United States

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....

Indigenous Food Sovereignty Movements Are Taking Back Ancestral Land

by Melissa Montalvo Civil Eats April 22, 2021

In the United States, indigenous people are reclaiming land for food sovereignty...

Wyoming Hunger Initiative launches new program: GROW A LITTLE EXTRA

by Aaron Brown Wyoming News Now April 17, 2021

First Lady Jennie Gordon’s Wyoming Hunger Initiative is proud to partner with University of Wyoming Extension to launch a new program under the Food from the Farm + Ranch banner called Grow a Little Extra. Instead of reinventing the wheel, this collaboration utilizes existing resources to create a...

Food insecurity among University of Arizona students doubled during the pandemic

by Ella McCarville The Daily Wildcat April 16, 2021

Percentages of food insecurity among University of Arizona students have doubled since the beginning of the pandemic, according to UA research conducted in fall 2020....