#Food Insecure


Golden Harvest gets big donation from Publix, joins city in grant

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Golden Harvest Food Bank received $65,000 from Publix Charities and 320,493 pounds of produce as part of the grocery store chain’s initiative to help Feeding America food banks. Meanwhile, Golden Harvest Food Bank is partnering with the city of Augusta to apply for a multi-million dollar...
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Thousands uncertain of the next meal

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — More than 100,000 people are in danger of going hungry each day in South Dakota. Hunger and food insecurity is not limited to age, race or geographic location. In 2021, an estimated 12.2% of South Dakota residents 60 and older are food insecure, according to...
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Louisiana Food Fellows program creates equitable food systems for Cenla community

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - The Louisiana Food Fellows program is turning thinkers into doers. Curated by Louisiana Central, the workshop series will provide community activists with the necessary resources to become local food leaders. Accepting applications through September 30, 2021, the leadership training program centers around CENLA’s food systems but...

Manna expands School Resource Officer Food Program to Santa Rosa County

This schoolyear, Manna Food Bank, Inc. is expanding its reach to food insecure students in Northwest Florida through the School Resource Officer Food Program. The program is run in collaboration with Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Pensacola Police Department, and now, Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office. Since 2018, when it was...
Shelby Reporter

Double Oak Community Church collecting food donations for area nonprofit

Double Oak Community Church is holding its annual fall food drive to benefit Alabama Childhood Food Solutions. The church’s Mt Laurel and Chelsea campuses are accepting food donations through Sunday, Sept. 26. Bagged donations should be brought to the designated drop-off area in the Commons between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30...

Toyota helps God’s Pantry with food boxes

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – Employees at the Toyota plant in Georgetown recently pitched in to help God’s Pantry Food Bank as they work to fight food insecurity during Hunger Action Month. During scheduled production downtime on Monday, Sept. 20 and Tuesday, Sept. 21, employees put together more than 4,000 food...

USDA Announces Steps to Build More Sustainable, Resilient and Inclusive Food Systems

WASHINGTON, D.C. — At the United Nations Food Systems Summit this week, the Department of Agriculture highlighted $5 billion in planned investments and several steps it has taken to advance the goals of ending hunger and malnutrition and building more sustainable, resilient and inclusive food systems. The agency said these...
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CT Foodshare: Disparities in Food Insecurity Increased in 2020

Disparities in food insecurity increased in Connecticut last year, according to a survey conducted by Connecticut Foodshare. "Disparities existed before the pandemic and the fact that they got worse should be concerning for folks," said Katie Martin, who leads the Institute for Hunger Research & Solutions at Connecticut Foodshare. CT...

COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated food insecurity, especially in families with children

Nearly 15 percent of U.S. households—and nearly 18 percent of households with children—reported food insecurity early in the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey conducted via social media by researchers at NYU School of Global Public Health. The findings, published in Nutrition Journal, illustrate how the pandemic has worsened food insecurity, even among social media users who are more well-off than the general population.