The current economic crisis means rising demand for food stamps. While Congress has passed additional benefits for some recipients, a large percentage of the poorest households did not get an increase. Meanwhile, many people, from college students now at home…
By Paul Solman
Puerto Rico is refusing to open school cafeterias amid coronavirus health concerns and has not tapped into millions of federal dollars for help.
By Dánica Coto, Associated Press
Restaurateur and chef Jose Andres is well known for his efforts to feed people in disaster areas across the globe. Now, his World Central Kitchen has a new challenge: supporting Americans suffering hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic. It has…
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport
With unemployment soaring, the COVID-19 outbreak is taking a staggering toll on workers. Food banks are ramping up their services to meet the rising demand, even as donations, volunteers and supplies are limited. Meanwhile, organizations worry about keeping their own…
By Stephanie Sy, Casey Kuhn, Lena I. Jackson
By Associated Press
Pope Francis is calling for lifestyle and dietary changes to address the paradox of a world in which people suffer from malnutrition in some areas and obesity in others.
By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
A new United Nations report examines how global warming and land interact in a vicious cycle. Human-caused climate change is dramatically degrading the land, while the way people use the land is making global warming worse.
By Bryan Wood
For now, the problem isn’t that there’s not enough food on the planet to feed everyone. The problem is how much food is wasted.
By Nick Schifrin, Layla Quran
In North Korea, hunger is pervasive, and medical supplies are inadequate, in part because of U.S. and U.N. sanctions. While China and South Korea are offering humanitarian assistance, U.S. officials fear aid would be usurped by the government rather than…
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