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A Hungry Harvest produce delivery (Photo: Darrow Montgomery)

What Does Ugly Produce’s Newfound Popularity Mean for Food Banks?

by Avery J.C. Kleinman Washington City Paper May 20, 2018

Food banks rely on imperfect fruits and vegetables to feed those in need, but what happens when more for-profit companies want to cash in on ugly produce?...

Photo: St. Mark United Methodist Church member Bill Cole discusses the Snack Pack program whereby area churches and organizations team with Cleburne ISD to address student hunger issues. [Matt Smith/Cleburne Times-Review]

Snack Sacks stave hunger for Texas students

by Matt Smith Cleburne Times-Review May 17, 2018

Business groups, churches and community members have joined together in Cleburne, Texas to provide weekly "snack sacks" to children who might otherwise go hungry on weekends and outside of school hours....

Volunteers with Food for Neighbors, an organization that seeks to help end student hunger in the Herndon community, unpack donated food at Herndon Middle School. (Photo: Debbie Truong/The Washington Post)

‘It’s tragic’: Students go hungry in Northern Virginia

by Debbie Truong Washington Post May 14, 2018

Public school students in Northern Virginia's Fairfax and Loudon counties rely on in-school food pantries....

State survey shows hunger, homelessness a common problem at public colleges

by Scott O’Connell Telegram.com May 13, 2018

Massachusetts’s commissioner of higher education on Friday introduced the “sobering” results of a first-of-its-kind survey that found widespread hunger and homelessness across the state’s public college campuses. According to the Wisconsin HOPE Lab survey, which included 8,333 students, only...

Photo: Bald Eagle [Pennsylvania] Area student Mason Finocchio was named the FFA winner in Home and Community Development. By the time Finocchio graduates this summer, he’ll have generated close to $15,000 for his “Knock out Hunger” initiative. [Abby Drey/Centre Daily Times]

Pennsylvania student raises thousands of dollars to fight hunger

by Abby Drey Centre Daily Times May 12, 2018

Pennsylvania high school student Mason Finocchio, has been trying to put more food in bellies since the fall of 2015, when he took on a hunger challenge delivered to his school through the National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Organization. He launched his "Knock out Hunger" initiative with the g...

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Vermont Foodbank buys local to fight hunger

by Katelyn Barcellos Rutland Herald May 6, 2018

With 7,300 farms operating on 1.2 million acres of Vermont farmland, one might think the harvest would keep hunger at bay in Vermont. But one in eight people struggle with hunger in Vermont, and one in six children still go to bed hungry, according to Feeding America’s website....

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Mississippi still the hungriest state

by Alex Rozier Mississippi Today May 6, 2018

For the eighth straight year, Mississippi has been identified as the most food insecure state in the country, according to a report released this week by Feeding America. More than 600,000 Mississippians, or approximately 20 percent of the state’s residents, had limited or uncertain access to heal...

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Majority of Minnesota State University students are food insecure

by Kristine Goodrich Mankato Free Press May 4, 2018

Nearly two-thirds of Minnesota State University undergrads have experienced food insecurity, a recent survey conducted by sociology students has found. Sixty-four percent of the MSU survey respondents said they could not afford or for other reasons did not always have adequate food to eat during the...

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Report: No Kentucky County Untouched by Hunger

by Mary Kuhlman Public News Service - KY May 3, 2018

According to the "Map the Meal Gap 2018" report, not only does food insecurity exist in every Kentucky county, 30 percent of residents who don't have enough food likely don't qualify for federal nutrition assistance....

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Study offers insight on Indiana hunger issues

by Nick Fiala Rensselaer Republican May 3, 2018

Food Finders Food Bank of Indiana recently announced the release of Map the Meal Gap 2018, the latest report by Feeding America on food insecurity and the cost of food at both the county and congressional district level. Map the Meal Gap 2018 reveals that food insecurity exists in every county in Fo...