United States

Philabundance announces ambitious program to give people more than food

by Alfred Lubrano Philly.com March 18, 2019

Philabundance, the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania region’s leading hunger-relief agency, provides food for 350 neighborhood pantries, soup kitchens, and other organizations in a nine-county area serving 90,000 people each week. But, like other major food banks across America that are rethinking the se...

Hundreds come together to learn better ways to feed those who deal with food insecurity

by Aaron Cantrell Fox 59 March 18, 2019

In Indiana, the second annual Food Pantry Network Summit was organized to help volunteers and workers improve their food pantries....

School bus delivers free meals to hundreds of children during spring break

by Kimberly Kuizon FOX 13 News March 18, 2019

In Florida, several employees with the Manatee County School District are making sure every child gets fed, even when school is out for spring break....

Minnesota food shelves add ingredients to adapt to diverse clientele

by Maya Rao Star Tribune March 27, 2019

From injera to corn husks to venison, Minnesota food shelves are responding to diverse palates and preferences....

Why Are So Many Farmers Markets Failing? Because The Market Is Saturated

by Jodi Helmer NPR March 18, 2019

Nationwide, the number of farmers markets increased from 2,000 in 1994 to more than 8,600 in 2019, which led to a major problem: There are too few farmers to populate the market stalls and too few customers filling their canvas bags with fresh produce at each market. Reports of farmers markets clos...

In Austin, Food And Tech Industries Connect To Address Food Insecurity

by Danielle Nierenberg Forbes March 12, 2019

The City of Austin has been working hard to address food security in the [East Austin] area, aided by the leadership and advocacy of Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza and Edwin Marty, the city’s food policy manager....

Growth of food deserts hits home for some Savannah communities

by Brittini Ray Savannah Now March 11, 2019

Savannah, Georgia is just one of thousands across the country battling the rapid growth of food deserts as retailers close their doors, leaving residents without viable access to fresh foods and leaving community leaders searching for answers....

Farms aren’t tossing perfectly good produce. You are.

by Sarah Taber Washington Post March 8, 2019

Dr. Sarah Taber writes that "Eating ugly food won't save the world."...

In Dealing With Campus Hunger, One Solution Is to Tell Students Where They Can Get Help

by Zipporah Osei The Chronicle of Higher Education March 4, 2019

A recent report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that in the face of a growing campus hunger problem, many colleges are taking matters into their own hands by starting campus programs like food banks and meal-sharing services....

Hannibal Victory Over Hunger Garden looking for volunteers

by Frank Healy WGEM March 4, 2019

In Missouri, Victory Over Hunger Garden organizers said their garden helps put around 1,000 pounds of fresh produce on the tables of hundreds of families in Hannibal. They said without help from the community, the future of the garden is up in the air....