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, ShopRite and others. The pilot is live in New York state at launch, with availability that varies by retailer
- Food poverty is on the rise in rich countries. And evidence suggests the impact can last for years afterwards.
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 Zimbabwe.
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 operating in November, but celebrated its grand opening Thursday at 413 Brook Ave., inside the Intensive English Language building.
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 drastically since 1990, Africa is the only region that has seen an increase in the number of children stunted despite a decrease in the prevalence of stunting.
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 Message acknowledging the month of April as Winning on Reducing Food Waste Month and encouraging public action and participation from all sectors.
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 720 square foot expansion.
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 local community food banks on May 22 – and have called for fans to join them in doing the same.
South Korea has managed to increase food waste recycling levels from 2 percent to 95 percent.
In Indiana, food rescue organization Cultivate has teamed up with schools to create frozen take-home meals for students.