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Photo: The Farmer’s Market at the US Department of Agriculture’s headquarters in Washington, DC [USDA]

Some food stamp recipients may soon lose access to farmers market benefits

by Jane Black and Leah Douglas Washington Post July 9, 2018

Across the US, recipients of USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - sometimes referred to as food stamps - are able to get more by shopping at farmers markets, where the value of their benefits is matched or supplemented by other funds. But a technical issue with the payment proce...

This App Delivers Leftover Food To The Hungry, Instead Of To The Trash

by Ben Paynter Fast Company May 6, 2018

Goodr has created an ap that has diverted nearly a million pounds of food in Atlanta from landfills–and into kitchens.  Goodr is a food-waste management company that redirects surplus food from businesses to nonprofits that can share it with those who are food insecure....

Farmers, activists and chefs lay on a street banquet in Sao Paulo in protest at an ultimately unsuccessful proposal by the mayor to make farinata for poor people from food near its expiry date. (Photo: NurPhoto/Getty Images)

Want to save the world from hunger? Start by not wasting food, shoppers told

by The Guardian April 15, 2018

The World Food Programme has launched a social media movement, #RecipeforDisaster, with the aim of making the public in the UK more conscious of the food waste they generate....

Food losses represent a waste of resources used in production such as land, water, energy and inputs, increasing the green gas emissions in vain. Photo: FAO

One Third of Food Lost, Wasted – Enough to Feed All Hungry People

by Baher Kamal InterPress Service News Agency December 1, 2017

Believe it or not, the way to eradicate hunger from the face of the Earth is as feasible as it is handy. In fact, the current loss and waste of one-third of all food produced for human consumption would be just enough to feed the nearly one billion people who go to bed hungry every single night. ...

Hunger Fighters Interview: Jim Levinson

by Hunger Notes September 28, 2017

Biographic Snapshot: Jim Levinson served as Director of the International Nutrition Planning Program at MIT, the International Food and Nutrition Center at Tufts, and the Office of Nutrition for United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Washington, DC. He has worked exten...

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Meals on Wheels Client Asks Congress to #SaveLunch For Millions of At-Risk Seniors

by PR Newswire Yahoo News July 25, 2017

With Congress in the midst of its annual appropriations debate, Meals on Wheels America launched a video vignette featuring Carol – a real Meals on Wheels client living in Whitehall Township, PA – in an effort to influence the important funding decisions that put millions of seniors at risk. Car...

Photo: Adam Ferguson/NYT

Fleeing Boko Haram, Thousands Cling to a Road to Nowhere

by Dionne Searcey The New York Times April 3, 2017

More than 130,000 people have amassed along this desert highway outside Diffa, Niger — National Route 1. They now call its barren, sandy shoulders home....

Foreign Food-Aid for School Kids Among Cuts Proposed for USDA

by Alan Bjerga Bloomberg Politics March 28, 2017

An international school food-aid program backed by former Democratic Senator George McGovern and Republican Senator Bob Dole would end under President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint, with the White House arguing its success isn’t proven. The McGovern-Dole Food for Education program, created ...

Photo: Columbia University

Early warning, early action: The innovations changing food crisis management

by Richard Choularton Devex January 28, 2017

There are many challenges to ending hunger and famine, but food security practitioners are developing innovative solutions that enable earlier and more evidence-based responses to food crises, and help communities build resilience to climate change and disasters....

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