Maybe you’ve heard the term ‘food desert,’ but what about ‘food swamp’? Here’s what that means—and why you might be living in one without even knowing it.
Food insecurity doesn’t always look like you think. Many of us have heard the term food desert, which refers to communities that don’t have grocery stores, farmer’s markets or other healthy food providers. They’re usually located in low-income areas, and unsurprisingly, they often have high rates of food insecurity.
From Washington, DC to Austin, TX to Minneapolis, MN, founding members come together to support change.
AUSTIN, TX, October 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- Whole Kids Foundation announced today that it is joining US school food leaders as a supporting partner of ScratchWorks to accelerate scratch cooking in schools.
As a global food company, we are committed to playing a transformational role in the creation of a more sustainable future for food. The theme for this year’s World Food Day (October 16, 2020) was “Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together. Our actions are our future.”
The number of people suffering from food insecurity continues to rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is especially true for households with young children. In fact, current research shows that more than 17 percent of children in the United States now lack sufficient food. Feed the Children is working closely with community organizations, individual donors, and companies like Herbalife Nutrition to help ensure vulnerable families and communities don’t go hungry.
Women make up 60% of the 821 million people who are food insecure globally. The reasons why women suffer more acutely from hunger are rooted in several complex and often interwoven issues, including culture, gender inequity, access to resources, education and more.
By focusing on solutions that include gender equity and women empowerment, greater impact can be made to reduce malnutrition, food insecurity and hunger. By ensuring women have access to critical resources, global rates of hunger can be significantly reduced by up to 150 million people.
Based in Oakland, California, Replate is a nonprofit with a mission to reduce food waste and food insecurity through its food recovery system. Replate’s technology platform makes it easy for companies to schedule on-demand pickups for their surplus food. Their food rescuers bring donated food to people of all ages and backgrounds who are experiencing food insecurity.
Program will provide urgently needed assistance for immunocompromised individuals impacted by COVID-19
LOS ANGELES, May 12, 2020 /3BL Media/-- Team Rubicon (TR), in collaboration with Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF), has announced “The COVID-19 Emergency Food Assistance Program”. The program will provide assistance to immunocompromised patients living with cancer, multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis whose ability to access or afford food and other nutritional needs is at risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the food industry on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic, mitigating risk of exposure to the coronavirus in the workplace is crucial. Companies involved in every part of the food supply chain – from food production and processing to handling, distribution and retail – are stepping up to do their part.