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TED Talk: Why Bees Are Disappearing

by Marla Spivak TED Talk April 12, 2018

Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years. So why did colonies recently start dying en masse? ...

Caleb Torres, a George Washington University student, regularly skipped meals his freshman year because he didn’t have enough money to buy food. [Photo by Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post]

The hidden crisis on college campuses: 36 percent of students don’t have enough to eat

by Caitlin Dewey The Washington Post April 3, 2018

According to a first-of-its-kind survey released Tuesday by researchers at Temple University and the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, 36 percent of US students at 66 surveyed colleges and universities do not get enough to eat, and a similar number lack a secure place to live....

The “Garden Angels” [Photo: Rachel Von/The Journal Gazette]

Hunger relief project plots out plans for urban garden

by Rosa Salter Rodriguez The Journal Gazette April 2, 2018

About 30 “garden angels” gathered for breakfast to start planning this year's growing season for the Fort Wayne Urban Farm's Hunger Relief Project. “Garden angels” are what organizer Ephraim Smiley calls the helpers at the farm's 17 acres of fresh produce plots at Fellowship Missionary Churc...

Food Deserts in America

by Tulane School of Social Work March 31, 2018

Did you know 2.3 million Americans do not own a car and live over a mile from a supermarket? Check out this infographic and blog on food deserts from Tulane's School of Social Work to learn more....

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Afterschool suppers are a game-changer for reducing childhood hunger

by James Weill and Jodi Grant The Hill March 29, 2018

Nearly 1.1 million low-income children benefited from federally-supported afterschool suppers in October 2016. For many low-income children, the suppers offered at afterschool programs through the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program help stave off hunger until they eat a school breakfast the n...

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SNAP Decisions: UConn Study Counters Food Stamp Misconceptions

by Elaina Hancock UConn Today March 27, 2018

A study by a researcher at the University of Connecticut’s Zwick Center for Food and Resource Policy has found that, contrary to widely held beliefs, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, does not encourage poor eating habits but actually causes a tangible decrease in the proport...

Margie Ferris-Morris, board director and chairperson of World Hunger Education Service in Washington, D.C., spoke about hunger and solidarity with the poor at Marymount University’s Hunger Banquet. (Photo: Alexandria News)

Marymount University Hunger Banquet Raises Funds For St. Lucy Project

by Alexandria News March 10, 2018

World Hunger Education Service Board Director was in the news! She spoke at Marymount University about about national and world hunger....

Op-Ed: International Women’s Day and food security

by William Lambers York Dispatch March 6, 2018

William Lambers, author of Ending World Hunger, advocates for school meal programs in the developing world...

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Welcome to the Age of Climate Migration

by Jeff Goodell Rolling Stone March 3, 2018

"After Harvey, one study found that 30 percent of residents in flooded areas had fallen behind on their rent or mortgage. One in four respondents said they were having problems paying for food...Climate change is going to mean gentrification. And it's going to mean inequity."...

‘Women Ending Hunger’ March Challenge at Virginia Food Bank

by Elise Brown WVEC March 2, 2018

The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore started its "Women Ending Hunger Challenge." With donations slow after the holidays and during the summer, the friendly competition will help meet the need for food for 42,000 children in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia....