United States

Photo: Many children rely on school meals for nutrition, advocates say. [Getty Images]

One in six children in America live in fear of hunger

by Kari Paul Marketwatch December 5, 2018

One in 10 adults (nearly 15 million people) and one in six children in the U.S. have gone to bed hungry at some point in the past 3 years, according to a report from anti-hunger nonprofit Hunger Free America released Wednesday....

Photo: CalFresh currently provides nutrition assistance to 50,000 low-income San Francisco residents, and soon an additional 12,000 people or more will become eligible in a significant expansion of the food stamp program. [Courtesy SF Examiner]

Change in law means thousands more SF residents will receive food stamps

by Joshua Sabatini San Francisco Examiner December 2, 2018

A change in state law will soon give thousands of San Francisco’s low-income elderly and disabled residents receiving Supplemental Security Income, who were previously not eligible for food stamps, access to the program....

Photo: Student  Jesse Delacruz looks in his nearly empty refrigerator [Alejandra O’Connell-Domenech/QNS]

‘There are people that are literally starving’; College students in Queens facing greater risk of food insecurity

by Alejandra O'Connell-Domenech QNS November 29, 2018

More college students in Queens worry about where their next meal is coming from than they did 10 or 15 years ago, according to a study from the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute....

Photo: An Garagiola-Bernier (second from right) and her classmates at Hamline University in their pop-up food pantry. [courtesy Teen Vogue]

7 College Activists Fighting Food and Housing Insecurity on Campus

by Charlotte West Teen Vogue November 23, 2018

Recent research has shown a third of all college students have experienced food and housing insecurity. Teen Vogue interviews 7 activists who are helping their fellow students....

Photo: Bowl of ramen noodles [courtesy Medium.com]

It’s Time to Stop Accepting that Food Insecurity is A Normal Part of College

by Charlotte West Medium November 23, 2018

Surviving on ramen noodles isn't a rite of passage....

How one woman is making a difference in the Detroit area

by Click on Detriot Click on Detroit November 18, 2018

Eden Gives partnered up with a local Trader Joe's and instead of throwing food away that is about to expire, store managers built a process into their store functions that allows them to donate safely to nonprofits like Eden Gives. Buffington picks up from Trader Joe's and feeds about 400 families....

Photo: Berkeley Food Network board member Susan Choy repackages leftovers from a local restaurant for storage and distribution. [Jessica Christian / The Chronicle]

Bay Area developing ambitious new tools to reduce hunger

by Tara Duggan San Francisco Chronicle November 18, 2018

The battle against hunger is no longer confined to traditional realms like food banks and religious organizations. In the Bay Area, more activists and local governments are trying to find new and more ambitious solutions to the quiet epidemic plaguing one of the country’s richest regions....

Photo: Leah Penniman made it her goal to start a farm for her neighbors, and to provide fresh food to refugees, immigrants and people affected by mass incarceration. [Jamel Mosely/NPR]

‘Farming While Black’: A Guide To Finding Power And Dignity Through Food

by Alan Yu WHYY November 12, 2018

Farmer Leah Penniman and her staff at Soul Fire Farm, located about 25 miles northeast of Albany, New York, train black and Latinx farmers in growing techniques and management practices from the African diaspora, so they can play a part in addressing food access, health disparities, and other so...

Photo: Veteran Barbara Franklin picks up food at the food pantry at the Sonny Montgomery VA medical center in Jackson, MS. [courtesy Mississippi Public Broadcasting]

First Ever Food Pantry for Veterans Opens in Mississippi

by Ashley Norwood Mississippi Public Broadcasting November 12, 2018

The Mississippi Food Network and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation are partners with the VA medical Center pantry. Marilyn Blacklege, with the food network says, many veterans in the state are food insecure. The food pantry is open every Wednesday from 10 am to 2pm at the VA Medical Center in ...

Photo: Volunteers hold bags of food for the Weekend Without Hunger program [Norwalk Reflector]

Weekends without Hunger expands distribution

by Norwalk Reflector Norwalk Reflector November 7, 2018

In Norwalk, Ohio, community members ensure that children who receive free or reduced-priced school breakfast and lunch have food to take home on the weekends through a unique program....

  • 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.

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