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Photo: Columbia Park is one site where the Turlock Unified School District’s Child Nutrition Department will be providing free meals to students Wednesday through July 18. [courtesy The Turlock Journal]

Meal programs ensure student food security over summer

by Angelina Martin The Turlock Journal June 6, 2018

While summer vacation is simply a break from academics for most children, for others the end of school means the end of the daily meals provided by campus cafeterias. Local school districts in California are helping fight the problem of food insecurity and hunger over the summer months, offering bre...

Photo: Growing up, Liam Foley (left) was in charge of dishes and never cooked. He was still able to help chop the onions, though, at a burrito-making project for the poor in San Francisco [Alan Greenblatt/NPR]

A Grass-Roots Effort To Feed The Poor Is Growing, Burrito By Burrito

by Alan Greenblatt NPR June 3, 2018

The Burrito Project in San Francisco, an informal charity that makes and distributes about 500 burritos to the homeless once a month. On May 21, the group celebrated its second anniversary and rolled its 10,000th burrito....

Michigan farm communities raise $7.3 million for world hunger

by Sentinel Staff The Holland Sentinel May 22, 2018

Foods Resource Bank is celebrating the key role Michigan farmers and their communities play in growing lasting solutions to hunger. To date, Michigan “Growing Projects” have raised $7.3 million to help farmers and families in developing countries. ...

Why hunger is still a problem in America (video)

by Aimee Picchi CBS News May 22, 2018

CBS News provides an update to a 1968 video showing hunger and malnutrition in the United States....

Photo: Sister Margaret McKenna, left with Sister Sylvia Strahler, and Gary Robbins discuss the garden at New Jerusalem Now recovery center in North Philadelphia. [Steven M. Falk/Philly.com]

Hunger in Philly: ‘It’s a pain in my belly’

by Alfred Lubrano philly.com May 21, 2018

In North Philadelphia and nearby communities, hunger is too easy to find. Hunger fighters are trying, in ways old and new, to beat back an untiring scourge....

(Photo: Paul J. Richards, AFP/Getty Images)

Save the bees! Lawmakers join the battle to save pollinators

by Kathleen Gray Detroit Free Press May 20, 2018

A pair of Michigan lawmakers introduced bills last week that aim to protect bees and other pollinators that are crucial to Michigan's agriculture industry.  (May 20 is #WorldBeeDay.)...

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...