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Why Food Waste Can Only Remedy—Not Solve—America’s Hunger Problem

by Lisa Elaine Held Food Tank December 6, 2017

Food Tank interviews author and food security expert Andrew Fisher who argues that it’s time to take a deeper look at what the anti-hunger movement is really achieving in the U.S....

Photo: The Community Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Growtainers [courtesy of Growtainers]

With Vertical Farms, Food Banks are Growing their Own Produce to Fight Hunger

by Jodi Helmer Civil Eats December 6, 2017

Vertical farms allow food banks to grow their own produce with high-tech systems in an effort to fight food insecurity year-round....

Ryan Learakos, right, with Waste Not OC Coalition, delivers food to Mary’s Kitchen a nonprofit in Orange on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. [Photo: Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG]

How a California organization uses discarded food to help solve hunger

by Jonathan Winslow The Orange County Register December 5, 2017

This year, nearly 11.5 million pounds of excess food in Orange County, California, normally headed toward the garbage bin, went instead to help those struggling with food insecurity, thanks to a model developed by the Waste Not OC Coalition and refined by its executive director, Mike Learakos....

Hunger Fighters Interview: Alex Hart

by Hunger Notes November 28, 2017

Biographic Snapshot: Alex Hart is a Program Manager, National Capital for Rise Against Hunger, an organization that works to alleviate hunger in the USA during climate crises and overseas. Alex was involved in a recent volunteer event in McLean, Virginia to assemble food/soup packa...

Hunger Fighters Interview: Jessica McClard

by Hunger Notes November 28, 2017

Hunger Fighters Interview: Jessica McClard This is part of a series we are doing about real people who are working to fight hunger and poverty around the world. Biographic Snapshot: Jessica McClard is a 42-yr-old native Arkansan and resident of Fayet...

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New Study Finds That 4.2 Million Kids Experience Homelessness Each Year

by Leila Fadel & Ariana Figueroa NPR November 28, 2017

4.2 million young people experience unaccompanied homelessness in the course of a year, according to a new study from the University of Chicago; 1 in 30 teens experience some type of homelessness and it's more common the older you get...

GLEANERS work to gather food at Trout Lake Farm this fall. [Photo: Janeal Booren, Washington Gorge Action Program]

Gleaning: Where surplus and hunger meet

by Hood River News Hood River News November 27, 2017

Volunteers at the Columbia Gorge Gleaning Project connect those experiencing hunger to local, farm-fresh produce....

As legacy brands lag, food companies have two options: Change to compete or buy up the new brands that are already growing rapidly. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The Big Washington Food Fight

by Helena Bottemiller Evich and Catherine Boudreau Politico November 27, 2017

This article shows how insider changes in Washington power structures could impact the nutrition of US food....

Photo: Patricia Aaron stands on her street in west Jackson, a neighborhood where over one-third of households take in less than $15,000. (Sarah Warnock/Clarion Ledger)

Surviving ‘food apartheid’ in Mississippi’s capital

by Anna Wolf Clarion Ledger November 22, 2017

In a neighborhood where a third of households earn less than US$15,000 a year and 15% are unemployed, finding something to eat takes creativity....

Elementary school ‘share tables’ keep unwanted lunch food out of trash

by Leslie Postal Orlando Sentinel November 21, 2017

As we get closer to #Thanksgiving, ...

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