United States

We are leaving so much food on farms to just rot in the field

by Eillie Anzilotti Fast Company August 4, 2019

Santa Clara University researchers found that, in California, 33% of food that’s grown is either unharvested or left behind in the fields....

Opinion: Trump’s cuts to food stamps are indefensible, economically and morally

by Karen Dolan Market Watch August 1, 2019

SNAP program reduces poverty better than anything else, with very little fraud...

New State Laws Aim to Combat Food Waste, Hunger

by Kathryn McCann The Press Group July 30, 2019

New Jersey recently passed 10 new laws aimed at stopping food waste and hunger in the state....

Natalie’s Everyday Heroes: Hunger Task Force Farm director Matt King

by Natalie Shepherd CBS 58 July 25, 2019

The Hunger Task Force is well-known in the Milwaukee area for feeding people in need. But beyond the canned goods and non-perishable food items, the Hunger Task Force runs a farm in Franklin to make sure people also have access to fresh fruits and vegetables....

Trump administration pursues a rule that would end food stamps for 3.1 million people

by Reuters Reuters July 23, 2019

USDA seeks to change a rule that allows residents of 43 states to automatically enroll in SNAP if they receive money through another safety net program, such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)....

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Climate Crisis Contributes to a Rise in World Hunger, UN Report Says

by Jordan Davidson EcoWatch July 16, 2019

World hunger is on the rise for the third consecutive year after decades of decline, a new United Nations (UN) report says. The climate crisis ranks alongside conflict as the top cause of food shortages that force more than 821 million people worldwide to experience chronic hunger. That number i...

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Community garden blossoms on UMA Bangor campus

by WABI 5 WABI 5 July 15, 2019

Folks from the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine have teamed up with students and faculty at UMA Bangor on a community garden which aims to provide fresh produce to six area food pantries, shelters, and other food security programs....

Saturday outreach aims to increase food security, spread JOY

by Andie Smiley The Daily Reflector July 15, 2019

A new Saturday meal program at Greenville, North Carolina’s nonprofit soup kitchen will help supplement meals provided to area youth during the week, organizers said at a kick-off event for the program....

When summer means hunger, mobile food pantries help close the gap

by Linda Dahlstrom Starbucks Stories and News July 9, 2019

Starbucks Foundation and Feeding America have teamed up with food banks to help fill the summer meal gap with mobile food pantries....

American Samoa governor Lolo requests the USDA to ‘expedite’ release of $18M for nutrition assistance

by Samoa News staff Samoa News July 9, 2019

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With “financial and emotional strain” placed on local farmers since last year’s devastating Tropical Storm Gita, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has requested the US Agriculture Departure to “expedite” release of the $18 million earmarked for American Samoa under fe...