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Photo: Patricia Aaron stands on her street in west Jackson, a neighborhood where over one-third of households take in less than $15,000. (Sarah Warnock/Clarion Ledger)

Surviving ‘food apartheid’ in Mississippi’s capital

by Anna Wolf Clarion Ledger November 22, 2017

In a neighborhood where a third of households earn less than US$15,000 a year and 15% are unemployed, finding something to eat takes creativity....

Elementary school ‘share tables’ keep unwanted lunch food out of trash

by Leslie Postal Orlando Sentinel November 21, 2017

As we get closer to #Thanksgiving, ...

Chef Kathleen Blake prepares roasted vegetables and quinoa for 412 Food Rescue’s “Sunday Supper” event. Her restaurant — The Rusty Spoon in Orlando, Florida — has a zero-waste kitchen. Photo by Maranie Staab. (Photo: NEXT Pittsburgh Magazine)

James Beard chefs come to the “rescue” of wasted food in Pittsburgh

by Ryan Rydzewski NEXT Pittsburgh Magazine November 20, 2017

Learn about 412 Food Rescue, the numerically named nonprofit that works to prevent food waste throughout greater Pittsburgh....

Families harvest potatoes at Miller Farms [Image: CBS Denver]

Colorado Farmer Fighting Hunger With Free Harvest

by Melissa Garcia CBS Denver November 13, 2017

The 120 acre Miller Farms in Platteville, Colorado, USA, is packed with potatoes, cabbage, carrots, onions, and a variety of other vegetables. After a fruitful year of growing, the farm’s owner is offering up all of his excess crops to feed families at no cost....

Photo: Food Tank

18 Veterans Programs Feeding the Food Movement

by Food Tank November 10, 2017

This Veterans Day, Food Tank brings you 18 initiatives from around the United States that are working to help veterans...

Alice Waters and José Andrés (Photo: Kris Tripplaar/Washington Post)

Following Puerto Rico, José Andrés says his nonprofit may focus more on relief work

by Tim Carman Washington Post October 29, 2017

After preparing 2 million meals for the people of Puerto Rico, often the only hot food locals had on the island following Hurricane Maria, José Andrés and his nonprofit organization are now looking to expand their mission and focus their efforts on feeding other victims of natural disasters....

Food to the Rescue: Drexel Food Lab

by Yerina Mugica and Alice Henley Natural Resources Defense Council October 26, 2017

Converting surplus food to value-added food products: Case study highlights Drexel University efforts to reduce food waste...

Photo credit Kayla Gahagan, Yes! Magazine

For a Tribe With a Tradition of Sharing, Food Sovereignty Is Complicated Economics

by Kayla Gahagan Yes! Magazine October 9, 2017

South Dakota’s Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate tribal members would rather share their food than sell it. But that gets in the way of building a local cash economy....

Photo: Greg Stegall and Military Share in 2016 [Jim T. Ryan, Perry County Times]

Why so many veterans go hungry — and VA’s new plan to fix it

by Caitlin Dewey Washington Post October 9, 2017

A first-of-its-kind program of the Department of Veterans Affairs will screen all vets who visit its health-care facilities for hunger, asking them whether they've struggled to afford food in the past three months. Many veterans are reluctant to reach out for help and those with disabilities, mental...

Photo: Big food meets skid row (Thomas Krause/Flickr)

Where People Are Actually Going Hungry in Los Angeles

by Dennis Romero LA Weekly October 2, 2017

Los Angeles County, California looked at data from 2002 to 2015, collected as part of an ongoing regional health survey, and found that food insecurity in the region increased, with nearly 1/3 of lower income households affected....

  • 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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