Though roughly two dozen cities have appointed food policy directors at the local level, an estimated 53.6 million people still live outside an easy walk or drive to a full-service supermarket.
Statewide legislation has led to a big rise in food donation and composting. But the trickiest part of the equation—separating food from its packaging—continues to cause headaches.
A recent survey finds that the pandemic has increased food insecurity, making it a challenge for 31 percent of U.S. households to put food on the table. It also changed the ways in which people buy and store food.
A preliminary estimate shows that the Caldor Fire cost tens of millions in lost economic activity. Wildfires, and the economic disruption they cause, have a large economic impact. But right now, California has a mostly incomplete picture of how much fires cost the state each year.
Staff Shortages and Supply Chain Issues Are Adding to Schools' Struggles as Educators Figure Out How to Feed Kids
Issues at every level of the supply chain—from a dearth of truck drivers and warehouse workers to droughts and heat waves—as well as staff shortages in the school lunch workforce have schools asking: How do we feed our kids?
But improving healthy and affordable food access goes beyond what’s in the name.
To reduce the violence Black urban farmers are growing fresh, affordable produce in the city’s food deserts. St. Louis has over 400 acres of vacant lots that could be converted into arable farmland.
Some States Are Ending COVID-19 Emergency Declarations. For Many, SNAP Payments Will Drop Dramatically.
The pandemic made it easier to get—and keep—food assistance. In some places, those expanded benefits are drawing to a close.
A new study has found that 68 percent of frontline organizations like food pantries and 80 percent of hunger advocacy organizations believe they should focus more effort on tackling the root causes of food insecurity, including poverty and structural racism within the food system.
With Americans increasingly unhealthy because of the highly processed foods they eat, there’s more talk about the need for quality over quantity of food.
Agrivoltaics — putting solar panels on farmland — lead to astonishing productivity gains and improved energy efficiency. Except when they don’t.
The City Council has authorized $977,000 to help local organizations combat the financial damages of the pandemic. Since April, the city has already approved $3.25 million for COVID response.
With dining-out options already few and far between because of COVID, the recent snowstorm has only made things worse for residents and visitors to the Big Apple.
Butler County Job and Family Services have expanded their online services to allow clients to access Medicaid, food and cash assistance remotely. Officials hope that the services are now more accessible.
Gov. Charlie Baker has announced that the funds in grants will be put toward addressing food insecurities caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Some funds will be invested in technology to help producers distribute food.