United States

Halloween for Hunger annual food drive set

by Billings Gazette Billings Gazette October 29, 2018

In Montana, Rocky Mountain College students will collect nonperishable food items from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31 during the annual Halloween for Hunger food drive. Hosted by RMC’s Office of Community Engagement, Halloween for Hunger benefits the Rose Park Elementary School and Family Service of ...

Photo: Joanna Snawder-Manzo, Care Manager at the CSU Monterey Bay Dean of Students Office hands out burritos to CSU Monterey Bay students Bryan Velazquez, Michaela Decker and Dean Pajongvirotjanasakui on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. CSUMB students get a breakfast burrito, juice and/or coffee during a National Food Day event sponsored by the Basic Needs Committee. [Vern Fisher/Monterey Herald]

Otter Eats program alerts students about free food on campus

by Juan Reyes Monterey Herald October 29, 2018

The Basic Needs Initiative group at CSU Monterey Bay recently introduced another new program aimed to alleviate hunger called Otter Eats. The new mobile-based program invites students to show up to the last 20 minutes of campus events to eat leftover food. CSU Monterey Bay students can text the w...

Photo: Packing apples. The college that packs the most bushels will win the competition. [Courtesy WHSV 3]

College students compete to bring hunger awareness

by Marina Barnett WHSV 3 October 25, 2018

Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) is hosting its 12th Annual Virginia Hunger Symposium this week by partnering with the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (BRAFB) to raise hunger awareness. On Wednesday, colleges and universities in the area competed in an apple packing competition at the food bank....

New report sheds sobering light on hunger on college campuses

by Ali Gorman WPVI October 2, 2018

A new report sheds a sobering light on hunger on college campuses. It finds that 35 percent of students at Temple University have gone hungry in the past year and 56 percent at the Community College of Philadelphia say they have found themselves going without a proper meal....

Photo: Sailors sort donated food during a community relations event at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank during Los Angeles Fleet Week, 2018. [U.S. Navy/Danielle Baker]

Advocates Are Building a Plan to Take on Military Hunger

by Amy Bushatz Military.com September 25, 2018

Hunger is a real problem for military families. According to a recent report, about 15 percent of military and veteran family respondents face "food insecurity," the policy language used to describe people who worry about how they are going to feed their families or afford food....

Photo: Dan Giusti (middle) at a cooking “throwdown” at a school in New London, Connecticut. Winter Caplanson/Connecticut Food and Farm

Can This Chef Solve the Problem of School Lunch?

by Sophie Haigney City Lab September 18, 2018

School lunch is a problem that, so far, no one has really solved. Is it possible to cook for hundreds or thousands of kids, with only about $1.25 per head (after labor and equipment costs), following guidelines that mandate exact proportions of protein, carbs, and sugar, and still make it taste good...

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....

Image courtesy City Lab

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....

  • World Hunger Education
    Service
    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.

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