United States

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...

Frances Davidson, noted international expert in nutrition dies

by Margie Ferris Morris, Chair, WHES May 14, 2019

Frances Davidson, an international expert in nutrition passed away Sunday May 12, 2019 in Washington, DC after a sudden and severe brain aneurysm. Hunger Notes conducted an interview with Frances in 2012 after she retired from working with the United States Agency for International Development (U...

Denver launches Food Waste Pilot Program with 9 participating local restaurants

by Stephanie Butzer The Denver Channel.com April 30, 2019

The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) will launch its Food Was...

Iowa Youth Institute Encourages Students to Focus on World Hunger

by Roger Riley 13 WHO tv.com April 29, 2019

The Iowa Youth Institute held its eighth annual meeting at Iowa State University. The students spent part of the day in round table discussion with mentors from the community helping them to think about hunger issues from a global perspective....