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How one bakery in Gaza is grappling with sparse resources and mounting demand

Nov 9, 2023
Local reports say Israeli airstrikes have destroyed bakeries across the strip, while many of those that remain are struggling to operate due to lack of fuel and flour.
A Palestinian woman makes bread over a fire in Khan Yunis, Gaza on Nov. 6. A lack of fuel and flour has made bread scarce in Gaza.
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A year into the Ukraine war, global food insecurity is at a record high

Feb 23, 2023
In many countries, including Egypt, staples like bread have become much more expensive and harder to come by.
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At food banks, need is up, donations are down

Jan 2, 2023
Donations of both money and food are down. That's straining food banks at a time when more people are relying on them again.
“'Food shelf near me' is in the top 10 searches in our area," said Allison O’Toole at Minnesota's Second Harvest Heartland food bank.
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Ending hunger a battle on many fronts, over many months, says CEO of Feeding America

Inflation, supply chain problems and wealth disparities remain barriers to solving hunger, says Claire Babineaux-Fontenot of Feeding America.
Residents of Bronx, New York, received food donations in September. "Making meaningful, sustainable progress by the end of this decade is doable. We have to choose to do it," says Claire Babineaux-Fontenot.
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Rural food banks find ways to deliver during pandemic

Jan 22, 2021
For many low-income people in rural areas, simply getting to a grocery store or food bank can be a barrier to getting enough to eat.
Food price inflation is causing some food banks to consider their costs and tighten where needed.
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44% of Americans fear they won’t be able to afford food, poll finds

May 7, 2020
Food banks are seeing a surge in demand as COVID-19 pandemic pushes many newly-unemployed toward food insecurity.
Cars line up at a food distribution site for those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in Inglewood, California.
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How food banks are reaching high-risk seniors

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 transportation. Some food banks are holding food drops to bring food and other health-related events […]
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.    
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What if the social safety net isn't safe anymore?

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'

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

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."
Latoya Dennis