United States

Household Food Security in the United States in 2018

by Alisha Coleman-Jensen, Matthew P. Rabbitt, Christian A. Gregory, and Anita Singh USDA Economic Research Service September 4, 2019

An estimated 11.1 percent of U.S. households were food insecure at least some time during the year in 2018, meaning they lacked access to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members. That is down from 11.8 percent in 2017 and from a peak of 14.9 percent in 2011. The prevalence ...

A Summer Meals Hero

by Kent Reporter Staff Kent Reporter August 18, 2019

No Kid Hungry, a national anti-hunger campaign, has chosen Summer Meals supervisor for the Kent School District, Lynne Mayer of Covington, Washington as one of five 2019 Summer Meals Heroes....

Community Action: With 13% of the county struggling with hunger, how to host a food drive in Utah

by Dave Smith Daily Herald August 18, 2019

One in eight people in Utah County struggles with hunger and one in six children face food insecurity. Community Action Services is holding a back-to-school food drive to help their neighbors in need....

The tools to end childhood hunger

by Aya Nance The Union Times August 18, 2019

The Piedmont Physic Garden in Union, South Carolina, will be hosting Cooking Matters classes in partnership with Clemson SNAP-Ed from August 27 to October 1. The course aims to help end childhood hunger by giving families the tools needed to make healthy, affordable food choices....

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The Facts About Food Stamp Fraud

by Simon Constable Forbes August 8, 2019

There's too much misinformation about the U.S. government's food stamp scheme. So after some investigation, here are some facts about the benefit, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)....

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)....