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Hunger In America Is Changing
Feeding America

Hunger can affect people from all walks of life. Many Americans are one job loss or medical crisis away from food insecurity – but some people, including children and seniors, may be at greater risk of hunger than others. Get the facts.

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Why Are 20 Million People Still At Risk Of Famine?

On World Food Day, a day dedicated to fighting world hunger, the possibility of famine continues to loom large in Africa. Since my post on famine early this year, over 20 million people in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen remain at risk of dying of starvation, including 1.4 million children. Thanks to humanitarian assistance, however, South Sudan is no longer in the midst of famine – but the risk that it will return to famine conditions has yet to be eliminated.

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All Children Should Have Fresh Berries
Colleen Callahan

Across the country, 13 million children face hunger. And there are not only bowls, but fields upon fields of berries (among other fruits and vegetables) that go to waste every day – many simply because they don’t look perfect enough to sell on grocery store shelves.

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Recovery Begins After Hurricane Irma
Red Cross

Weeks after Hurricane Irma devastated parts of Florida as a Category Four storm, communities are beginning to recover and the American Red Cross is shifting focus to support these longer-term efforts. The Red Cross is working with a large team of partners to help residents move through the recovery process by connecting them to critical services and resources they need to get back on their feet.

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Feeding America® Announces Establishment of Six Regional Produce Cooperatives

Feeding America is pleased to announce a $1.3 million commitment from Target to support the establishment of Regional Produce Cooperatives throughout the country that will increase the amount of produce available for distribution to people in need while also reducing wasted food. The six regional cooperatives will support Feeding America’s network member food banks and their efforts to provide more healthy food options for people facing hunger.

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What a Farmers Market Can Do
Jason Margolis

For all their liveliness and colorful abundance, there’s much more to farmers markets than meets the eye. They create access to affordable, fresh, locally-grown food, and provide important public gathering space. They also help restore a crucial link between rural and urban America, promote the health of the environment, and stimulate small business and local economies. Farmers markets create 13 full-time jobs for every $1 million of revenue.

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Why This Super Woman Grows Super Foods for Her Community
Megan Gieske

The townships surrounding Cape Town, South Africa, can be described as a “food desert,” where fresh fruit and vegetables are not available. Where concrete has now paved over any gardens or green spaces, except for one in Gugulethu. Ntombi Mbinda, the force behind the garden, invites students to learn tending, best practices for nutrition, and empowers them to invest in their community.“If you eat healthy, you can make a difference,” she says, “and I really know I’m making a difference. I know what I’m doing helps people.”

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Mali’s Government Has Pledged to Empower Women in Agriculture
Oulie Keita

Mali’s food security has been rocked in recent years by recurring disasters, including erratic rainfall, drought, and a military coup that triggered a political and security crisis. ONE joined forces with a group of Civil Society Organisations to tackle the lack of gender parity in agriculture and campaigned for the Land Tenure Bill to be passed into law. During these meetings, the Malian government pledged to fund and transform agriculture adequately and to empower women in agriculture.

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Children Are Starving And They Need Your Help
Global Citizen

In particular, 1.4 million children are suffering from severe malnutrition and are at risk of dying if we don’t act now. These children desperately need medical attention, food and clean water – and are also in need of a safe place to call home. UN agencies and their partners are trying to respond the best they can, but they need additional funds to to do so.Sign the petition to call on world leaders to urgently pledge enough money to stop and prevent the famine.

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How You Can Help Veterans Struggling with Hunger
Allison Weber

Sadly, many military personnel face hunger as they struggle to negotiate the complex stages of military life — from deployment to returning home to life as a veteran. You can help veterans receive the meals and hope they need to reach for a better tomorrow. This month, and all year round, join us in supporting veterans by taking simple actions.

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