United States

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....

USDA launches pilot program allowing SNAP recipients to shop for groceries online

by Sarah Perez Tech Crunch April 20, 2019

During a two-year pilot program, those receiving SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits — often referred to as “food stamps” — will be able to shop for groceries from online retailers, including Walmart, Amazon and, soon, ShopRite and others. The pilot is live in New York ...

How going hungry affects children for their whole lives

by Chris Baraniuk Mosaic Science April 20, 2019

Food poverty is on the rise in rich countries. And evidence suggests the impact can last for years afterwards. ...

University of Louisiana food pantry is officially open for business, helping fight food insecurity

by Advocate Staff Report The Acadiana Advocate April 16, 2019

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette recently opened a food pantry to help fight food insecurity among students. Campus Cupboard is a free resource for students and staff who require short-term help to meet their food needs. The pantry began operating in November, but celebrated its grand ope...

FDA, USDA, EPA Announce Strategy To ‘Win On Reducing Food Waste’

by Dana Gunders Forbes April 16, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a federal interagency strategy to address food waste. The announcement follows a Presidential Message acknowledging the month of April as Winning on...

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