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Food Insecurity

2021-09-16 13:44:07
by Kate Michael
Chef José Andrés Co-Chairs Food Task Force

WASHINGTON — When he’s not feeding the world, Chef José Andrés is planning how to feed the world… better. The... Read More

WASHINGTON — When he’s not feeding the world, Chef José Andrés is planning how to feed the world… better. The humanitarian chef recently co-chaired a Food and Nutrition Security Task Force of the Bipartisan Policy Center with the aim of... Read More

2021-08-31 14:41:19
by Dan McCue
Rules Committee to Host Roundtable on Food as Medicine

WASHINGTON -- The House Rules committee will host a roundtable discussion examining food as medicine on Wednesday, Sept. 1 at... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The House Rules committee will host a roundtable discussion examining food as medicine on Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 2 p.m. The event, announced by Committee Chairman James McGovern, D-Mass., is the seventh in a series of committee events... Read More

2021-08-09 15:15:13
by Kate Michael
China’s Food Security Policies Could Endanger Others

WASHINGTON -- Several of China’s policies give democratic nations pause, but at least one analyst has singled out its plan... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Several of China’s policies give democratic nations pause, but at least one analyst has singled out its plan for food security as a major cause for concern. In her latest paper published for the Hinrich Foundation, former U.S.... Read More

2021-08-03 14:29:51
by Dan McCue
Bicameral Bill Seeks to Ensure Meals for Seniors Reach Destination

WASHINGTON -- A bicameral bill with bipartisan sponsors would provide $500 million for competitive grants for states to purchase, customize... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A bicameral bill with bipartisan sponsors would provide $500 million for competitive grants for states to purchase, customize and repair vehicles that provide meals to food insecure senior citizens. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. and Susan Collins, R-Maine, and... Read More

Biden Expanding Summer Food Program for 34M Schoolchildren

The Biden administration is expanding a program to feed as many as 34 million schoolchildren during the summer months, using... Read More

The Biden administration is expanding a program to feed as many as 34 million schoolchildren during the summer months, using funds from the coronavirus relief package approved in March. The Agriculture Department is announcing Monday that it will continue through... Read More

2021-03-12 15:31:16
by Tom Ramstack
43 Million Americans Don’t Have Enough to Eat

WASHINGTON -- The COVID-19 pandemic is winding down but lawmakers in Congress said Wednesday their work to halt the hunger... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The COVID-19 pandemic is winding down but lawmakers in Congress said Wednesday their work to halt the hunger that resulted from it continues. This week, an estimated 9.6 million jobs remain lost compared with the start of the... Read More

2021-03-09 15:52:42
by Tom Ramstack
Hunger in America to be Discussed Thursday in Congress

WASHINGTON - COVID-19 has exposed a dark underbelly of vulnerability for the U.S. economy: hunger. Congress plans to take a... Read More

WASHINGTON - COVID-19 has exposed a dark underbelly of vulnerability for the U.S. economy: hunger. Congress plans to take a look on Thursday at what can be done about it, now and in future calamities. The House Agriculture Committee is... Read More

2021-03-05 20:29:44
by Daniel Mollenkamp
New Data Suggests Food Waste an 'Underexploited' Policy Area

The United Nations Environment Program released the 2021 Food Waste Index Report on Thursday, the most comprehensive data on food... Read More

The United Nations Environment Program released the 2021 Food Waste Index Report on Thursday, the most comprehensive data on food waste across 54 countries.   The report suggests that food waste is a significant problem, which data could help policymakers address. ... Read More

2020-10-16 14:26:48
by Kate Michael
Addressing Food Insecurity and Nutrition Concerns During COVID-19

WASHINGTON —The pandemic and its accompanying economic downturn have led to unprecedented challenges including unanticipated job loss and difficulty accessing... Read More

WASHINGTON —The pandemic and its accompanying economic downturn have led to unprecedented challenges including unanticipated job loss and difficulty accessing affordable and nutritious foods. In fact, more Americans than ever have needed to make use of food banks and assistance... Read More

Hunger Is Threatening to Kill More People Than COVID This Year

The world is hurtling toward an unprecedented hunger crisis. As many as 132 million more people than previously projected could... Read More

The world is hurtling toward an unprecedented hunger crisis. As many as 132 million more people than previously projected could go hungry in 2020, and this year’s gain may be more than triple any increase this century. The pandemic is... Read More

2020-08-20 20:27:59
by Sara Wilkerson
Kansas Latest State to Offer Online Food Purchases with EBT Card

TOPEKA, Kan. - Yesterday, the Kansas Department of Children and Families announced the state will officially allow food stamp recipients... Read More

TOPEKA, Kan. - Yesterday, the Kansas Department of Children and Families announced the state will officially allow food stamp recipients to purchase food online using a Kansas Benefits Card, or EBT Card, at retailers Amazon and Walmart.  In a press... Read More

2020-08-11 17:51:39
by Gracie Kreth
Rockefeller Foundation Calls for Reforming US Food System

NEW YORK - The Rockefeller Foundation has published a paper calling for immediate action to reform the U.S. food system.... Read More

NEW YORK - The Rockefeller Foundation has published a paper calling for immediate action to reform the U.S. food system. Amid the pandemic and deep economic downturn the country is facing, food insecurity has escalated, particularly among Black, Indigenous and... Read More

2020-07-23 20:30:45
by Reece Nations
Massachusetts Designating Millions to Combat Pandemic Induced Food Insecurity

As part of a $36 million food security program, Massachusetts’ executive administration unveiled $3 million in grants for residents suffering... Read More

As part of a $36 million food security program, Massachusetts’ executive administration unveiled $3 million in grants for residents suffering from urgent food instability due to the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced Wednesday the... Read More

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