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How food banks are reaching high-risk seniors

by Danielle Prieur Oct 11, 2018
The AARP estimates more than 10 million people 50 and older are at risk of going hungry every day in the United States. In Florida, where many baby boomers retire, this food insecurity is compounded by a lack of public…
A volunteer at a food drop at the Church of God in Bithlo passes out fresh bread donated from Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Of the 93,000 meals they’ve provided so far this year, 80 percent of the food is considered nutritious.    
Danielle Prieur

What if the social safety net isn't safe anymore?

by Paulina Velasco Jun 2, 2017
Food banks and other organizations are coming up with contingency plans in case funding is cut from the federal budget.
Volunteers sort food at the West Side Campaign Against Hunger food pantry in New York City.
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What you need to know about Venezuela’s 'hunger bonds'

by Jana Kasperkevic May 31, 2017
Goldman Sachs faces criticism for buying $2.8 billion worth of bonds from the country that's facing critical food shortages.
Activists protest against Goldman Sach's purchase of $2.8 billion worth of Venezuela bonds outside Goldman Sachs' New York headquarters on Tuesday.
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Milwaukee restaurants hope to feed low-income people with 'pay what you can' model

by LaToya Dennis Feb 15, 2017
Customers can eat for free if they can't afford to pay, or pay a little extra to help others.
The Tricklebee Café in Milwaukee asks restaurant patrons to "pay what you can."
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University food pantries aim to provide food assistance to students

by Marketplace Contributor Jan 16, 2017
The College and University Food Bank Alliance fights student hunger. Since 2014, its membership has doubled, with almost 400 campuses participating.

Students at the University of Washington food pantry. 
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Millions of US teens struggle with hunger

by Dan Gorenstein Sep 12, 2016
Here's how they cope.
Millions of kids between the ages of 10-17 struggle to get enough food to eat.
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Coalition launches global food loss and waste standard

by Annie Baxter Jun 6, 2016
Global food loss and waste cost up to $940 billion a year.
A prep cook at a San Francisco restaurant drops apple skins into a food scrap recycling container.
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Getting enough food is still a problem for many Americans

by Annie Baxter Apr 28, 2016
A new report points to a persistent problem of food insecurity.
Food insecurity rates across counties reached 14.7 percent in 2014.
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Behind America's hungry: low wages

by Sally Herships Dec 23, 2015
A look at what's driving the increased demand for emergency food assistance.

Cities booming, with some left behind

by Tim Fitzsimons Jan 21, 2015
The U.S. Conference of Mayors meets this week in Washington.