Somali girls line up to receive a hot meal in Mogadishu last year after the worst drought in the Horn of Africa in decades, compounded by war, put millions in danger of starvation.
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September 6, 2012 As climate change brings more drought and flooding, food prices are expected to keep spiking. Such spikes affect the poor the most, but especially the poor in Africa and the Middle East, says a new Oxfam report.
September 5, 2012 A USDA report shows that 18 million households are struggling with the lingering effects of the recession. Particularly hard hit are households with children headed by single mothers who may be working but aren't earning enough to get by without assistance.
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Back Pack Kids in Punta Gorda.
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August 23, 2012 The Yah Yahs deliver backpacks full of healthy, non-perishable, child-friendly food to schools for kids principals and school nurses say are likely to be hungry on weekends.
Cool green bags of food for the hungry from A Simple Gesture.
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August 20, 2012 A Simple Gesture helps combat hunger in Paradise.
Daniel Beers, a KPCK volunteer and political science professor at Knox College.
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August 15, 2012 Citizens formed the Knox Prairie Community Kitchen to help feed people in the area.
August 13, 2012 The Need to Feed Gardening Initiative plants community gardens, runs a community cafe and donates fresh produce to local food pantries.
Sharon Elliott-Bynum is the co-founder of Caare.
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August 8, 2012 Caare, a grassroots organization that promotes a comprehensive approach to health, runs a food bank, provides substance abuse counseling and various activities — from yoga to zumba — all free of charge.
Rescued food waiting to be delivered.
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August 7, 2012 Volunteers collect tossed-out food — produce and packaged goods — from grocery stores, strap it to bikes and ride it to shelters, housing projects and at-risk community outlets.
Early morning view of an automated irrigation system in on a farm in Sudlersville, MD
October 12, 2011 A new study looks at whether we can feed the world without destroying the Earth. The answer is yes, but how to make it happen is complicated, and will require big changes in the way we practice agriculture.
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October 4, 2011 It's no surprise that Sesame Street is tackling a tough issue. It's been doing that from the start in 1969. Just in the last year, the show has featured a story line where a parent loses a job, and another on parent death.
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