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Photo: Danielle Blair, an AmeriCorps volunteer, holds a container of food water culled from the donations given to the Care and Share Food Closet in Farmington. [Andree Kehn/Sun Journal]

Danielle Blair: Why not wasting food is important

by Bonnie Washuk Lewiston Sun Journal April 23, 2018

Maine AmeriCorps volunteer Danielle Blair has been working with the United Way and food banks, and finding ways for Franklin County organizations, stores and farms to reduce food waste and food insecurity....

Photo: A grocery store near Detroit’s Wayne State University campus [Omar Abdel-Baqui]

Detroit’s ‘food deserts’ are a burden for many

by Slone Terranella The South End April 23, 2018

Detroit’s growing restaurant scene has sparked dialogue about the lack of grocery stores within the city. The Michigan Department of Agriculture has labeled 19 Detroit neighborhoods as a “food desert," which is a term used to describe an urban area that lacks accessibility to quality and afforda...

Photo: UC Riverside’s R’Pantry is growing with cross-campus support. [courtesy UCR]

Establishing Food Security: It Takes a Village

by Sandra Baltazar Martinez Inside UCR April 22, 2018

University of California Riverside is helping grow the campus food pantry, R'Pantry, with the support of staff, faculty, and students. Using a combination of donated food, a community garden, and cash donations, they serve over a thousand students in need....

Photo: Composting food scraps is one way to reduce food waste, but preventing excess food in the first place is better, says the EPA. [Paul Mansfield Photography/Getty Images]

Grocery Stores Get Mostly Mediocre Scores On Their Food Waste Efforts

by Menaka Wilhelm NPR April 16, 2018

The Center for Biological Diversity and The "Ugly" Fruit and Veg Campaign recently asked the 10 largest U.S. supermarkets how they handle food waste, and gave each store's efforts a letter grade: no store received an A grade....

Let’s Grow Maine: A plan to end hunger by 2020

by Diane Russell and Rep. Scott Hamann Sun Journal April 15, 2018

The U.S. state of Maine can boost food security and support local farmers by purchasing wholesale vegetables and fruit for distribution to families in need....

Photographer Matt Black at work. (Photo: CBS NEWS)

Photographer Matt Black on documenting poverty

by Sara Kugel CBS News April 15, 2018

For the last four years Black has traveled the country, driving nearly 90,000 miles through 46 states, photographing marginalized communities. He calls his project "The Geography of Poverty."  Watch the video to learn more....

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TED Talk: Why Bees Are Disappearing

by Marla Spivak TED Talk April 12, 2018

Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years. So why did colonies recently start dying en masse? ...

Caleb Torres, a George Washington University student, regularly skipped meals his freshman year because he didn’t have enough money to buy food. [Photo by Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post]

The hidden crisis on college campuses: 36 percent of students don’t have enough to eat

by Caitlin Dewey The Washington Post April 3, 2018

According to a first-of-its-kind survey released Tuesday by researchers at Temple University and the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, 36 percent of US students at 66 surveyed colleges and universities do not get enough to eat, and a similar number lack a secure place to live....

The “Garden Angels” [Photo: Rachel Von/The Journal Gazette]

Hunger relief project plots out plans for urban garden

by Rosa Salter Rodriguez The Journal Gazette April 2, 2018

About 30 “garden angels” gathered for breakfast to start planning this year's growing season for the Fort Wayne Urban Farm's Hunger Relief Project. “Garden angels” are what organizer Ephraim Smiley calls the helpers at the farm's 17 acres of fresh produce plots at Fellowship Missionary Churc...

Food Deserts in America

by Tulane School of Social Work March 31, 2018

Did you know 2.3 million Americans do not own a car and live over a mile from a supermarket? Check out this infographic and blog on food deserts from Tulane's School of Social Work to learn more....

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