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USDA launches pilot program allowing SNAP recipients to shop for groceries online

by Sarah Perez Tech Crunch April 20, 2019

During a two-year pilot program, those receiving SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits — often referred to as “food stamps” — will be able to shop for groceries from online retailers, including Walmart, Amazon and, soon, ShopRite and others. The pilot is live in New York ...

How going hungry affects children for their whole lives

by Chris Baraniuk Mosaic Science April 20, 2019

Food poverty is on the rise in rich countries. And evidence suggests the impact can last for years afterwards. ...

Photo: UL Lafayette’s Campus Cupboard held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday to mark its grand opening. From left are Trey Delcambre, a graduate student who manages the food pantry; Dr. Joseph Savoie, University president; Chandler Harris, Student Government [Doug Dugas/The Acadiana Advocate]

University of Louisiana food pantry is officially open for business, helping fight food insecurity

by Advocate Staff Report The Acadiana Advocate April 16, 2019

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette recently opened a food pantry to help fight food insecurity among students. Campus Cupboard is a free resource for students and staff who require short-term help to meet their food needs. The pantry began operating in November, but celebrated its grand ope...

FDA, USDA, EPA Announce Strategy To ‘Win On Reducing Food Waste’

by Dana Gunders Forbes April 16, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a federal interagency strategy to address food waste. The announcement follows a Presidential Message acknowledging the month of April as Winning on...

Bidwell Riverside Food Pantry Expands Facility Due to Increased Food Insecurity

by Maria Lisignoli 13 WHOtv.com April 15, 2019

In Iowa, Bidwell Riverside Food Pantry on the south side of Des Moines says 99,000 Polk County residents are food insecure. With more than 4,000 individuals using the pantry every month, space was getting a little cramped, so they decided to add a 720 square foot expansion....

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Metallica call for fans to volunteer for local food banks on May 22

by Press Release Kerrang April 15, 2019

Ever the good guys, Metallica have announced their second annual ‘Day Of Service’, inviting fans to unite in the fight against hunger. Along with their non-profit All Within My Hands Foundation, the metal titans will be volunteering at local community food banks on May 22 – and have cal...

Elkhart Schools teams up with program to package unused food into take-home meals

by Ed Ernstes WSBT 22 April 7, 2019

In Indiana, food rescue organization Cultivate has teamed up with schools to create frozen take-home meals for students....

Hunger and the Wisconsin budget

by Sharon Pomaville Kenosha News April 1, 2019

In Wisconsin, 1 in 6 children live in poverty, and far too many families are struggling to put food on the table. Over 200,000 Wisconsin children live in poverty, yet we continue to rank last in the nation for offering school breakfast to children....

Feeding the homeless and cutting food waste in Hawaii

by Erika Engle WHON March 27, 2019

In Hawaii, legal changes are being made to make it easier for restaurants and other food establishments to donate leftover food to those in need....

This photo provided by San Francisco-based food delivery company Imperfect Produce, shows a typical box of “ugly” fruits and veggies customers can buy through an online subscription. Experts say there are two basic rules to reducing household food waste: Eat what you have, and buy only what you need. Also, be willing to buy ”ugly” fruits and vegetables — ones that don’t look perfect but are otherwise fine. (Imperfect Produce via AP)

Shopping to reduce food waste is easy on the wallet too

by TRACEE M. HERBAUGH Associated Press March 21, 2019

If you’re hoping to reduce household food waste, experts say there are two key things to do: Eat what you have, and buy only what you need....

  • World Hunger Education
    Service
    P.O. Box 29015
    Washington, D.C. 20017
  • 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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