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America’s hungry 21st Century

21 April 2014

Feeding America, the US national network of food banks, released its annual report on local food insecurity Thursday, showing that one in six Americans, including one in five children, did not have enough to eat at some point in 2012. 962 more words

Politics

Arrabers, Hon! What other food insecure cities can learn from Baltimore

In my last post, I discussed a recent paper released by the American Journal of Medicine entitled, “Treat or Eat: Food Insecurity, Cost-related Medication Underuse, and Unmet Needs.” Although the paper highlighted the issues surrounding food insecurity and chronic disease, it didn’t provide solutions. 241 more words

Health Disparities

Study: 1 in 5 Children At Risk Of Hunger In Cook County

By John Dodge

CHICAGO (CBS) — Nearly 800,000 people in Cook County, including one in five children, struggle to have access to healthy food and are at risk of hunger, according to a new study. 364 more words

News

The Eastern Illinois Foodbank hopes to donate more in 2014

By Cayla Maurer

The Eastern Illinois Foodbank’s goal this year is to donate between 7.8 and 8 million pounds of food to local food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. 784 more words

Eastern Illinois University

9 Kids

I am honored to announce that enough money has been donated to Running Against Child Hunger with The Sheridan Story to provide 9 kids with food on the weekends for an entire school year. 101 more words

Running

FEWS NET: A Famine Early Warning System

Ever since the Indian Ocean tsunami in December of 2004, there has been a push for early warning systems of all types. One system in place even before this natural disaster is FEWS NET, or Famine Early Warning System Network. 154 more words

Disasters & Humanitarian Response

Washington Food Security: Fellow Cause Evaluation

By Sarah McCaffrey

To better understand our strategy at Washington Food Security as a resource for hunger elimination, I’d like to evaluate the Washington Food Coalition’s web and social properties. 261 more words

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