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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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Ten Top Food News Stories of 2011: Part One

Ten Top Food News Stories of 2011: Part One

| December 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Sarah Henry takes a look at the top food trends and topics for 2011. Part One: My Plate, food swaps, food fraud, eating bugs, and the growing number of hungry in the Bay Area and beyond.

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At the Alameda County Food Bank, Volunteers Get Nourished Too

At the Alameda County Food Bank, Volunteers Get Nourished Too

| December 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

To help combat exponential increases in hunger and demand for food assistance, the Alameda County Community Food Bank feeds 49,000 people a week. Its volunteers range from school children to retired Stanford University professors. They bag fresh produce, sort cans and fill boxes with essential foodstuffs.

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Filling the Pantry of the San Francisco Food Bank with Pedal Power

Filling the Pantry of the San Francisco Food Bank with Pedal Power

| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

The 6th Annual Supermarket Street Sweep is a charity bike race that benefits the San Francisco Food Bank. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, December 3.

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Occupy the Pantry!

Occupy the Pantry!

| November 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

How will you move your money this holiday season? Stephanie Rosenbaum offers tips and advice for delicious gift-giving the non-corporate way.

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Carlo Petrini, Slow Food Founder Kicks Off UCB Food Politics Class

Carlo Petrini, Slow Food Founder Kicks Off UCB Food Politics Class

| September 1, 2011 | 1 Comment

Slow Food founder gives an inspiration talk on the global food movement at U.C. Berkeley’s popular new food politics class, Edible Education: The Rise and Future of the Food Movement.

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