Hunger in the News: This Week’s Must-Read Articles | August 16, 2019

August 16, 2019 | 2:56 pm | Written by

A weekly round-up of the stories that caught our eye this week, with an emphasis on hunger, food waste, and poverty in the United States.

“As we struggle to address climate change and its threat to our food security, many solutions seem daunting and politically divisive. Food waste is one area where there are relatively painless ways to have a serious impact.” (Fast Company)

Community activists in Camden held a news conference on Thursday to try and draw attention to the city’s status as a food desert. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Food forests — orchards and gardens that are open to the public to harvest free of charge — are beginning to pop up in cities acoss the country, but it remains to be seen whether or not they are truly effective. (Civil Eats)

DoorDash has rescued more than 1 million lbs. of food since launching its food recovery program — Project DASH — last year. (Fast Company)

Rising university fees are squeezing the budgets of graduate students and forcing more of them to use food banks. (Science Magazine)

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More than 41 million Americans, including 1 in 6 children, struggle with food insecurity each day. Hunger exists in every state, county, and congressional district in the United States.

Move For Hunger has collected nearly 9 million pounds of food thanks, in large part, to ordinary people like you who recognized the urgency of the problem and decided to take action. We need your support to continue providing meals for our neighbors in need.

We have delivered more than

14,460,092
pounds

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These food donations account for more than

12,050,077
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for people in need.