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Fighting Hunger to Build Stronger Communities
United Way

United Way doesn’t focus on just one issue; we fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person, in every community. We go after communities’ toughest challenges, creating new solutions to old problems. And we work with people from all walks of life to turn those solutions into action.

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What It Was Like to Work in a Rohingya Refugee Camp At the Start of the Crisis
Global Citizen

The people we saw were showing up hungry and malnourished because they hadn’t eaten in days. Many of the refugees had walked all the way to Bangladesh’s border from their villages — and it took anywhere from a few days to a week to get there. Some of them literally ran and didn’t take anything, no supplies, nothing with them. They were so thankful and felt blessed that Bangladesh allowed them to come and gave them a safe haven, but it still wasn’t easy.

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Arctic Hunger: Out of Sight, But Not Out of Mind Arctic Hunger: Out of Sight, But Not Out of Mind
Feeding America

“The price of food in remote Alaska towns is incredibly high,” says Sarah Glaser, marketing and communication manager for Food Bank of Alaska. “It’s typical to see a gallon of milk for $10, or a loaf of bread for $6. ” Many living in these remote towns simply can’t afford to purchase all of their food at the grocery store. Alaska ranks highest for unemployment at 7.3% due to a large proportion of seasonal jobs dependent on the volatile oil, mining and fishing industries.

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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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