United States

Oldest Americans most focused on reducing food waste

by Science Daily February 16, 2019

The vast majority of Americans are paying attention to reducing food waste with the oldest being the most cognizant, according to the latest Michigan State University (MSU) Food Literacy and Engagement Poll. ...

Food Prescription Program Sends Groceries To Pregnant Moms In Need

by Sarah Fentem St. Louis Public Radio February 5, 2019

A local food bank has teamed up with a north St. Louis hospital to offer a “fresh-food prescription” service for low-income, pregnant mothers. ...

‘I wanted to do more for people than just pray’: Pastor blends faith, farms to end food insecurity in black churches

by Rachel Nania WTOP February 5, 2019

Heber Brown III is a pastor at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church and founder of The Black Church Food Security Network, which connects churches with agricultural initiatives. ...

University of Arizona increasing resources to help hungry students and lower food insecurity — a growing problem across US campuses

by Mikayla Mace Arizona Daily Star January 29, 2019

A report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office said as many as 2 million at-risk college students who were not receiving federal nutrition benefits, such as through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, might be eligible for them. Many of the students at risk...

Food Insecurity: A Look at the Numbers

by Michelle Wong The Labyrinth January 22, 2019

Over 3,000 UC Santa Barbara students visited the Associated Students Food Bank in the 2017-2018 school year, making up approximately 13 percent of the student body, according to the A.S. Food Bank’s annual report. ...

Follow Martin Luther King Jr.’s lead to end hunger and poverty | Opinion

by William Lambers The Tennessean January 21, 2019

Author William Lambers writes: "The basic right of food is essential for achieving freedom and equality for all people. That is why Dr. King, in his speech at the end of the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965, said "March on until no starved man walks the streets of our citie...

Next shutdown victim: School lunches

by Kimberly Hefling and Biance Quilantan Politico January 18, 2019

Schools around the country are making plans to continue feeding students if government reimbursements don't arrive ...

Does Your Box of “Ugly” Produce Really Help the Planet? Or Hurt it?

by Emily Atkin New Republic January 17, 2019

Startups like Hungry Harvest and Imperfect Produce say they're helping to reduce food waste in America. Critics say they're deceiving their customers and making the problem worse. ...

Food pantries providing extra aid for furloughed federal workers

by Ashley Graham WLNS.com January 16, 2019

In Michigan, food banks across the state are tapping into their own resources to provide needed food assistance to furloughed federal workers as the partial government shutdown continues ...

Students are Building Food Recovery Across the U.S.

by Food Tank foodtank.com January 16, 2019

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Executive Director of Food Recovery Network(FRN) Regina Northouse talks about the newest answers to fo...