Heber Brown III is a pastor at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church and founder of The Black Church Food Security Network, which connects churches with agricultural initiatives.
A report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office said as many as 2 million at-risk college students who were not receiving federal nutrition benefits, such as through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, might be eligible for them. Many of the students at risk for food insecurity were likely from low-income families and either first-generation college students and/or single parents, the report stated.
The cost of key ingredients like sugar and eggs grew by around 28 and 26 percent respectively last year, while grains and flour rose by approximately 7 to 20 percent. In the first two weeks of 2019, inflation jumped beyond the Central Bank’s expectations, with the price of flour growing by 2.6 percent and prices overall increasing by nearly 1 percent, the Vedomosti business daily reported.
Over 3,000 UC Santa Barbara students visited the Associated Students Food Bank in the 2017-2018 school year, making up approximately 13 percent of the student body, according to the A.S. Food Bank’s annual report.
Author William Lambers writes: “The basic right of food is essential for achieving freedom and equality for all people. That is why Dr. King, in his speech at the end of the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965, said “March on until no starved man walks the streets of our cities and towns in search of jobs that do not exist.”
Schools around the country are making plans to continue feeding students if government reimbursements don’t arrive
Startups like Hungry Harvest and Imperfect Produce say they’re helping to reduce food waste in America. Critics say they’re deceiving their customers and making the problem worse.
The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health brings together more than 30 world-leading scientists from across the globe to reach a scientific consensus that defines a healthy and sustainable diet.
In Michigan, food banks across the state are tapping into their own resources to provide needed food assistance to furloughed federal workers as the partial government shutdown continues
Globally, up to 2 billion people do not get enough essential vitamins and minerals from food, according to the 2018 Global Hunger Index, which tracks and measures efforts to fight hunger, indicating that many of the affected are expectedly in poor countries.