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Seniors Face Hunger in Colorado

by Annalise Baer Valley Courier April 26, 2018

Senior citizens in the United States often face unique challenges in regards to hunger, but in Colorado's San Luis Valley seniors receive assistance in part through South-Central Colorado Seniors, an “Area Agency on Aging” organization which last year reached 1,900 people....

Photo: A pop-up food bank on Eastern Washington University’s campus. [courtesy KXLY.com]

EWU introduces food pantries to end student hunger

by Drew Reeves KXLY.com April 25, 2018

In 2016, Eastern Washington University conducted a survey, which found one-third of its students are what is called "food insecure." Now, the university is trying to end the problem of student hunger, introducing new food pantries all around campus with the help of 2nd Harvest....

Image: USDA’s Economic Research Service

Can the Recovery Quench America’s Food Deserts?

by Andrew Soergel U.S. News and World Report April 25, 2018

In a time of seeming prosperity, millions of Americans struggle with food access and security...

Photo: Danielle Blair, an AmeriCorps volunteer, holds a container of food water culled from the donations given to the Care and Share Food Closet in Farmington. [Andree Kehn/Sun Journal]

Danielle Blair: Why not wasting food is important

by Bonnie Washuk Lewiston Sun Journal April 23, 2018

Maine AmeriCorps volunteer Danielle Blair has been working with the United Way and food banks, and finding ways for Franklin County organizations, stores and farms to reduce food waste and food insecurity....

Photo: A grocery store near Detroit’s Wayne State University campus [Omar Abdel-Baqui]

Detroit’s ‘food deserts’ are a burden for many

by Slone Terranella The South End April 23, 2018

Detroit’s growing restaurant scene has sparked dialogue about the lack of grocery stores within the city. The Michigan Department of Agriculture has labeled 19 Detroit neighborhoods as a “food desert," which is a term used to describe an urban area that lacks accessibility to quality and afforda...

Photo: UC Riverside’s R’Pantry is growing with cross-campus support. [courtesy UCR]

Establishing Food Security: It Takes a Village

by Sandra Baltazar Martinez Inside UCR April 22, 2018

University of California Riverside is helping grow the campus food pantry, R'Pantry, with the support of staff, faculty, and students. Using a combination of donated food, a community garden, and cash donations, they serve over a thousand students in need....

Photo: Composting food scraps is one way to reduce food waste, but preventing excess food in the first place is better, says the EPA. [Paul Mansfield Photography/Getty Images]

Grocery Stores Get Mostly Mediocre Scores On Their Food Waste Efforts

by Menaka Wilhelm NPR April 16, 2018

The Center for Biological Diversity and The "Ugly" Fruit and Veg Campaign recently asked the 10 largest U.S. supermarkets how they handle food waste, and gave each store's efforts a letter grade: no store received an A grade....

Let’s Grow Maine: A plan to end hunger by 2020

by Diane Russell and Rep. Scott Hamann Sun Journal April 15, 2018

The U.S. state of Maine can boost food security and support local farmers by purchasing wholesale vegetables and fruit for distribution to families in need....

Photographer Matt Black at work. (Photo: CBS NEWS)

Photographer Matt Black on documenting poverty

by Sara Kugel CBS News April 15, 2018

For the last four years Black has traveled the country, driving nearly 90,000 miles through 46 states, photographing marginalized communities. He calls his project "The Geography of Poverty."  Watch the video to learn more....

(Photo: Wikipedia)

TED Talk: Why Bees Are Disappearing

by Marla Spivak TED Talk April 12, 2018

Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years. So why did colonies recently start dying en masse? ...

  • 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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