Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Food stamps help in times of need

Around 30,000 people in the Cincinnati area took part in a 1940s program, which agriculture secretary Claude Wickard called “an outstanding success.” This was an early version of food stamps, now referred to as SNAP.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

USDA kicks off drive for school meals worldwide

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) just announced a series of grants for school feeding in ten different countries. It’s part of an effort inspired by former Senators George McGovern and Bob Dole.

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Conflict in Iraq escalates hunger

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) today said it’s providing emergency food aid to 250,000 people in Iraq. Conflict in Al-Anbar province between armed opposition groups and the government is displacing more and more Iraqis.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

UN, U.S. and European leaders sound alarm on famine in South Sudan

Leaders from the United Nations, the United States and Europe warned yesterday of famine in South Sudan. The already impoverished country is the setting of conflict between the government and opposition forces.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

UNICEF warns of child starvation in South Sudan

UNICEF today warned that 50,000 children will starve to death in South Sudan unless action is taken. The crisis could get even worse. The UN Children’s agency is desperately seeking donations for the emergency.

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U.S. Food for Peace donation arrives in Yemen

A U.S. bulk carrier has brought 7,300 metric tons of wheat to the port of Hudaydah in Yemen. The United Nations said today the wheat is part of a donation from the United States Food for Peace program.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

ConAgra, P&G team up to help Feeding America

ConAgra Foods and P&G are teaming up for the Child Hunger Ends Here Campaign. Together they hope to donate up to 7 million meals to Feeding America and its network of emergency food banks.

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