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Photo: Chris Herrinton, left and Bernard Vachon, volunteers at Community Food Share, inspect potatoes on Nov. 29 in Louisville. The two work at Cardinal Peak and were working as part of company volunteer day. [Paul Aiken / Times-Call]

CU Boulder students going hungry: ‘This really is a problem’

by Cassa Niedringhaus Times-Call December 17, 2018

University of Colorado students are going hungry, but nobody is sure how many. University officials do not yet have an estimate, and local service providers see and serve students but do not track their numbers. They are in agreement, though: Food insecurity affects University of Colorado students, ...

Photo: Long lines as Food Bank of the Rockies distributes food to older residents at their Montbello warehouse, Dec. 15, 2018. [Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite]

Denver-area seniors have increasing hunger needs — and it can be hard to ask for help

by Donna Bryson Denverite December 17, 2018

As they age, hunger is booming among baby boomers. Feeding America, a nonprofit that links food banks and pantries across the country and conducts research on hunger and poverty, estimates that the rate of hunger among Americans aged 60 and older has increased by 45 percent since 2001....

Food for the holidays: SNAP develops special produce program for December and the New Year

by West Hawaii Today West Hawaii Today December 17, 2018

In North and West Hawaii, over 3,000 new households have increased their access to food by enrolling in the Supplemental Nutrition and Benefits program (SNAP) — up to 8,000 homes from 5,000 at the beginning of the 2018....

Photo: Full bags of groceries. Grocery stores are rare east of the Anacostia River. There’s only one supermarket in Ward 8 and two in Ward 7, neighborhoods with a combined population of about 150,000 people. [Elvert Barnes / Flickr]

New Program Combats Food Deserts With Discounted Rides To Southeast Grocery Stores

by Sasha-Ann Simons WAMU December 11, 2018

In Washington, DC, a new program aims to help residents in living in food deserts by providing discounted rides to grocery stores....

Northwest Arkansas Hunger Relief, Inc. Provides Aid to Other Agencies Battling Hunger

by Nate Kuester Fox 24 December 11, 2018

Northwest Arkansas Hunger Relief, Inc. is hyper focused on making a difference with the 25 agencies it supports....

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....

  • 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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