United States

Residents of Puerto Rico facing long recovery after Hurricane Maria (Photo AP)

Puerto Rico emerges from storm; water and some food scarce

by Ben Fox AP via ABC September 27, 2017

Most food stores and restaurants remain closed, largely because power is out for most of the island and few have generators or enough diesel to power them. The shops that were open Monday had long lines outside and vast empty shelves where they once held milk, meat and other perishables. Drinking wa...

Photo: Stephanie Sakho and her son, Momo, 1, near their Southwest Philadelphia home (Elizabeth Robertson)

Childhood hunger in North Philadelphia more than triples in 10 years

by Alfred Lubrano The Philadelphia Inquirer September 19, 2017

Childhood hunger in North Philadelphia increased from 3.1% in 2006 to 9.7% in 2016, compared to 8.8% for all US children. Working families struggled with rising housing costs and flat wages in a city where 26 percent of all residents live in poverty, making Philadelphia the poorest of the 10 most po...

Photo: Civil Eats Website

5 Ways Schools Can Boost the Local Food Economy

by Maggie Tauranac Ecocentric via Civil Eats September 19, 2017

This post discusses five different ways that schools can increase the amount of locally procured food they serve students, despite the hurdles of cost and logistics....

Graphic: Prevalence of Hunger by State (United States Department of Agriculture)

Report: Hunger in U.S. Drops to Lowest in a Decade

by Alan Bjerga Bloomberg September 6, 2017

Annual USDA report shows the number of people facing hunger in the U.S. declined last year to the lowest since 2007 as unemployment fell and some states strengthened child-nutrition programs....

Photo: Volunteers assemble Bite2Go bags (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Pilot project promotes food security at schools

by Treva Lind The Spokesman-Review September 5, 2017

A 3-year pilot project measured the impact of providing targeted outreach on-site to elementary school students and families using mobile food banks and nutritional programs....

(Graphic: Senior Hunger in 2015, Washington Post)

Hunger receded after the recession but not for older Americans, U.S. figures show

by Peter Whoriskey Washington Post August 17, 2017

Census survey shows proportion of people over 60 deemed to be "facing hunger" has been on a steady climb that began in 2001 and has plateaued but not dropped in recent years....

Mexican farmworkers harvest lettuce in a field outside of Brawley, Calif (Photo: Sandy Huffaker/AFP/Getty Images)

Op Ed: Farm-To-Table May Feel Virtuous, But It’s Food Labor That’s Ripe For Change

by NPR Andrea Reusing August 2, 2017

Farm-to-table's sincere glow distracts from how the production and processing of even the most pristine ingredients — from field or dock or slaughterhouse to restaurant or school cafeteria — is nearly always configured to rely on cheap labor. Work very often performed by people who are themselve...

Photo: Green Biz

How an urban school’s gardening project healed a community

by Stephen Ritz Green Biz July 31, 2017

"The Power of a Plant" is the inspiring story about how teacher Stephen Ritz incorporated gardening and plants into the curriculum in his South Bronx school, moving the graduation rate of students from 17 percent to 100 percent and improved attendance to 93 percent. ...

Photo Credit: AARP

Meals on Wheels Client Asks Congress to #SaveLunch For Millions of At-Risk Seniors

by PR Newswire Yahoo News July 25, 2017

With Congress in the midst of its annual appropriations debate, Meals on Wheels America launched a video vignette featuring Carol – a real Meals on Wheels client living in Whitehall Township, PA – in an effort to influence the important funding decisions that put millions of seniors at risk. Car...

Why does America have so many hungry kids?

by Thom Patterson CNN June 26, 2017

The United States exports more food than any other country in the world. So why do families with children have trouble getting enough food in such a prosperous nation?...

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    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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