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Solving Hunger?

by Gary Kilmer October 10, 2018

October 10, 2018 The good news is that the battle against hunger is slowly but surely being won [1]. Before the stones and arrows start flying my way, I hasten to point out that the progress is not everywhere and it is not all the time. The long-term trends seem ...

12 Things We Can Agree On about Global Poverty

by Jason Hickel and Charles Kenney Center for Global Development September 13, 2018

There's a lot of heat on the topic of global poverty, but fundamentally a lot of agreement, too. Here is our attempt at a brief consensus position. We welcome agreement and opposition in the comments section below!...

Overcoming the ‘Double Burden’ of Malnutrition

by Rachel Borton August 17, 2018

August 17, 2018 Despite the fact that obesity is often discussed in this country as though it’s an individual failing, mounting evidence illustrates that the United States’ rising obesity epidemic is more likely a societal problem tied to rising economic inequality. Why? Because one ...

Poverty to Early Marriages and Early Marriages to Poverty: The Endless Chain in Rural Communities in Cameroon

by Nkwain Adeline Yafi July 23, 2018

July 23, 2018 Child marriage is a violation of child rights, and has a negative impact on physical growth, health, mental and emotional development, and education opportunities. While regional disparities exist, child marriage has significantly decreased from 47 per cent (2006) to 27 per...

Debates About U.S. Food Assistance 2018

by Steve Hansch June 14, 2018

June 14, 2018 For more than a decade, a movement to reverse US policies for food aid has built momentum among some analysts and Europeans who have lobbied hard to reform how the United States provides food aid overseas. The arguments have been largely the same for over 15 years, and the...

A Perspective from Cameroon: Hunger, Poverty, and Terrorism in the North

by Nkwain Adeline Yafi May 30, 2018

May 30, 2018 Hunger and poverty are similar concepts which have often been used interchangeably. Hunger is a state of disability or weakness caused by lack of food or the desire to eat. Poverty is the state of being poor. Hunger is one of the consequences of poverty. These are some of th...

What We Know About Youth – and What We Don’t

by Amy Sink Davies, VP or Food Security & Agriculture, RTI International March 16, 2018

Over the past several years, the development community has made a lot of assumptions about youth and their motivations, but without a lot of hard data to inform our programming.  RTI has a new survey that sheds some light on youth motivations.  (Click the link to read Ms. Davies' article on the Ch...

Hungry on Campus

by Harold O. Levy Huffington Post December 29, 2017

Student hunger does not end at high school graduation. Food insecurity is plaguing our college campuses, with thousands of students each year skipping meals, going to bed hungry and suffering in class. (Photo: Harold O. Levy)...

Be Part of the Solution to Senior Hunger and Loneliness

by Jane Sandwood September 10, 2017

September 10, 2017 By Jane Sandwood Over a quarter of adults over the age of 65 live alone in America, with 79% of these being women. What’s even more of a concern is that ...

Hidden Hunger: The Food Crisis of the United States

by Jane Sandwood August 10, 2017

August 10, 2017 By Jane Sandwood Although there is a huge push to help reduce world hunger, there are less initiatives surrounding the issue of hidden hunger. This is defined by the World Health Organization as a condition t...

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  • For the past 40 years, since its founding in 1976, the mission of World Hunger Education Service is to undertake programs, including Hunger Notes, that
    • Educate the general public and target groups about the extent and causes of hunger and malnutrition in the United States and the world
    • Advance comprehension which integrates ethical, religious, social, economic, political, and scientific perspectives on the world food problem
    • Facilitate communication and networking among those who are working for solutions
    • Promote individual and collective commitments to sustainable hunger solutions.

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