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Feeding America CEO urges "using your voices" in fight against hunger

Dec 21, 2023
Claire Babineaux-Fontenot discusses food inflation, food insecurity and efforts to influence government policymakers.
Claire Babineaux-Fontenot points out that with higher costs at the supermarket, food banks are receiving fewer food donations.
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Trade war means more donations to food banks

Nov 22, 2018
To blunt the pain of tariffs, the government is buying more than $1 billion in surplus food. Much of that will go to food banks.
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As many students nationwide grapple with hunger, California offers food assistance

Sep 29, 2017
A survey of 34 universities and community colleges found that about 48 percent of students reported food insecurity in the previous 30 days, 22 percent with such low levels of food security that they qualified as hungry.
Emaline Friedman, a Ph.D. student and CalFresh recipient, unpacks groceries in her Los Angeles apartment.
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Food banks gear up for Thanksgiving

Nov 25, 2015
As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, food banks are gearing up to help the hungry.
A SF-Marin Food Bank customer pushes a cart with turkeys at the SF-Marin Food Bank on November 13, 2015 in San Francisco, California.
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Georgia could lose federal money for poverty assistance

Sep 28, 2015
Financial aid for poor families is threatened by an accounting sleight-of-hand.