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PHOTO: With roughly 100 Central American refugee children currently being housed in Michigan, immigrant advocacy groups are working to address their immediate as well as long-term needs. Photo courtesy of Michigan United.

LANSING, Mich. - They fled their homelands with only what they could carry, and now several Michigan groups are coming together to provide clothing and toiletries for Central American and Mexican children who escaped gang violence and poverty in their native countries this summer. It's estimated th ...Read More

IMAGE: Several groups are asking Ohio's governor to reverse a decision to not extend a work requirement waiver for SNAP benefits to all counties. Graphic courtesy of USDA.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Gov. John Kasich is being asked to reverse course on a decision that has cost thousands of Ohioans federally-funded food aid. Because of the recession, from 2007 to 2013, Ohio requested a statewide federal waiver of work requirements for childless adults without a job in need o ...Read More

PHOTO: The Spread Some Good food drive in Ohio is collecting donations through Sept. 17, specifically to purchase low-salt, low-sugar peanut butter for Ohio seniors. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Peanut butter often is seen as a kid's favorite food, but for folks of all ages, it's a very good source of nutrition and is being used to combat hunger among older Ohioans. AARP is focusing a new charitable campaign in the next few weeks on stocking local food pantries with peanut ...Read More

PHOTO: Missouri food banks serve nearly 1.2 million people each year, according to a new study from Feeding America and the Missouri Food Bank Association. Photo courtesy of Missouri Food Bank Association.

COLUMBIA, Mo. - The face of hunger in Missouri may not be what many picture it to be, according to a new study which aims to show just how deep the problem runs in the state. Monica Palmer, communications manager with the Missouri Food Bank Association, says the Hunger in America report breaks many ...Read More

PHOTO: According to Feeding America's new Hunger in America 2014 report, one in seven Americans depends on food bank assistance, while one in five U.S. households served by Feeding America food banks has at least one member who has served in the military. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. - A new report issued by Feeding America lends new insight into the breadth of hunger issues across the U.S., and how close hunger comes to many Americans. The report indicates one in seven Americans currently turns to a food bank for help, and of those who go to a food bank, abou ...Read More

PHOTO: Thirty percent of those who seek assistance from the Food Bank of Northern Nevada have a military connection, according to a new study. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

RENO, Nev. - A new report out this week shows about a third of the clients at the Food Bank of Northern Nevada are either veterans or currently serving in the U.S. military. Jocelyn Lantrip, director of marketing at the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, partnered with the nonprofit organization Feeding ...Read More

PHOTO: A new study from UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health shows too little healthy food is available to many Wisconsinites, and food insecurity is a statewide problem that has led to more obesity. Photo courtesy University of Wisconsin Extension Service.

MADISON, Wis. – In the land of cheese and bratwurst, a surprising 740,000 Wisconsinites are worried about going hungry. A recent study by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health shows a significant portion of the state's population is worried about not having enough to ...Read More

PHOTO: Agritourism events like farm-to-table dinners are helping Ohioans learn more about the role of local foods in a sustainable food system. Photo credit: Ely Brothers.

WESTERVILLE, Ohio - With an increasing interest in local foods, some Ohio growers and producers are using agritourism to help people connect with the land and learn how the food they eat is grown. Tours, weddings, and farm-to-table dinners are among the events regularly held across the state, showca ...Read More

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