In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, go inside a cafeteria at Harvard University where student volunteers package 1,200 pounds of leftover food into microwaveable meals for those in need. Special correspondent Cristina Quinn of WGBH reports.
By Cristina Quinn
An Iowa program aims to fix two problems: food insecurity and deer overpopulation. Dubbed Help Us Stop Hunger, Iowa’s Department of Natural Resources has leveraged Iowa’s popular deer hunting industry into more than 10 million meals for the needy. Special…
By PBS NewsHour
As much as 40 percent of all food in the United States is thrown away, about 38 million tons annually. This waste occurs while 1 in 7 Americans are food insecure. Now, states are working to reverse the food waste…
By Jon Frandsen, Stateline
The biggest challenge for these college students may not be exams or papers, but finding the means to survive. While the University of California system has worked to bring in more first-generation and “non-traditional” students, helping them stay, succeed and…
By PBS NewsHour
By Laura M. Colarusso, The Hechinger Report
Every morning, as Christine Janumala prepares for her classes at Columbia University, she makes sure her bag is packed with all the essentials. Textbooks. Note pads. Pens. And at least one empty tub of Tupperware. While the school supplies will…
The warm sands and tony neighborhoods in Naples, Florida, give it the name “Paradise Coast.” But for seniors struggling to keep food on the table, it’s far from a paradise.
By Jason Kane
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…
By Roger Thurow
In a hip Guatemala City restaurant set within a high-fashion clothing store, baristas mix “Super Nutritious” drinks like the Sangre de Vampiro, a mixture of pineapple, celery, beets, lemon, orange juice and organic honey. “Rich in antioxidants,” boasts the menu.
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