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Denton Food Pantry Helps Stave Off Hunger for College Students

by Seth Voorhees NBCDFW.com June 17, 2018

Even though school is out for the summer, a Denton food pantry, which helps hungry college students, is busy. Those who run the Shiloh Food Pantry on the University of North Texas campus say they’re filling what they see is a growing need....

Seniors’ food security feeds on mobility

by Jim T. Ryan Perry County Times June 17, 2018

In the United States, lack of access to transportation contributes to hunger. In Pennsylvania, the Perry County Food Bank offers food boxes and other programs for older residents....

Photo of a Hungry Harvest [courtesy Hungry Harvest]

Hungry Harvest Continues to Fight Food Waste, Hunger by Expanding into New Markets

by Mallory Szczepanski Waste 360 June 12, 2018

Evan Lutz, founder and CEO of Baltimore-based Hungry Harvest, believes socially conscious business has the power to end food waste and have a real impact on the environment, community and economy. Through Hungry Harvest, a farm to doorstep produce delivery service on a mission to eliminate food wa...

Photo: Food Hero volunteers will receive training in modeling healthful eating and cooking, food safety, community food resources and more. [Josh Kohanek/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation]

Be a community ‘Food Hero’

by Lauren Kraemer The Dalles Chronicle June 10, 2018

Oregon State University Extension Service, along with community partners, will offer Food Hero volunteer training. Food Hero's mission is to help low-income Oregonians improve their health through the increased consumption of fruits and vegetables....

Photo: Columbia Park is one site where the Turlock Unified School District’s Child Nutrition Department will be providing free meals to students Wednesday through July 18. [courtesy The Turlock Journal]

Meal programs ensure student food security over summer

by Angelina Martin The Turlock Journal June 6, 2018

While summer vacation is simply a break from academics for most children, for others the end of school means the end of the daily meals provided by campus cafeterias. Local school districts in California are helping fight the problem of food insecurity and hunger over the summer months, offering bre...

Photo: Growing up, Liam Foley (left) was in charge of dishes and never cooked. He was still able to help chop the onions, though, at a burrito-making project for the poor in San Francisco [Alan Greenblatt/NPR]

A Grass-Roots Effort To Feed The Poor Is Growing, Burrito By Burrito

by Alan Greenblatt NPR June 3, 2018

The Burrito Project in San Francisco, an informal charity that makes and distributes about 500 burritos to the homeless once a month. On May 21, the group celebrated its second anniversary and rolled its 10,000th burrito....

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.)...

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