Over 470,000 children at 1,010 Western Cape schools depend on the National School Nutrition Programme for food.
Mary Jo Copeland runs a food kitchen and charity in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This is her story.
In Washington DC, Tri Trinh set up a 24/7 food pantry to help neighbors in need
After the government declined to extend meal benefits for children, England and Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford began collecting donations from businesses and citizens.
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.
The World Food Program will need more than a Nobel Prize to feed the millions who are newly food-insecure.
Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together.
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.
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.
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 of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.”