United States

Partnering With Puerto Rico: New York Forms New Agricultural Trade Partnership

by Paul Post Lancaster Farming August 5, 2018

New York Farm Bureau applauds a new agricultural trade partnership designed to strengthen Puerto Rico’s economy in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria, which ravaged the Caribbean island last year....

Photo: With financial aid declining, many college students can’t afford to eat, studies show, even though about 40 percent are also working. Nearly 1 in 4 college students are parents, which can add to their financial stress. [franckreporter/Getty Images]

For Many College Students, Hunger ‘Makes It Hard To Focus’

by Michelle Andrews NPR July 31, 2018

As students enter college this fall, many will hunger for more than knowledge. Up to half of college students in recent published studies say they either are not getting enough to eat or are worried about it. This food insecurity is most prevalent at community colleges, but it's common at public and...

Generosity Feeds, local volunteers aim to combat high hunger rate

by Marielle Mohs kmov.com July 29, 2018

With 94 percent of children in the St. Louis area struggling with hunger, one of the highest rates in the country, volunteers from Generosity Feeds arrived to help lower that statistic. The group's goal was to pack 10,000 non-perishable meals in two hours Saturday morning....

Photo: NAFMNP, a nonprofit unaffiliated with the government, has offered a temporary solution. [Andrew Burton/Getty Images] 

Farmers’ Market SNAP Crisis Gets ‘Emergency Support,’ But No Long-term Fix

by Hugh Merwin Grub Street July 23, 2018

A nonprofit group will use its own funds to temporarily extend a payment platform that allows SNAP recipients to buy food at thousands of farmers’ markets across the country. In a statement, the National Association of Farmers Market Nutrition Programs announced that it can fund the system for 30 ...

Photo: Volunteers from Cargill in Milwaukee prepare the soil for planting at the Hunger Task Force Farm in Franklin. [Chris Kohley / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

Hunger Task Force runs its own farm

by Crocker Stephenson Milwaukee Journal Sentinel July 20, 2018

In Milwaukee County Wisconsin, Hunger Task Force's farm is producing about a half-million pounds of fruits and vegetables each year. It is a crop worth nearly a million dollars, says Matt King, who is the Hunger Task Force’s farm director, and it is distributed, without cost, to soup kitchens, she...

A food desert is an area where at least a third of residents live more than a mile from a grocery store. [Photo: Shutterstock]

Replenishing a Food Desert, One Store at a Time

by Kate Elizabeth Queram Route Fifty July 18, 2018

In Dayton, a community-owned and operated grocery store will set up shop in the heart of one of Ohio's largest food deserts....

Video: food bank to grow hundreds of fish yearly to feed the hungry

by Chris Lovingood WTAE.com July 11, 2018

In Pennsylvania, a local food bank is taking several pallet tanks, and converting them into a place to grow 480 fish a year and more than 2,800 pounds of greens to give to people in need. The waste from the fish will be used as fertilizer to help the greens grow. This will all take place in four lar...

Photo: The Farmer’s Market at the US Department of Agriculture’s headquarters in Washington, DC [USDA]

Some food stamp recipients may soon lose access to farmers market benefits

by Jane Black and Leah Douglas Washington Post July 9, 2018

Across the US, recipients of USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - sometimes referred to as food stamps - are able to get more by shopping at farmers markets, where the value of their benefits is matched or supplemented by other funds. But a technical issue with the payment proce...

Photo: Abner Stolztfus owns Cedar Dream dairy farm in Peach Bottom, Pa. Last year, Stolztfus decided to invest almost $200,000 in equipment and learned how to make yogurt from scratch. Kimberly Paynter/WHYY]

Struggling Farmers Turn Excess Milk Into Cheese And Yogurt For The Hungry

by Catalina Jaramillo NPR July 3, 2018

Philabundance, a Pennsylvania nonprofit that turns food waste into donations is working with dairy farmers to turn excess milk into cheese and yogurt for the hungry. ...

Public colleges confront student hunger, housing needs over summer

by Scott O’Connell Worcester Telegram July 2, 2018

In Massachusetts, local public colleges and universities are ramping up efforts to provide safety net programs to students over the summer break. This year, all four public colleges in Central Massachusetts have launched or plan to launch new on-campus food pantries as a stopgap measure to help stud...

  • 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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