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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...

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How Hydroponic School Gardens Can Cultivate Food Justice, Year-Round

by Robin Lloyd NPR July 7, 2019

Teens for Food Justice, a 6-year-old nonprofit organization has worked with community partners to train students at Brownsville Collaborative and two other schools in low-income neighborhoods in New York City to become savvy urban farmers and consumers....

In the race for Indianapolis mayor, ‘food apartheid’ emerges as an issue

by Amy Bartner Indianapolis Star June 23, 2019

The phrase food apartheid is being increasingly used in place of food desert as a way to emphasize the underlying racism in determining where grocery stores are opened and sustained. Candidates for mayor of Indianapolis, Indiana, are highlighting this issue in their campaigns....

Wonderful opportunity: Summer feeding programs fill the hunger gap for youth

by Richmond Register Editorial Richmond Register June 23, 2019

In Madison County, Kentucky, there are several summer feeding programs ready to lend a helping hand -- the Madison County Schools' Summer Food Service Program and Berea Kids Eat by Grow Appalachia and Berea College - to young people experiencing hunger....

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Frenship ‘Tiger Bites’ program aims to combat child food insecurity during summer

by A-J Media Lubbock Avalanche Journal June 23, 2019

In Lubbock, Texas, the Frenship school district has teamed up with partners to provide food to children throughout the summer....

Little Free Pantries are like Little Free Libraries — but with food

by Hannah Natanson Washington Post June 19, 2019

At least once a day, Matthew Nordon drives by the Little Free Pantry in Lexington Park, Md....

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To Combat Food Waste, These Brooklyn Businesses Teamed Up to Brew Bagel Beer

by Anna Ben Yehuda Rahmanan Fortune June 11, 2019

Two Brooklyn businesses have teamed up to create beer from leftover bagels.  Black Seed Bagels and Folksbier Brauerei hope to eliminate some food waste while providing delicious local products....

To Reduce Food Waste, FDA Urges ‘Best If Used By’ Date Labels

by Allison Aubrey NPR May 30, 2019

In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration is changing food labels to discourage food waste....

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Maine to draw up plan to eliminate food insecurity by 2030

by Associated Press 13 WGME May 30, 2019

Maine is set to draw up a plan to eliminate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition in the state by 2030....