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Photo: Grocery retailers across the country are preparing for a potential onslaught of SNAP shoppers beginning next week, and making sure they have enough food stocked and employees on hand to handle the volume. [Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images]

Billions in food stamp payments to come early because of shutdown

by Helena Bottemiller Evich Politico January 12, 2019

The partial government shutdown, hours away from becoming the longest in U.S. history, means that millions of low-income Americans are about to get their February food stamps a few weeks early — an unprecedented payout of billions of dollars in benefits that has states and...

Photo: Jackie Rallis, kitchen manager at Windham High School, shows the menu of the day: street tacos with marinated bean salad and slaw [Patty Wight/Maine Public]

This Maine School Makes Nutritious Lunches So Tasty, Parents Ask For Recipes

by Patty Wight Maine Public Radio January 11, 2019

One school in Maine serves 3,000 meals a day to students who are hungry for nutrition ...

Photo: Leftover food — several tons of it — sits piled up before being processed into “bio-slurry” at a facility in New York in August. [Steven Groves/Associated Press]

Ignore the expiration date How ‘sell by’ standards promote food waste

by Amy Crawford Boston Globe January 11, 2019

http://apps.bostonglobe.com/ideas/graphics/2018/11/the-next-bite/the-store/ Boston Globe reporter Amy Crawford explores some of the ...

In this Friday, March 17, 2017, file photo, a sign advertises a program that allows food stamp recipients to use their EBT cards to shop at a farmer’s market in Topsham, Maine. A proposal to curtail the nation’s food stamp program would pinch families struggling to pay for groceries and ripple through other areas of the economy, including supermarkets and discounters. [Robert F. Bukaty/AP]

U.S. Department of Agriculture moves to tighten restrictions on food stamps

by Juliet Linderman USA Today December 20, 2018

The Trump administration is setting out to do what this year’s farm bill didn’t: tighten work requirements for millions of Americans who receive federal food assistance....

Photo: Chris Herrinton, left and Bernard Vachon, volunteers at Community Food Share, inspect potatoes on Nov. 29 in Louisville. The two work at Cardinal Peak and were working as part of company volunteer day. [Paul Aiken / Times-Call]

CU Boulder students going hungry: ‘This really is a problem’

by Cassa Niedringhaus Times-Call December 17, 2018

University of Colorado students are going hungry, but nobody is sure how many. University officials do not yet have an estimate, and local service providers see and serve students but do not track their numbers. They are in agreement, though: Food insecurity affects University of Colorado students, ...

Photo: Long lines as Food Bank of the Rockies distributes food to older residents at their Montbello warehouse, Dec. 15, 2018. [Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite]

Denver-area seniors have increasing hunger needs — and it can be hard to ask for help

by Donna Bryson Denverite December 17, 2018

As they age, hunger is booming among baby boomers. Feeding America, a nonprofit that links food banks and pantries across the country and conducts research on hunger and poverty, estimates that the rate of hunger among Americans aged 60 and older has increased by 45 percent since 2001....

Food for the holidays: SNAP develops special produce program for December and the New Year

by West Hawaii Today West Hawaii Today December 17, 2018

In North and West Hawaii, over 3,000 new households have increased their access to food by enrolling in the Supplemental Nutrition and Benefits program (SNAP) — up to 8,000 homes from 5,000 at the beginning of the 2018....

Photo: Full bags of groceries. Grocery stores are rare east of the Anacostia River. There’s only one supermarket in Ward 8 and two in Ward 7, neighborhoods with a combined population of about 150,000 people. [Elvert Barnes / Flickr]

New Program Combats Food Deserts With Discounted Rides To Southeast Grocery Stores

by Sasha-Ann Simons WAMU December 11, 2018

In Washington, DC, a new program aims to help residents in living in food deserts by providing discounted rides to grocery stores....

Northwest Arkansas Hunger Relief, Inc. Provides Aid to Other Agencies Battling Hunger

by Nate Kuester Fox 24 December 11, 2018

Northwest Arkansas Hunger Relief, Inc. is hyper focused on making a difference with the 25 agencies it supports....

Photo: Many children rely on school meals for nutrition, advocates say. [Getty Images]

One in six children in America live in fear of hunger

by Kari Paul Marketwatch December 5, 2018

One in 10 adults (nearly 15 million people) and one in six children in the U.S. have gone to bed hungry at some point in the past 3 years, according to a report from anti-hunger nonprofit Hunger Free America released Wednesday....

  • 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.

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