United 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...

(Image: Generosity via feedingamerica.org)

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....

Photo: LA Times

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...

A pedestrian walks through a neighborhood with run down homes on March 6, 2015 in Selma, Alabama. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images)

Alabama has the Worst Poverty in the Developed World, U.N. Official Says

by Carlos Ballesteros Newsweek December 10, 2017

A United Nations official investigating poverty in the U.S. was shocked at the level of environmental degradation in some areas of rural Alabama, saying he had never seen anything like it in the developed world. The tour through Alabama's rural communities is part of a 2-week investigation by the U...

[Photo: Food Tank]

Why Food Waste Can Only Remedy—Not Solve—America’s Hunger Problem

by Lisa Elaine Held Food Tank December 6, 2017

Food Tank interviews author and food security expert Andrew Fisher who argues that it’s time to take a deeper look at what the anti-hunger movement is really achieving in the U.S....

Photo: The Community Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Growtainers [courtesy of Growtainers]

With Vertical Farms, Food Banks are Growing their Own Produce to Fight Hunger

by Jodi Helmer Civil Eats December 6, 2017

Vertical farms allow food banks to grow their own produce with high-tech systems in an effort to fight food insecurity year-round....