in 5 Americans Turning to Food Banks

November 14, 2020 by Tobie Stanger Consumer Reports

A new Consumer Reports survey reveals a growing food-insecurity problem, with people of color disproportionately affected...

November 11, 2020

Books & Media Reviews

Veterans Day Lessons for Current Livelihood Crisis

Veteran’s Day commemorates the many millions of American soldiers who returned home from wars with uncertainty about their futures and livelihoods.  Veterans have faced an extended transition period as unemployed workers seeking to enter an often ...

United States

Virginia Governor Allocates Funding For Food Banks To Address Food Needs

November 9, 2020 by Emily Leayman Patch

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced $7 million in federal CARES Act funding will go toward food banks as the concern of food insecurity grows during the pandemic....

November 9, 2020

Agriculture & Nutrition

Four Famine Hot Spots

by WFP Staff WFP/FAO

The World food Programme (WFP) and Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) have reported that Burkina Faso, Yemen, Nigeria's Northeast and South Sudan are considered the top four famine hot spots. ...

United States

D.C. Food Banks and Nonprofits Face Dueling Crises During the Holidays

November 7, 2020 by Sarah Cooke Washington City Paper

Food banks and pantries prepare for unprecedented levels of need as the pandemic exacerbates food insecurity....

Global

The cost of a plate of food 2020

November 7, 2020 by World Food Programme World Food Programme

The World Food Programme details what a plate of food costs around the world...

Global

COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts on Food Security

October 29, 2020 by FEWS Net FEWS Net

FEWS Net offers an interactive map and briefing on the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food security....

Africa

South Africa: School That Grows Its Own Food Feeds Hundreds Daily

October 26, 2020 by Ashraf Hendricks All Africa

Over 470,000 children at 1,010 Western Cape schools depend on the National School Nutrition Programme for food....

United States

Do something. Do something!

October 24, 2020 by Eli Sasow The Washington Post

Mary Jo Copeland runs a food kitchen and charity in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This is her story....

United States

'Fulfilling a purpose:' DC man starts 24/7 pop-up food pantry in Brookland neighborhood

October 24, 2020 by Elliot Henney WJLA

In Washington DC, Tri Trinh set up a 24/7 food pantry to help neighbors in need...

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