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Michigan farm communities raise $7.3 million for world hunger

by Sentinel Staff The Holland Sentinel May 22, 2018

Foods Resource Bank is celebrating the key role Michigan farmers and their communities play in growing lasting solutions to hunger. To date, Michigan “Growing Projects” have raised $7.3 million to help farmers and families in developing countries. ...

Why hunger is still a problem in America (video)

by Aimee Picchi CBS News May 22, 2018

CBS News provides an update to a 1968 video showing hunger and malnutrition in the United States....

Photo: Sister Margaret McKenna, left with Sister Sylvia Strahler, and Gary Robbins discuss the garden at New Jerusalem Now recovery center in North Philadelphia. [Steven M. Falk/Philly.com]

Hunger in Philly: ‘It’s a pain in my belly’

by Alfred Lubrano philly.com May 21, 2018

In North Philadelphia and nearby communities, hunger is too easy to find. Hunger fighters are trying, in ways old and new, to beat back an untiring scourge....

(Photo: Paul J. Richards, AFP/Getty Images)

Save the bees! Lawmakers join the battle to save pollinators

by Kathleen Gray Detroit Free Press May 20, 2018

A pair of Michigan lawmakers introduced bills last week that aim to protect bees and other pollinators that are crucial to Michigan's agriculture industry.  (May 20 is #WorldBeeDay.)...

A Hungry Harvest produce delivery (Photo: Darrow Montgomery)

What Does Ugly Produce’s Newfound Popularity Mean for Food Banks?

by Avery J.C. Kleinman Washington City Paper May 20, 2018

Food banks rely on imperfect fruits and vegetables to feed those in need, but what happens when more for-profit companies want to cash in on ugly produce?...

Photo: St. Mark United Methodist Church member Bill Cole discusses the Snack Pack program whereby area churches and organizations team with Cleburne ISD to address student hunger issues. [Matt Smith/Cleburne Times-Review]

Snack Sacks stave hunger for Texas students

by Matt Smith Cleburne Times-Review May 17, 2018

Business groups, churches and community members have joined together in Cleburne, Texas to provide weekly "snack sacks" to children who might otherwise go hungry on weekends and outside of school hours....

Volunteers with Food for Neighbors, an organization that seeks to help end student hunger in the Herndon community, unpack donated food at Herndon Middle School. (Photo: Debbie Truong/The Washington Post)

‘It’s tragic’: Students go hungry in Northern Virginia

by Debbie Truong Washington Post May 14, 2018

Public school students in Northern Virginia's Fairfax and Loudon counties rely on in-school food pantries....

State survey shows hunger, homelessness a common problem at public colleges

by Scott O’Connell Telegram.com May 13, 2018

Massachusetts’s commissioner of higher education on Friday introduced the “sobering” results of a first-of-its-kind survey that found widespread hunger and homelessness across the state’s public college campuses. According to the Wisconsin HOPE Lab survey, which included 8,333 students, only...

Photo: Bald Eagle [Pennsylvania] Area student Mason Finocchio was named the FFA winner in Home and Community Development. By the time Finocchio graduates this summer, he’ll have generated close to $15,000 for his “Knock out Hunger” initiative. [Abby Drey/Centre Daily Times]

Pennsylvania student raises thousands of dollars to fight hunger

by Abby Drey Centre Daily Times May 12, 2018

Pennsylvania high school student Mason Finocchio, has been trying to put more food in bellies since the fall of 2015, when he took on a hunger challenge delivered to his school through the National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Organization. He launched his "Knock out Hunger" initiative with the g...

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Vermont Foodbank buys local to fight hunger

by Katelyn Barcellos Rutland Herald May 6, 2018

With 7,300 farms operating on 1.2 million acres of Vermont farmland, one might think the harvest would keep hunger at bay in Vermont. But one in eight people struggle with hunger in Vermont, and one in six children still go to bed hungry, according to Feeding America’s website....

  • 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.