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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...

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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....