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Commentary: ‘I’m starving’ means true hunger for too many in Chicago

by Ross Outen Chicago Tribune September 15, 2019

Ross Outten, director of The Friendship Center, a Chicago food pantry, writes that more compassion should be shown to those in need....

Hunger declines, but some fear Trump proposals could reverse the trend

by Alfred Lubrano The Philadelphia Inquirer September 10, 2019

According to the research, 11.1% of U.S. households — about 14 million — were food insecure in 2018, down from 11.8% in 2017. The decrease in food insecurity occurred during President Donald Tr...

Household Food Security in the United States in 2018

by Alisha Coleman-Jensen, Matthew P. Rabbitt, Christian A. Gregory, and Anita Singh USDA Economic Research Service September 4, 2019

An estimated 11.1 percent of U.S. households were food insecure at least some time during the year in 2018, meaning they lacked access to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members. That is down from 11.8 percent in 2017 and from a peak of 14.9 percent in 2011. The prevalence ...

A Summer Meals Hero

by Kent Reporter Staff Kent Reporter August 18, 2019

No Kid Hungry, a national anti-hunger campaign, has chosen Summer Meals supervisor for the Kent School District, Lynne Mayer of Covington, Washington as one of five 2019 Summer Meals Heroes....

Community Action: With 13% of the county struggling with hunger, how to host a food drive in Utah

by Dave Smith Daily Herald August 18, 2019

One in eight people in Utah County struggles with hunger and one in six children face food insecurity. Community Action Services is holding a back-to-school food drive to help their neighbors in need....

The tools to end childhood hunger

by Aya Nance The Union Times August 18, 2019

The Piedmont Physic Garden in Union, South Carolina, will be hosting Cooking Matters classes in partnership with Clemson SNAP-Ed from August 27 to October 1. The course aims to help end childhood hunger by giving families the tools needed to make healthy, affordable food choices....

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The Facts About Food Stamp Fraud

by Simon Constable Forbes August 8, 2019

There's too much misinformation about the U.S. government's food stamp scheme. So after some investigation, here are some facts about the benefit, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)....

We are leaving so much food on farms to just rot in the field

by Eillie Anzilotti Fast Company August 4, 2019

Santa Clara University researchers found that, in California, 33% of food that’s grown is either unharvested or left behind in the fields....

Opinion: Trump’s cuts to food stamps are indefensible, economically and morally

by Karen Dolan Market Watch August 1, 2019

SNAP program reduces poverty better than anything else, with very little fraud...

New State Laws Aim to Combat Food Waste, Hunger

by Kathryn McCann The Press Group July 30, 2019

New Jersey recently passed 10 new laws aimed at stopping food waste and hunger in the state....

  • 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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