United States

U.S. Department of Agriculture moves to tighten restrictions on food stamps

by Juliet Linderman USA Today December 20, 2018

The Trump administration is setting out to do what this year’s farm bill didn’t: tighten work requirements for millions of Americans who receive federal food assistance....

CU Boulder students going hungry: ‘This really is a problem’

by Cassa Niedringhaus Times-Call December 17, 2018

University of Colorado students are going hungry, but nobody is sure how many. University officials do not yet have an estimate, and local service providers see and serve students but do not track their numbers. They are in agreement, though: Food insecurity affects University of Colorado students, ...

Denver-area seniors have increasing hunger needs — and it can be hard to ask for help

by Donna Bryson Denverite December 17, 2018

As they age, hunger is booming among baby boomers. Feeding America, a nonprofit that links food banks and pantries across the country and conducts research on hunger and poverty, estimates that the rate of hunger among Americans aged 60 and older has increased by 45 percent since 2001....

Food for the holidays: SNAP develops special produce program for December and the New Year

by West Hawaii Today West Hawaii Today December 17, 2018

In North and West Hawaii, over 3,000 new households have increased their access to food by enrolling in the Supplemental Nutrition and Benefits program (SNAP) — up to 8,000 homes from 5,000 at the beginning of the 2018....

New Program Combats Food Deserts With Discounted Rides To Southeast Grocery Stores

by Sasha-Ann Simons WAMU December 11, 2018

In Washington, DC, a new program aims to help residents in living in food deserts by providing discounted rides to grocery stores....

Northwest Arkansas Hunger Relief, Inc. Provides Aid to Other Agencies Battling Hunger

by Nate Kuester Fox 24 December 11, 2018

Northwest Arkansas Hunger Relief, Inc. is hyper focused on making a difference with the 25 agencies it supports....

One in six children in America live in fear of hunger

by Kari Paul Marketwatch December 5, 2018

One in 10 adults (nearly 15 million people) and one in six children in the U.S. have gone to bed hungry at some point in the past 3 years, according to a report from anti-hunger nonprofit Hunger Free America released Wednesday....

Change in law means thousands more SF residents will receive food stamps

by Joshua Sabatini San Francisco Examiner December 2, 2018

A change in state law will soon give thousands of San Francisco’s low-income elderly and disabled residents receiving Supplemental Security Income, who were previously not eligible for food stamps, access to the program....

‘There are people that are literally starving’; College students in Queens facing greater risk of food insecurity

by Alejandra O'Connell-Domenech QNS November 29, 2018

More college students in Queens worry about where their next meal is coming from than they did 10 or 15 years ago, according to a study from the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute....

7 College Activists Fighting Food and Housing Insecurity on Campus

by Charlotte West Teen Vogue November 23, 2018

Recent research has shown a third of all college students have experienced food and housing insecurity. Teen Vogue interviews 7 activists who are helping their fellow students....

  • 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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