United States

USDA to Provide $2b in Food Aid to Combat Growing Food Insecurity Across US

by Sarah Jayawardene and Ian MacNairn September 20, 2022

The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to provide $2 billion in food aid to food banks and school districts to hel...

Task Force Informs White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

by Sarah Jayawardene September 10, 2022

On September 28th, 2022, the Biden administration will hold the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. This will be the second conference of its kind in the Unit...

Furniture Maker Creates Wooden Bowls for Donations to Help Hunger Causes

by WHES Staff ABC Nightly News January 26, 2022

This video was featured on January 25, 2021 ABC Nightly News about Mike Mittelman, a furniture maker, who created wooden bowls for those who donated to hunger causes....

From 2005 to 2019, working-age veterans more likely to live in food-insecure households than similar nonveterans

by USDA ERS USDA ERS May 27, 2021

Working-age veterans were 7.4 percent more likely to live in a food-insecure household than similar working-age nonveterans from 2005 to 2019, according to research by the USDA, Economic Research Service (ERS). ERS economists used food security data from the U.S. Bureau of the Census to examine the ...

Mississippi Food Network receives $100K to address hunger in rural areas

by WJTV WJTV May 24, 2021

The Mississippi Food Network announced it received $100,000 from The Humana Foundation to assist with mobile food pantries in Clarke, Jasper and Kemper counties. The funds will be used to help the food bank improve access to nutritious food by providing direct assistance to senior citizens in rural ...

If Congress can’t work together to address child hunger we’re doomed

by Lyndon Haviland The Hill May 12, 2021

Opinion piece by Lyndon Haviland, DrPH, MPH, a distinguished scholar at the CUNY School of Public Health and Health Policy....

Nutrition Security: The Next Battleground in the War on Hunger

by Lela Nargi The Counter May 10, 2021

With Americans increasingly unhealthy because of the highly processed foods they eat, there’s more talk about the need for quality over quantity of food....

For the newly food insecure, help that preserves dignity

by Ibrahim Onofeko The Christian Science Monitor May 2, 2021

As job losses skyrocketed, the number of Americans facing food insecurity reached 265 million in 2020, according to a Northwestern University estimate....

Tips to Reduce Food Waste

by U.S. Food & Drug Administration U.S. Food & Drug Administration April 28, 2021

For #StopFoodWasteDay here are some tips to stop food waste at home...

New Task Force Aims to End Food Insecurity in Arlington, Virginia

by Arlington County Virginia Arlington County Virginia April 25, 2021

Arlington County has launched a Food Security Task Force to develop strategies and recommendations to achieve a more food secure Arlington, Virginia....

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