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Black poverty differs from white poverty

by Emily Badger Washington Post August 13, 2015

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Coke funds scientists who shift blame for obesity away from bad diets

by Anahad Carter New York Times August 9, 2015

Coca-Cola, the world’s largest producer of sugary beverages, is backing a new “science-based” solution to the obesity crisis: To maintain a healthy weight, get more exercise and worry less about cutting calories....

A year after Ferguson, housing segregation defies tools to erase it

by John Eligon New York Times August 8, 2015

ST. LOUIS — When she tore open the manila envelope on a sweltering morning in early June, Crystal Wade thought she had unlocked her ticket to freedom. “The St. Louis Housing Authority is pleased to inform you,” the letter read, “that you have been determined eligible to participate in our Ho...

U.S. food aid: Charity begins at home. More than 60 years after the U.S. Food for Peace program was launched, vested interests continue to hinder refo...

by IRIN News July 30, 2015

The owners of US ships responsible for delivering food aid are now in line to receive millions of dollars in new subsidies as a result of proposed reform, news reports say. Under current law, almost all American food aid – worth around $1.8 billion in 2014 – must be purchased in the United State...

How Americans can lose a lot of weight without giving up a single calorie

by Lenny Bernstein Washington Post July 27, 2015

You've heard for years that the French and Japanese are much thinner than Americans because their diets are so much better than ours. A new mathematical model assesses why that is and how much thinner Americans could be if they changed their eating habits....

Fast-food workers and supporters gathered in Manhattan to watch a live video of the wage board’s decision. The governor hailed it as an example of New York’s progressiveness. Photo: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

New York plans $15-an-hour minimum wage for fast food

by Patrick McGeehan New York Times July 22, 2015

The labor protest movement that fast-food workers in New York City began nearly three years ago has led to higher wages for workers all across the country. On Wednesday, it paid off for the people who started it....

Presidential candidates answer: How will you help the hungry and poor?

by Vinnie Rotondaro National Catholic Reporter July 22, 2015

A Christian group against poverty and hunger called Circle of Protection has asked U.S. presidential candidates a simple question: "What would you do as president to offer help and opportunity to hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world?" ...

National push for $15 minimum wage hits home for U.S. Senate workers

by Mike DeBonis Washington Post July 21, 2015

Errol Baker left his job at the Washington Hilton in 2004 after 12 years to pursue what he thought would be a better life working at the U.S. Capitol.“I thought I was going to be working in a better environment,” he said. “I’d get to meet senators and congressmen and movie stars. I was very ...

The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance calls churches and individuals to join in a world-wide “zero hunger” challenge

by Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church July 10, 2015

Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (EAA), an initiative of the World Council of Churches (WCC), is calling churches and individuals to join in a world-wide “zero hunger” challenge....

  • World Hunger Education
    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.