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The US food system is killing Americans

by Akash Goel, Michel Nischan, Bill Frist and Tom Colicchio CNN August 3, 2020

The authors argue that now is the time to transform food security programs into nutrition security programs...

Nearly 30 million Americans told the Census Bureau they didn’t have enough to eat last week

by Dakin Andone CNN August 2, 2020

This week the US Census Bureau published results of a survey in which nearly 30 million out of 249 million respondents said they did not have enough to eat at some point in the week before July 21. It was the highest number of people reporting insufficient food since the Census started tracking that...

‘It’s insane’: Millions of kids could lose access to free meals if this program expires

by HELENA BOTTEMILLER EVICH and JUAN PEREZ JR. Politico July 28, 2020

Families haven’t had to prove their income in recent months, but the Trump administration hasn’t extended that flexibility....

City Compost Programs Boost Food Security and Social Justice

by The Conversation EcoWatch June 14, 2020

Municipal composting programs help reduce food waste, boost soil health, and support food security....

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SF soda tax funds find new purpose: fighting hunger during COVID-19 pandemic

by Justin Phillips San Francisco Chronicle June 13, 2020

To provide emergency relief to people struggling to afford food during the pandemic, San Francisco is using $1.65 million from its soda tax to bolster local programs feeding vulnerable communities in the city....

US food prices see historic jump and are likely to stay high

by David Pitt Associated Press May 30, 2020

Overall, the cost of food bought to eat at home skyrocketed by the most in 46 years, and analysts caution that meat prices in particular could remain high as slaughterhouses struggle to maintain production levels while implementing procedures intended to keep workers healthy....

UMD Community Garden Becomes Necessity During Pandemic

by Tracee Wilkins NBC 4 Washington May 12, 2020

The University of Maryland’s community garden was a teaching tool that has now become a necessity for people in need amid the coronavirus pandemic. The fresh vegetables and herbs grown there are distributed at the school’s free food pantr...

The COVID-19 crisis has already left too many children hungry in America

by Lauren Bauer Brookings Institution May 6, 2020

The Brookings Institution found an increase in child hunger during the coronavirus pandemic...

New York State Farmers donate 34,000+ pounds of milk, beef and produce to NYC families in need

by Ala Errebhi WKBW May 5, 2020

The Northeast Dairy Producers Association announced that farms and co-ops across Upstate New York have donated more than 34,000 pounds of milk, beef, fruit and vegetables to fellow New Yorkers in need....

Pandemic EBT Will Allow More Than 319,000 Maryland SNAP Households to Put Food on the Table

by Jordan Baker Maryland Hunger Solutions April 29, 2020

Maryland families who are impacted by the loss of free or reduced-price school meals during the mandated school closure are getting additional funds for food purchases...