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Public News Service - IN: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

More than 23 million Americans don't have quick access to healthy food, but legislation in Indiana aims to change that. (Veronica Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana has many areas where residents live 10 or more miles from a supermarket that sells fresh food and Indianapolis has been named the worst in the nation for these so-called "food deserts." Logansport Sen. Randy Head has authored a bill to give grants to businesses that want to

Volunteers help sort and deliver holiday gifts for the Salvation Army in Gary, Indiana. (Veronica Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS – Many people in Indiana have donated a toy or put spare change into a red Salvation Army kettle this season - and this week, all those donations added up to holiday cheer for many local families. Salvation Army Lieutenant Jennifer Clanton said many couldn't otherwise afford to p

Indiana farmers are doing their part to help keep people from going hungry during the holidays. Credit: pippalou/morguefile

INDIANAPOLIS - A big Thanksgiving dinner isn't always possible for the one in six Indiana residents who struggle with hunger. Farmers around the state are doing their part to help keep Hoosiers from going hungry during the holidays and year-round. Indiana is home to nearly 60,000 farms, and Emily W

Every dollar donated buys nine meals at the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. Courtesy: Food Bank of Northern Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS – Imagine not knowing where your next meal will come from. Getting enough food to eat is a daily battle for one in six Hoosiers, including more than 340,000 children. Today is Hunger Action Day, and hunger-relief groups in Indiana are shining a light on the problem of food ins

SNAP recipients must now have an in-person assessment to determine eligibility for the program. Credit: BPSUSF/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS – About 50,000 Hoosiers could lose food assistance in the next few months if they do not meet work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). A federal waiver that allowed adults without dependents to forgo work requirements during the recession is exp

Indiana's new Farm to Food Banks program allows growers to sell extra produce to food banks. Credit: JZ Lomeck/Morguefile

INDIANAPOLIS – An effort to get more fresh produce on the tables of struggling Hoosiers is coming to fruition. The Farms to Food Banks program is kicking off this summer. It allows food banks to purchase surplus or number-two grade produce at below market rates from local growers. Bob Whit

The new Indiana Grown initiative highlights food that comes from Indiana farms in order to connect local consumers and businesses to local producers. Credit: Natalie Maynor/Flickr

INDIANAPOLIS – Whether its chicken and pork or corn and strawberries, the list of foods produced in Indiana is extensive. And the new Indiana Grown initiative is making locally grown foods more readily available to local consumers. Program manager David King says with more than 60,000 farms

PHOTO: More than 1,000 sites across Indiana are ready to provide meals to low-income children during the summer months. Photo credit: xenia/Morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - Summer means hunger for some of Indiana's youngest residents, but there are programs in the state ready to provide food for low-income children. A new report from the Food Research and Action Center found that summer food programs in Indiana last year served on average more than 41,0

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