United States

Food insecurity, demand on Syracuse University pantries rise due to pandemic’s financial tolls

by Maggie Hicks The Daily Orange September 8, 2020

Now that in-person instruction has resumed at Syracuse University, Syeisha Byrd expects the number of students who access on-campus food pantries to increase. The South Campus food pantry served 158 students in April, a spike that decreased to 35 students monthly for the rest of the summer. But n...

Hunger in America; A Photographic Journey through America

by Brenda Ann Kenneally, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc and Tim Arango, Photos by Amy Kellner and Rory Walsh New York Times Magazine September 3, 2020

The New York Times Magazine has put together a photographic journey visiting families affected by hunger during this Coronavirus Pandemic....

Building a Black Food Sovereignty Movement in Baltimore

by Katie Howell Food Tank August 25, 2020

Based in Baltimore, Maryland, the Black Yield Institute is a Pan-African power institution working toward Black land and food sovereignty. With self-determination as a guiding principle, Black Yield Institute works to bring together Black institutions and Black-owned businesses to define and govern ...

A Biblical Surge of Miscommunication

by August 11, 2020

On Language: In the popular media, including otherwise-intelligent talking heads and world leaders have invented new pretentious, uses for words that have little actual meaning.  Chief among these are:  "surge," "spike", "epicenter" and "biblical proportions." For example: the head ...

The US food system is killing Americans

by Akash Goel, Michel Nischan, Bill Frist and Tom Colicchio CNN August 3, 2020

The authors argue that now is the time to transform food security programs into nutrition security programs...

Nearly 30 million Americans told the Census Bureau they didn’t have enough to eat last week

by Dakin Andone CNN August 2, 2020

This week the US Census Bureau published results of a survey in which nearly 30 million out of 249 million respondents said they did not have enough to eat at some point in the week before July 21. It was the highest number of people reporting insufficient food since the Census started tracking that...

‘It’s insane’: Millions of kids could lose access to free meals if this program expires

by HELENA BOTTEMILLER EVICH and JUAN PEREZ JR. Politico July 28, 2020

Families haven’t had to prove their income in recent months, but the Trump administration hasn’t extended that flexibility....

City Compost Programs Boost Food Security and Social Justice

by The Conversation EcoWatch June 14, 2020

Municipal composting programs help reduce food waste, boost soil health, and support food security....

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SF soda tax funds find new purpose: fighting hunger during COVID-19 pandemic

by Justin Phillips San Francisco Chronicle June 13, 2020

To provide emergency relief to people struggling to afford food during the pandemic, San Francisco is using $1.65 million from its soda tax to bolster local programs feeding vulnerable communities in the city....

US food prices see historic jump and are likely to stay high

by David Pitt Associated Press May 30, 2020

Overall, the cost of food bought to eat at home skyrocketed by the most in 46 years, and analysts caution that meat prices in particular could remain high as slaughterhouses struggle to maintain production levels while implementing procedures intended to keep workers healthy....