Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other News

News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.

House Rejects Farm Bill, SNAP Not Taken Out
The trillion-dollar legislation known as the farm bill will move to separate nutrition assistance from agriculture subsidies, which means that food stamps, or SNAPs, will get removed as...more



How SNAP Works
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps, caters to low-income households and offers them several benefits for purchasing food. SNAP is perceived as a work support that...more

One in Three Low-Income Families Struggle to Afford Basic Non-Food Items
According to a new nationwide Feed America study that benefited from assistance from the University of Illinois Family Resiliency Center (FRC) finds that families find it hard to afford basic...more

Volunteers to Package 25,000 Meals for School Children
Volunteers at The Children's Hunger Project serve 1,049 children a week in 27 schools in Brevard. The project aims to lift childhood hunger and malnutrition in elementary school children with...more

Pope Francis Supports Caritas Internationalis Campaign to End Hunger
Faith leaders, along with Pope Francis, will participate in a prayer service supporting a global campaign to end hunger. The Caritas Internationalis campaign, the "One Human Family, Food for...more

Cutting Food Stamp Funding May Put 6 Million Americans At Risk
Bread for the World Institute president, Rev. David Beckmann, cautions proposed House cuts for food stamps would increase hunger for six million Americans. Beckmann's warning is entrenched in a...more

Hamlet Foods Cohorts with Filipino Relief Group to Create Sustainable Social Enterprise Model
Hamlet Foods has partnered with Filipino relief organization, Gawad Kalinga, to help eliminate poverty and hunger in many Filipino communities through the development of a sustainable social...more

Tech Startups to Tackle Water Issues in California
With California currently experiencing a drought, startups are providing solutions such as drones, aerial imagery and data analytics to help deliver water to only the parts of farmers' fields that...more

Healthy Lunchbox Challenge Encourages Healthy Eating among Children
In a new study by a research team in the University of South Carolina, a low-cost, incentive-based program called the Healthy Lunchbox Challenge promotes healthy eating habits among...more






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Youths in the Middle East Address Unemployment By Creating New Businesses


Youths in the Middle East Address Unemployment By Creating New Businesses

Youths in the Middle East deal with the world’s social problems such as high youth unemployment rates. As a solution, some are creating new businesses with a social purpose, such as tackling environmental issues, illiteracy or health, while also spurring job creation.




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