Even though school is out for the summer, a Denton food pantry, which helps hungry college students, is busy. Those who run the Shiloh Food Pantry on the University of North Texas campus say they’re filling what they see is a growing need.
A new proposal for a food hub in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada could make it easier for farmers to get their product to market — and for shoppers to get access to local food. A city report, to be reviewed by the executive committee on Monday, says the food hub would be a “multi-purpose facility … that brings together a wide spectrum of food and agriculture-related activities.” The goal is to increase access to sustainable, locally sourced food.
In the United States, lack of access to transportation contributes to hunger. In Pennsylvania, the Perry County Food Bank offers food boxes and other programs for older residents.
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued a National Action Program on Zero Hunger, aimed at ensuring there is enough food and nutrition for all Vietnamese.
The program is part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal, which focuses on sustainable solutions to eradicate hunger in all its forms by 2030 and achieve food security, Vietnam News Agency reported on Saturday.
Evan Lutz, founder and CEO of Baltimore-based Hungry Harvest, believes socially conscious business has the power to end food waste and have a real impact on the environment, community and economy. Through Hungry Harvest, a farm to doorstep produce delivery service on a mission to eliminate food waste and hunger, Lutz and his team are finding homes for surplus produce that doesn’t meet grocery display standards.
The Lake Chad Basin is into the ninth year of a humanitarian crisis that does not appear to be easing. The United Nations is asking the international community to help millions of refugees and displaced people in Africa’s Lake Chad Basin. The Boko Haram insurgency is mainly responsible for a crisis that has left huge numbers vulnerable to hunger, malnutrition and violence.
Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo recently launched the census of agriculture to gather reliable data to inform national policy interventions in the development of agriculture in the country. Ghana last held a census of agriculture some 33 years ago and hopes that the 2018 data collection would be the beginning of a new cycle of 10 year censuses as it used to have.
Oregon State University Extension Service, along with community partners, will offer Food Hero volunteer training. Food Hero’s mission is to help low-income Oregonians improve their health through the increased consumption of fruits and vegetables.
Despite ample food supplies, persistent conflicts and adverse climate shocks are taking a toll on global food security, according to a new report launched on Thursday by the United Nation’s agriculture agency.
While summer vacation is simply a break from academics for most children, for others the end of school means the end of the daily meals provided by campus cafeterias. Local school districts in California are helping fight the problem of food insecurity and hunger over the summer months, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner to students, free of charge.