Hunger in the News

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April 28, 2017

This tech platform brilliantly helps businesses curb food waste and fight hunger | Mashable

Feeding America is using technology to help restaurants, grocery stores, and other businesses fight food waste with the launch of a new tech platform called MealConnect. The service taps into our network of food banks and agencies, connecting them with businesses that have surplus food. Read the Article »

When Active-Duty Service Members Struggle To Feed Their Families | NPR

A food pantry at the Camp Pendleton Marine Base near San Diego is often frequented by active-duty Marines and their families and its popularity points to a growing need for food assistance among service members. Read the Article »

Schools Will Soon Have To Put In Writing If They 'Lunch Shame' | NPR

The recent news about New Mexico’s new legislation to ban “lunch shaming” made headlines and brought attention to the practice, which is happening in schools across the country. When students can’t pay for lunch, it's up to the school to decide how to handle it. Policies are all over the map, but the USDA will soon require that all school districts have a policy on what to do when kids can't pay for their meal. Read the Article »

Hunger in the News is a weekly summary of news articles that elevate the conversation of hunger and the issues affecting food insecurity in the U.S. The links contained in this summary direct you to websites that have content that is not controlled by Feeding America.

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