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BOOK REVIEW: The Enduring Struggle: The History of the U.S. Agency for International Development and America’s Uneasy Transformation of the World

by steve hansch February 6, 2024

BOOK REVIEW:  The Enduring Struggle:  The History of the U.S. Agency for International Development and America’s Uneasy Transformation of the World, by John Norris.   2021.   Lanham MD:  Rowman & Littlefield Publisher. America's primary international assista...

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Celebrating the Legacy of Art Simon (1930-2023)

by Robin Stephenson December 7, 2023

Inspiring a Generation of Hunger Advocates The anti-hunger movement lost a pivotal figure this year. The World Hunger Education Service (WHES) joins Bread for the Wor...

U.S. Anti-Hunger Efforts Reflected by Congressional Hunger Center

by February 22, 2023

On February 22, the Congressional Hunger Center hosted a gathering of 50 staff and Hunger Fellows to look at their achievements over the decades in addressing hunger in the United States.   A key topic was success in promoting local legislation to provide free meals in schools, and to build the mo...

USDA Improving nutrition standards for school meals

by Laura Reilly Washington Post February 9, 2023

The Washington Post recently reported that the USDA has announced new, more stringent, national nutrition standards for its school feeding program. This program reaches 30 million students at 100,000 schools nationwide. The new standards propose to lower sugars, fat and salt, while in...

U.S White House Conference – $8 Billion toward a National Strategy for Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

by Sarah Jayawardene https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/White-House-National-Strategy-on-Hunger-Nutrition-and-Health-FINAL.pdf October 13, 2022


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 ...

  • World Hunger Education
    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.