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In the race for Indianapolis mayor, ‘food apartheid’ emerges as an issue

by Amy Bartner Indianapolis Star June 23, 2019

The phrase food apartheid is being increasingly used in place of food desert as a way to emphasize the underlying racism in determining where grocery stores are opened and sustained. Candidates for mayor of Indianapolis, Indiana, are highlighting this issue in their campaigns....

Wonderful opportunity: Summer feeding programs fill the hunger gap for youth

by Richmond Register Editorial Richmond Register June 23, 2019

In Madison County, Kentucky, there are several summer feeding programs ready to lend a helping hand -- the Madison County Schools' Summer Food Service Program and Berea Kids Eat by Grow Appalachia and Berea College - to young people experiencing hunger....

Frenship ‘Tiger Bites’ program aims to combat child food insecurity during summer

by A-J Media Lubbock Avalanche Journal June 23, 2019

In Lubbock, Texas, the Frenship school district has teamed up with partners to provide food to children throughout the summer....

Little Free Pantries are like Little Free Libraries — but with food

by Hannah Natanson Washington Post June 19, 2019

At least once a day, Matthew Nordon drives by the Little Free Pantry in Lexington Park, Md....

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To Combat Food Waste, These Brooklyn Businesses Teamed Up to Brew Bagel Beer

by Anna Ben Yehuda Rahmanan Fortune June 11, 2019

Two Brooklyn businesses have teamed up to create beer from leftover bagels.  Black Seed Bagels and Folksbier Brauerei hope to eliminate some food waste while providing delicious local products....

To Reduce Food Waste, FDA Urges ‘Best If Used By’ Date Labels

by Allison Aubrey NPR May 30, 2019

In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration is changing food labels to discourage food waste....

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Maine to draw up plan to eliminate food insecurity by 2030

by Associated Press 13 WGME May 30, 2019

Maine is set to draw up a plan to eliminate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition in the state by 2030....

TRASHED: Leftovers in the landfill lead to food-waste problem for DC region

by Rachel Nania WTOP May 30, 2019

In the United States capital region, local governments are creating programs to help deal with food waste....

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MAZON Congressional Briefing Addresses Hunger Crisis In Rural America

by PR Newswire Yahoo! Finance May 21, 2019

MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger held a congressional briefing "Local Perspectives on Hunger in Rural America" on Thursday, May 16, 2019 with its Emerging Advocacy Fund (EAF) partners representing the most food-insecure states in the nation. The briefing pro...

How one Atlanta startup solved the biggest problem in food waste recovery

by Emma Cosgrove Forbes May 21, 2019

Goodr is a two-year-old startup that provides restaurants, airports, convention centers and other food service operations with a blockchain-based digital platform to track surplus food and a food waste recovery service. Essentially, Goodr offers insights to help food businesses reduce waste, and the...

  • 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.

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