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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....

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...

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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....