Hunger in the News

Feeding America staff volunteers across the Chicagoland area.
September 30, 2016



Doctors 'Prescribe' Fresh Produce With Help From Food Banks | Associated Press
One-third of households using food banks are feeding a family member with diabetes, and 58 percent have a family member with high blood pressure. Feeding America’s network of food banks are developing strategies to provide the appropriate fresh and healthy foods to address the health issues faced by the individuals we serve. See how some food banks are promoting "food as medicine" as part of their strategy. Read the Article >>


Secretary Vilsack Speaks at Feeding America’s National Food Rescue Summit | The Hagstrom Report
Diana Aviv, CEO of Feeding America, interviewed Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at the National Food Rescue Summit held at Georgetown University. They spoke about several issues critically important to ending hunger in America including food waste, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the farm bill and more. Learn more about their thoughts on these important issues. Read the Article >> 


How the Food Industry Is Fighting Food Waste | The Huffington Post
An estimated 25 – 40 percent of food grown, processed and transported in the U.S. will never be consumed. This food waste occurs throughout the supply chain, from the farm to the table and everywhere in between. Feeding America contributes significantly to the rescue of food and providing it to people in need. Learn how the food manufacturing sector has been contributing to food waste reduction and food rescue. Read the Article >>


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