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

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 piece that there are key ways the U.S. should address the current hunger crisis.

World Food Day 2020

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 of us rekindle our appreciation for a thing that some take for granted and many go without: food.
Food is the essence of life and the bedrock of our cultures and communities. Preserving access to safe and nutritious food is and will continue to be an essential part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly for poor and vulnerable communities, who are hit hardest by the pandemic and resulting economic shocks.
In a moment like this, it is more important than ever to recognise the need to support our food heroes – farmers and workers throughout the food system – who are making sure that food makes its way from farm to fork even amid disruptions as unprecedented as the current COVID-19

SNAP benefit increase takes effect

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 likely see an increase in their benefits starting this month.

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

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 the assessment, are severely food insecure and 38 percent of households are marginally food insecure, and these households can relapse into food insecurity depending on further shocks like a flood, and or an outbreak of a new pandemic.