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September 16, 2016


table setting

How Teens Cope With Food Insecurity

Many kids rely on school for food their families can't afford. Two reports suggest one group is falling through the cracks: teens.

September 9, 2016


handing over food

Big Drop In Number Of Hungry U.S. Kids Last Year (USDA)

The government says the number of hungry U.S. kids has dropped to the lowest level since before the Great Recession.

August 4, 2016


vicki pierce

Vicki Pierce: “What Has Changed Is The Way We Feed Kids”

As the Community Kitchen of Monroe County prepares for the 10th annual Chef's Challenge, Executive Director Pierce reflects on how her organization has evolved.

April 14, 2016


Food from a USAID-funded program arrives in Port au Prince, Haiti.

US House Passes Global Food Security Plan

The US House passed a 5-year food security bill aimed at fighting hunger and malnutrition in developing countries.

December 22, 2015


A City Harvest volunteer in New York rescues vegetables from garbage bins.

New App Rescues Wasted Food To Fight Hunger

A new food pantry database is connecting about two thousand food banks and partner agencies to ensure food donations end up getting used.

November 24, 2015


Workers collect 500 pounds of Thanksgiving donations at a Navy food bank in Norco, CA in 2011.

Food Banks In Need Despite Decline In Hunger

Hunger in the U.S. is at a 7-year low, but food banks are seeing greater demand during the holiday season this year.

August 13, 2015


Students stock shelves at a food pantry

Campus Food Banks Grow, Fight Stereotypes

The number of food banks serving students on college campuses has climbed in recent years as more students seek a road out of poverty.

June 18, 2015


Bill McKelvey

Food Pantries Help Patrons Grow Their Own Produce

Grow Well Missouri passes out seeds and starter plants at area food pantries so locals can grow their own food.

December 15, 2014


workers stocking food at a food bank

A Year Later, Food Banks Struggle With SNAP Cuts

Last November, food assistance recipients saw across-the-board cuts, causing more to turn to food banks to fill the gap.

October 9, 2014


making vegetable stock

Waste Not, Want Not (Part 2)

How food insecurity and obesity are tied to the massive amounts of food Americans waste, in our conversation with Jonathan Bloom. Lessons in compost and stock.

July 12, 2014



Maureen Ogle, Feed The Future, Kohlrabi With Papaya

How did we get here? Maureen Ogle gives us a history of U.S. meat production. Papaya plus kohlrabi in a salad. Universities work to alleviate world hunger.

July 7, 2014


Kurt Rosentrater with workers in Bangledesh

Feed The Future Seeks Hunger Solutions From The Heartland

One goal of Feed the Future is to help farmers increase yields and production efficiency—and those are lessons the ag schools can share.

June 16, 2014

Food Growth 

Wheat bending in the wind

Two Weird Tricks For Solving World Hunger

Research shows we can increase food availability up to 70 percent just by using farmland more efficiently.

May 9, 2014



Food Policy Councils: Politics From The Ground Up

Mark Winne describes how food policy councils can advocate for change in the local, regional and national food systems.

April 29, 2014


canned food in a box

Food Insecurity Plagues One Million Hoosiers

A new report from Feeding American says 16 percent of people in Indiana are food insecure.

April 2, 2014

World Hunger 


Global Climate Change Impacts Food Supply

A warming world will affect everything from crops to the oceans, a new UN study says.

March 20, 2014

Edible Waste 

dumpster diving

Headfirst Into A Scrounging Subculture

Dumpster diving is not a recent trend, but some new divers have caught onto the practice in response to recent food waste concerns.

February 27, 2014

Healthy Schools 

school scoreboard with Coca-Cola

New Guidelines Say No To Unhealthy Marketing In Schools

Unhealthy foods are already being taken out of school lunches. Next up is the removal of unhealthy food marketing in schools.

January 17, 2014

Hunger and Health 

fruit, vegetable stand in Utrecht

Best (And Worst) Countries To Get A Healthy Meal

Instead of ranking culinary prowess, the Good Enough to Eat index measures a country's supply of nourishing foods.

November 1, 2013

Lean Times 

United States Capitol rotunda flag

Cuts To Food Stamps Begin

47 million Americans will see a reduction in their food stamp benefits starting November 1.

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