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[Photo: Keith Williamson, Flickr]

Food made from ‘ugly’ produce could be a beautiful business opportunity

by Cassie Chew Food Dive January 12, 2018

A growing number of manufacturers are meeting consumer demand for mission-based, sustainable and plant-based food by developing products made from "ugly" produce....

Mazon’s “This is Hunger” truck/exhibit [Photo/Courtesy Mazon]

“This is Hunger” truck on exhibit in California

by J.Staff The Jewish News of Northern California January 9, 2018

The traveling, interactive exhibit put on by Mazon, a Jewish advocacy and policy group working to end hunger in this country and Israel, has visited more than 50 cities on its 16-month tour in the US ...

Photo: Philip Cohen via New Food Economy

Prison food is making U.S. inmates disproportionately sick

by H. Claire Brown and Joe Fassler The New Food Economy January 8, 2018

According to a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), published in the American Journal of Public Health, correctional inmates are 6.4 times more likely to suffer from a food-related illness than the general population....

A college student selecting groceries from an on-campus food pantry [Photo: Dan Speicher, Trib Review]

New York governor calls for food pantries at all public colleges

by Jamie Martines Pittsburgh Tribune Review January 3, 2018

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling for all state universities to provide physical food pantries on campus or provide other means for students in need to receive food, making New York the first state to require every public campus to have a food pantry....

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Children in charter schools shouldn’t go hungry

by Eve Rifkin The Hill December 26, 2017

Only three US States and the District of Columbia require public charter schools to provide meals to needy students and current policy regarding which schools are required to provide meals for poor students is left entirely up to the states. ...

South Carolina organization prepares for Childhood Hunger Rally Week

by Rebecca Cross SC Now Morning News December 26, 2017

South Carolina's Help 4 Kids encourages food donations during Childhood Hunger Rally Week, January 14 - 21....

The Propel team (Photo: Tammy Kwan)

This App Helps Food Stamps Last Longer And Recipients Avoid Going Hungry

by Anne Field Forbes December 26, 2017

Startup, Propel, introduced an app that allows people receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)--the official name for the food stamp program-- to check their balances over their smart phones, do budgeting and look for discounts at stores....

Leslie Bacho [Photo courtesy Second Harvest Food Bank]

Many Silicon Valley residents at risk of hunger

by Leslie Bacho The Mercury News December 20, 2017

Leslie Bacho, CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo (California) counties, writes that nearly 720,000 people in that region are at risk for hunger....

Photo: Pittsburgh’s Hill District Shop’n’Save Supermarket [Keith Hodan/Trib Total Media]

Residents’ health, food security improved following grocery store’s opening

by Matthew Santoni Pittburgh Tribune-Review December 19, 2017

A study showed that residents of a low-income Pittsburgh neighborhood experienced improved health and food security following the long-awaited opening of a full-service supermarket, especially compared to other neighborhoods with similar demographics...

(Image: Generosity via feedingamerica.org)

One in 5 Philadelphians suffers from food insecurity

by Emily Taylor Generosity December 14, 2017

According to Feeding America’s 2017 “Map the Meal Gap” project, more than 1.6 million people in Pennsylvania suffer from food insecurity.  Philadelphia ranks 10th on Feeding America’s top 10 hungriest counties....

  • 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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