United States

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Prison food is making U.S. inmates disproportionately sick

by H. Claire Brown and Joe Fassler The New Food Economy January 8, 2018

According to a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), published in the American Journal of Public Health, correctional inmates are 6.4 times more likely to suffer from a food-related illness than the general population....

A college student selecting groceries from an on-campus food pantry [Photo: Dan Speicher, Trib Review]

New York governor calls for food pantries at all public colleges

by Jamie Martines Pittsburgh Tribune Review January 3, 2018

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling for all state universities to provide physical food pantries on campus or provide other means for students in need to receive food, making New York the first state to require every public campus to have a food pantry....

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Children in charter schools shouldn’t go hungry

by Eve Rifkin The Hill December 26, 2017

Only three US States and the District of Columbia require public charter schools to provide meals to needy students and current policy regarding which schools are required to provide meals for poor students is left entirely up to the states. ...

South Carolina organization prepares for Childhood Hunger Rally Week

by Rebecca Cross SC Now Morning News December 26, 2017

South Carolina's Help 4 Kids encourages food donations during Childhood Hunger Rally Week, January 14 - 21....

The Propel team (Photo: Tammy Kwan)

This App Helps Food Stamps Last Longer And Recipients Avoid Going Hungry

by Anne Field Forbes December 26, 2017

Startup, Propel, introduced an app that allows people receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)--the official name for the food stamp program-- to check their balances over their smart phones, do budgeting and look for discounts at stores....

Leslie Bacho [Photo courtesy Second Harvest Food Bank]

Many Silicon Valley residents at risk of hunger

by Leslie Bacho The Mercury News December 20, 2017

Leslie Bacho, CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo (California) counties, writes that nearly 720,000 people in that region are at risk for hunger....

Photo: Pittsburgh’s Hill District Shop’n’Save Supermarket [Keith Hodan/Trib Total Media]

Residents’ health, food security improved following grocery store’s opening

by Matthew Santoni Pittburgh Tribune-Review December 19, 2017

A study showed that residents of a low-income Pittsburgh neighborhood experienced improved health and food security following the long-awaited opening of a full-service supermarket, especially compared to other neighborhoods with similar demographics...

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One in 5 Philadelphians suffers from food insecurity

by Emily Taylor Generosity December 14, 2017

According to Feeding America’s 2017 “Map the Meal Gap” project, more than 1.6 million people in Pennsylvania suffer from food insecurity.  Philadelphia ranks 10th on Feeding America’s top 10 hungriest counties....

Photo: A share table at a Connecticut school  [Michael Melia/AP]

Schools fighting hunger with “share tables”

by Mariah Medina KSAT San Antonio December 13, 2017

Schools are fighting hunger with "share tables" which allow students to donate fruit and snacks for other students....

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José Andrés is feeding Californians displaced by violent wildfires

by Taylor Rock LA Times December 10, 2017

When Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico, José Andrés quickly became the face of disaster relief efforts. On November 26, the humanitarian-chef announced he'd served over 3 million meals to citizens in need. Andrés will continue to feed Puerto Rico through Christmas with his nonprofit Worl...