United States

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...

Why our local farmers are heroes

by Sydney Vaught Fairbanks Daily News-Miner May 2, 2018

May 1 was Alaska Agriculture Day. AmeriCorps Vista volunteer, Sydney Vaught, of Breadline Inc., highlights ways that Alaska's local farmers are a major key to alleviating Alaska’s unique issue of food insecurity....

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Interactive Website Illuminates Food Insecurity Across Montgomery County

by Bethany Rodgers Bethesda Magazine May 2, 2018

Montgomery County Maryland launched an interactive online tool that sheds light on food insecurity across the area, highlighting concentrations of need in parts of the county where residents face a high cost of living and can lack mobility and accessibility to food....

Americans Waste About A Pound Of Food A Day, USDA Study Finds

by Christina Troitino Forbes April 28, 2018

A recently published study funded by the United States Department of Agriculture found that American consumers waste about one pound of food per day, or 225-290 pounds per year. This means that roughly 20% of all food put on the plates of Americans is trashed every year, or enough to feed 2 billion ...

Seniors Face Hunger in Colorado

by Annalise Baer Valley Courier April 26, 2018

Senior citizens in the United States often face unique challenges in regards to hunger, but in Colorado's San Luis Valley seniors receive assistance in part through South-Central Colorado Seniors, an “Area Agency on Aging” organization which last year reached 1,900 people....

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