No Kid Hungry, a national anti-hunger campaign, has chosen Summer Meals supervisor for the Kent School District, Lynne Mayer of Covington, Washington as one of five 2019 Summer Meals Heroes.
One in eight people in Utah County struggles with hunger and one in six children face food insecurity. Community Action Services is holding a back-to-school food drive to help their neighbors in need.
A pub in Keynsham, Somerset, UK, has decided to give away 100 free meals a day to hungry children, in an attempt to help poor families during the summer holidays.
The Piedmont Physic Garden in Union, South Carolina, will be hosting Cooking Matters classes in partnership with Clemson SNAP-Ed from August 27 to October 1. The course aims to help end childhood hunger by giving families the tools needed to make healthy, affordable food choices.
The World Food Program warns that millions of people in Burkina Faso are facing what it calls an unprecedented humanitarian emergency because of growing hunger, instability and displacement.
HIVOS Zambia says a recent study indicates that Zambia’s food system is not delivering enough affordable nutritious food for most of the populace with maize dependency greatly contributing to problems of poverty, malnutrition, vulnerability to drought, pests and diseases.
A group of farmers in Nigeria is using a technology-based method to grow crops from moisture in the air.
The method, known as aeroponics, does not involve soil. Instead, plant roots hang in the air. The roots take in a nutrient solution from a watery mist.
Santa Clara University researchers found that, in California, 33% of food that’s grown is either unharvested or left behind in the fields.
SNAP program reduces poverty better than anything else, with very little fraud
The University of California, Davis, will lead a new global research program to build and test ways to overcome some of the biggest remaining challenges for lifting and keeping rural families out of poverty in developing countries.
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Markets, Risk and Resilience, or MRR, established with a five-year USAID grant of up to $30 million, will study the root causes of poverty and food insecurity with an emphasis on risk from disasters like drought, flood or conflict. The research will help U.S. investments in development to have a lasting impact despite these recurring risks.