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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)....

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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....

  • World Hunger Education
    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.