hunger

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    August 22, 2016  

    The idea started at David and Alicia Blais’ dinner table: what if they could end hunger in their town? Their traveling trailer delivers meals to 200-300 people a night, motivated by the memory of their son, Daniel. Special correspondent Tina Martin of WGBH reports from Framingham, Massachusetts. Continue reading

  • Head judge Tom Colicchio poses at the A Night with "Top Chef" presented by Watch What Happens Live! at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood, California May 1, 2014. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT HEADSHOT) - RTR3NHFU
    May 27, 2016  

    The United States wastes roughly 70 billion pounds of food every year, an estimated quarter of all food produced in the country. Now, TV “Top Chef” Tom Colicchio aims to bring the issue to the highest levels of government with his “Food Policy Action” group. Political director Lisa Desjardins talks to Colicchio about how he plans to end American food wastage. Continue reading

  • Dorothy Abruzzo, 83, receives hot lunch from JFCS Senior Center May 6, 2015 in Naples, FL. JFCS Senior Center provides a place for its members to socialize along with services and classes, five days a week. Every Wednesday, it provides a hot meal followed by entertainment. Photo by Ariel Min/PBS NewsHour
    May 22, 2015  

    Nearly one in six senior citizens face the threat of hunger in the United States. Charity and food stamps reach some of these vulnerable Americans, but limited resources and isolation mean many are struggling without receiving help. Special correspondent Sarah Varney reports. Continue reading

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    August 18, 2014  

    Roughly one in seven people in the United States rely on food banks or other charitable organizations for basic nutrition, according to a new study by the nonprofit Feeding America. That number includes 25 percent of active military families, and an increased number of adult college students. Deborah Flateman, executive director of the Maryland Food Bank, joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the crisis. Continue reading

  • Six-year-old Jacob Portillo says he likes eating his broccoli at summer camp at Park View Recreation Center in downtown Washington. The camp offers free lunches to all the participants and to children in the community. The USDA pays for the summer meals. Photo by Margaret Myers/NewsHour
    July 16, 2014   BY  

    Summertime can present a great nutritional risk for children in need. Without the support of the free and reduced lunch programs offered in schools, many U.S. children go hungry between June and August. This year, the problem is expected to be particularly severe after recent reductions in the Food Stamp program in late 2013. But feeding sites like parks and recreation center offer free, healthy meals during the summer months. Continue reading

  • Without intervention 50-70% of Guatemalan children will continue to grow up malnourished, costing their families and society in the long run. Photo by Hari Sreenivasan.
    June 25, 2014  

    About half of Guatemala’s children will face physical or developmental challenges due to malnutrition, yet vegetables grown for export overflow in the countryside. Hari Sreenivasan reports in collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting on efforts by the country’s leaders to reduce hunger and promote nutrition. Continue reading

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    February 18, 2014  

    What does hunger look like in America? In Colorado, a diverse group of women who receive food assistance benefits are chronicling their personal experiences through photography. The NewsHour’s Mary Jo Brooks takes a closer look at their work, which has been exhibited at coffee shops, libraries and the state capitol. Continue reading

  • Photo by Andrea Fuller
    February 18, 2014   BY  

    “Hunger Through My Lens” gives digital cameras to food stamp recipients and asks them to chronicle what it’s like to be hungry in America. So far, 15 women –who come from all walks of life– have participated. Over the months, they’ve formed a “sisterhood” of sorts, supporting and encouraging one another. One woman is a former paralegal who suffers from autism. One is a family practice physician. A third woman is HIV-positive and has struggled with chronic homelessness. A fourth just got off government assistance and is now an executive director of a local non-profit organization. Continue reading

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    NEWSHOUR WEEKEND
    January 26, 2014  

    According to the USDA, 30 to 40 percent of the food produced in America goes uneaten. Mona Iskander reports from West Virginia on how new businesses have emerged to help kitchens reduce food waste while turning a profit. Continue reading

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    January 24, 2014   BY  

    Seventeen million of the 50 million people in the U.S. living in food insecure households are children. These are the top 10 counties and metropolitan areas where food insecurity is most rampant for those under the age of 18. Continue reading

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