Congregations can help bridge gaps left by government programs, especially for many immigrants and others who are not eligible for SNAP benefits.
These efforts are growing due to the coronavirus pandemic. They involve partnerships with school districts, food banks and other institutions.
Behavioral economics, long employed in grocery stores to guide customers to certain products, could be employed by food banks and pantries to encourage healthier choices.
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Food insecurity affected many students even before the pandemic hit, with international students the worst hit. But students and universities have shown a lot can be done to end the problem.
A food policy researcher helps make sense of the lexicon of US food policy terms, and explains how they relate to racial justice.
The number of people assisted by food banks had been growing over the two decades before the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, these nonprofits are facing even more demand.
An estimated 1 in 4 US children have trouble getting enough to eat at least sometimes. We asked four scholars for their insights..
The boxes and bags people get from food pantries contain healthier food than you might suspect.
Not having enough to eat is a major public health concern, not only because it causes hunger and distress, but also because it’s linked to poor nutrition and unstable diet patterns.
Dayton Children’s Hospital has begun to screen patients and their families for food insecurity, referring many of them to its ‘Food Pharm.’
Concerns about having enough to eat are worsening among college students during the pandemic. This could ultimately affect how many finish school, two scholars argue.
Food pantries, the providers of services to the homeless and similar organizations now face enormous challenges.
Backpack programs that give students easily prepared foods, like boxed macaroni and cheese and canned beans, can make a difference.
Many of the low-income people who do use VeggieBook after downloading it at food pantries are eating more nutritious meals, often with more focused family time at the table.