The authors argue that now is the time to transform food security programs into nutrition security programs
This week the US Census Bureau published results of a survey in which nearly 30 million out of 249 million respondents said they did not have enough to eat at some point in the week before July 21. It was the highest number of people reporting insufficient food since the Census started tracking that information in early May.
Families haven’t had to prove their income in recent months, but the Trump administration hasn’t extended that flexibility.
A ‘business as usual’ approach is no longer an option, the head of the UN agriculture agency said on Tuesday, launching a new plan to move past the coronavirus pandemic.
Al Jazeera’s podcast The Take talks to people who are trying to fight hunger during the coronavirus pandemic
Municipal composting programs help reduce food waste, boost soil health, and support food security.
To provide emergency relief to people struggling to afford food during the pandemic, San Francisco is using $1.65 million from its soda tax to bolster local programs feeding vulnerable communities in the city.
Overall, the cost of food bought to eat at home skyrocketed by the most in 46 years, and analysts caution that meat prices in particular could remain high as slaughterhouses struggle to maintain production levels while implementing procedures intended to keep workers healthy.
Coronavirus shines a light on the global food chain’s dirty little secret.
The University of Maryland’s community garden was a teaching tool that has now become a necessity for people in need amid the coronavirus pandemic. The fresh vegetables and herbs grown there are distributed at the school’s free food pantry.