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Food Rescue Organizations: Helping the Hungry and the Environment  

By Mia Zarrella

A large truck pulls up to a nondescript white house with red doors and blue trim. There’s a small sign in the window that says “Refugees Welcome Here.” Two men roll open the back of the commercial vehicle and begin unloading boxes of food onto a dolly. 2,274 more words

Journalism

Malnourished and Overfed

133 billion pounds of food go to waste annually. The average American consumes 1 ton of food every year. That food waste could theoretically feed 66.5 million Americans for an entire year. 515 more words

Feeding America

Fixing Food Insecurity in Alamance County Starts with Addressing Lack of Access

By Cameron Koubek

Hunger is among the most basic human desires. It starts as a low grumble in the pit of your stomach, and grows until you become so weak you can no longer ignore it. 2,320 more words

A Giving Advent Calendar

After taking most of this year off from writing so that I could run for school board, I’m back!  The election was last Tuesday, and I am happy to say I was successful in my run and have been elected to the school board for a 4 year term.  789 more words

Food Insecurity

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

Members of Witnesses to Hunger frequently contribute blog posts and essays on various issues relating to poverty and food justice. This month, DIANE SULLIVAN of Witnesses to Hunger: Boston writes on the dire need for legislators to improve access to healthy and affordable food, especially for poor communities. 1,035 more words

Politics/Policy

Teach: Baltimore Food Hub

Our final stop of the day for our urban food systems field trip to Baltimore was the still developing Baltimore Food Hub. Located in East Baltimore not far from Johns Hopkins Hospital and right next to the Amtrak Acela commuter train line, the Food Hub will provide restoration of historic buildings, food access, and a new gateway to the city. 742 more words

Teach

Towson University Battles Food Insecurity

Surveying the shelf stacked with canned vegetables, Cheyanne Ribecchi places a can of beans into her bag. She stands in the basement of the Catholic Campus Ministry Center, home of the Food Share Pantry for students and faculty. 944 more words