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Tucson Food Bank Helps The Needy Grow Their Own Food

Tucson Food Bank Helps The Needy Grow Their Own Food

| July 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

As the number of people seeking emergency food aid continues to grow, food banks have started thinking about what more they can do to help their clients become more self-sufficient. Some, like the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, are teaching people to grow food at community farms and helping them set up home gardens.

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Obama Would Veto House’s Farm Bill, White House Says

Obama Would Veto House’s Farm Bill, White House Says

| June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Obama administration says the bill “makes unacceptable deep cuts” to federal food aid programs and extends, rather than cuts, crop insurance payments to farmers.

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Nudging Detroit: Program Doubles Food Stamp Bucks In Grocery Stores

Nudging Detroit: Program Doubles Food Stamp Bucks In Grocery Stores

| June 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Incentive programs that double the value of food stamp dollars spent at farmers markets have been hailed as one of the most effective ways to encourage healthful eating and support local farmers. The flaw: Most people don’t shop at farmers markets. So a new program will soon pilot the concept at three grocery stores in Detroit.

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Congress: Where Food Reforms Go To Die?

Congress: Where Food Reforms Go To Die?

| May 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

As Congress gets to work on the farm bill, two common-sense, bipartisan reform measures seem to have gotten run over somewhere along the way. The first would set minimum standards for housing egg-laying chickens. The second sought to change how the U.S. provides food aid to people in foreign nations.

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As Promised: Obama Wants To Overhaul Global Anti-Hunger Efforts

As Promised: Obama Wants To Overhaul Global Anti-Hunger Efforts

| April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

The change that may matter most for the proposal’s chances of success, though, is purely bureaucratic. The White House wants foreign food aid to be funded through the U.S. Agency for International Development instead of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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A Political War Brews Over ‘Food For Peace’ Aid Program

A Political War Brews Over ‘Food For Peace’ Aid Program

| April 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Rumors abound of a major shakeup in the works for U.S. food aid programs. The U.S. would give aid groups money to buy food wherever they could get it cheapest and quickest, rather than shipping abroad commodities bought in the U.S. Already, groups that profit from the current system are mounting a fight.

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Dumpster Diver TV: Austrians Cook Up Food Waste Reality Show

Dumpster Diver TV: Austrians Cook Up Food Waste Reality Show

| January 5, 2013 | 1 Comment

Inspired by shows like Fear Factor, an Austrian artist teamed up with chefs and waste divers to demonstrate the delicious possibilities of trash. In each episode, they set off by bike in search of “bio trashcans,” where organic waste is most likely to be found.

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The Food Pantry’s Sara Miles on Serving the City’s Hungry

The Food Pantry’s Sara Miles on Serving the City’s Hungry

| December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Self-described Jesus freak Sara Miles, who runs The Food Pantry at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco, explains to Sarah Henry why she feels compelled to feed people in need.

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Curry Without Worry: Soul-Pleasing Food for the Hungry and the Curious

Curry Without Worry: Soul-Pleasing Food for the Hungry and the Curious

| December 11, 2012 | 3 Comments

The goal for Curry Without Worry is to continue to feed the needy in San Francisco, and in Katmandu, where most of the people served are street children and the elderly and handicapped.

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Food Banks Shift Focus, Seek to Nourish People in Need

Food Banks Shift Focus, Seek to Nourish People in Need

| November 19, 2012 | 6 Comments

Food banks are in the business of combating hunger — and they want to nourish their clients too. Sarah Henry reports on a new initiative designed to help places like the Alameda County Community Food Bank better serve people in need of a good feed.

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KQED’s Forum: Hunger and Local Food Banks

KQED’s Forum: Hunger and Local Food Banks

| November 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Thanksgiving is just around the corner — but some local food banks are reporting a lack of donations. KQED’s Forum talks with local food banks about food shortages and what people can do to help.

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Eating Richly: Even When You’re Broke

Eating Richly: Even When You’re Broke

| June 28, 2012 | 3 Comments

Formerly homeless and now the voice behind Eating Richly: Even When You’re Broke, Diana Johnson talks with Sarah Henry about eating healthily on a shoestring, the hidden hungry, and teaching people to cook cheaply and well.

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How to Prevent Food Waste: A Primer for Home Cooks

How to Prevent Food Waste: A Primer for Home Cooks

| May 25, 2012 | 1 Comment

Guilty of letting salad greens go limp or yogurt languish long past its use-by date? You’re not alone. Sarah Henry offers tips on how to prevent food waste at home.

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Ten Top Food News Stories of 2011: Part Two

Ten Top Food News Stories of 2011: Part Two

| December 29, 2011 | 1 Comment

Sarah Henry continues coverage of food trends and topics for 2011 with part-two of her top food stories posts. Up this time: food recalls, childhood obesity, partnerships in food, occupy food — and a healthy smattering of the year’s biggest food celebrities.

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