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Photo: Items on the shelf at the Cayuga Community College food pantry. [Kevin Rivoli, The Citizen]

Cuomo: All NY public colleges will have food pantries by end of fall semester

by Robert Harding auburnpub.com September 2, 2018

Every State University of New York and City University of New York campus will have a food pantry or similar program by the end of the fall semester, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday....

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Philadelphia Food Scraps to Become Gas to Power Trucks and Buses

by Chris Martin Bloomberg August 30, 2018

Philadelphia’s food scraps may become fuel for buses and trucks, under a plan to build a $120 million anaerobic digester to produce natural gas....

Photo: Food lines the shelves in the ACE Food Pantry at the Baptist Student Foundation on campus. [Helen Coats/Purdue Exponent]

Community in combat with food insecurity

by Helen Coats The Purdue Exponent August 27, 2018

Purdue University's ACE Campus Food Pantry allows anyone with a university ID to pick up food or other donated goods thanks to volunteers and the student farm....

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How the Other Half Eats

by Ariel Aberg-Riger City Lab August 27, 2018

City Lab explores how someone in Manhattan, New York City, can make $1.86 in daily SNAP benefits work in a county where the average low-income meal costs 113% of SNAP....

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Military enlistees struggle with food insecurity

by Jared Aarons WENY News August 23, 2018

With three kids at home, including a newborn, managing a family budget is always a struggle for Theresa Washington and her husband. They're trying to survive on his Navy salary, which, some months, doesn't entirely cover everything....

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Case Western Reserve University researchers trying to find solutions to Cleveland’s hunger problems

by Homa Bash News 5 Cleveland August 21, 2018

Case Western Reserve University researcher Darcy Freedman has received a nearly $1 million grant for a three-year long research project that aims to improve food systems in Cleveland, Ohio....

Image: For many food insecure families, buying healthy food to prepare at home is more expensive than junk food. [Steve Teare]

Fighting ‘Quiet Hunger’ in Every Philadelphia Zip Code

by Alicia Victoria Lozano Broke in Philly August 7, 2018

Food insecurity plagues more than 20 percent of people in Philadelphia and more than 1.6 million people across Pennsylvania. Broke in Philly reports on how people stretch their food budgets in one neighborhood....

Photo: The Beacon Food Forest in Seattle is the largest food forest in the US. [Annabel Clark]

Hungry for change: urban foragers take the law into their own hands

by Jenny Cunningham The Guardian August 7, 2018

While foraging is an ancient art that has taken place in US cities for as long as they’ve existed, the practice has exploded in popularity in recent years. There are some who forage because they struggle to afford food, but that is a small percentage, according to a Johns Hopkins study....

Photo: Wild rice grows along the edges of the Kakagon River in Wisconsin. [Joe Proudman/Courtesy of University of California Davis]

Climate Change Threatens Midwest’s Wild Rice, A Staple For Native Americans

by Rebecca Hersher NPR August 7, 2018

Northern wild rice, also known as manoomin, is a staple food in Ojibwe communities across the Upper Midwest, where it's also used in traditional ceremonies. And, like any wild crop, some years yield more than others, depending on the weather. With harvests decreasing due to extreme weather, states a...

Children in the Buxton summer recreational program eat lunch at Buxton Center Elementary School cafeteria last month. About one in five kids in Maine struggle with food insecurity, more than in any other New England state and more than the average across the United States. [Gregory Rec/Press Herald]

Summer meals take the edge off persistent child hunger in Maine

by Gillian Graham Press Herald August 6, 2018

While the rate of childhood food insecurity – an official measure of hunger – has declined both in the state and nationwide, Maine still has a rate higher than the national average. In 2016, 19.8 percent of Maine children lived with food insecurity. The childhood food insecurity rate for the Uni...

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  • 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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