United States

America is suffering its worst hunger crisis in decades. Here’s how to fix the problem.

by Mike Johanns, Tom Vilsack and Rajiv J. Shah USA Today October 22, 2020

Mike Johanns, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 2005 to 2007; Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 2009 to 2017; and Dr. Rajiv J. Shah, administrator of U.S. Agency for International Development from 2010 to 2015, write in this opinion piece that there are key ways the U.S. should addres...

SNAP benefit increase takes effect

by USDA Food and Nutrition Service Morning Ag Clips October 13, 2020

The previously announced 5.3% cost of living increase to the maximum benefit amounts for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) took effect Oct. 1st, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminded. As a result, SNAP households will likely see an increase in their benefits starting ...

Food Insecurity In The U.S. By The Numbers

by Christianna Silva NPR September 29, 2020

With COVID-19 continuing to spread, and millions of Americans still out of work, one of the nation's most urgent problems has only grown worse: hunger....

Food insecurity, demand on Syracuse University pantries rise due to pandemic’s financial tolls

by Maggie Hicks The Daily Orange September 8, 2020

Now that in-person instruction has resumed at Syracuse University, Syeisha Byrd expects the number of students who access on-campus food pantries to increase. The South Campus food pantry served 158 students in April, a spike that decreased to 35 students monthly for the rest of the summer. But n...

Hunger in America; A Photographic Journey through America

by Brenda Ann Kenneally, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc and Tim Arango, Photos by Amy Kellner and Rory Walsh New York Times Magazine September 3, 2020

The New York Times Magazine has put together a photographic journey visiting families affected by hunger during this Coronavirus Pandemic....

Building a Black Food Sovereignty Movement in Baltimore

by Katie Howell Food Tank August 25, 2020

Based in Baltimore, Maryland, the Black Yield Institute is a Pan-African power institution working toward Black land and food sovereignty. With self-determination as a guiding principle, Black Yield Institute works to bring together Black institutions and Black-owned businesses to define and govern ...

A Biblical Surge of Miscommunication

by August 11, 2020

On Language: In the popular media, including otherwise-intelligent talking heads and world leaders have invented new pretentious, uses for words that have little actual meaning.  Chief among these are:  "surge," "spike", "epicenter" and "biblical proportions." For example: the head ...

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


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

  • World Hunger Education
    P.O. Box 29015
    Washington, D.C. 20017
  • 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.