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Re: How do we end hunger in the US?
Reply #1 Posted on March 09, 2016

British food recycling cafes go global in fight against waste

http://news.yahoo.com/british-food-recycling-cafes-global-fight-against-waste-100740920.html

"The simple concept involves collecting food that would otherwise have been thrown away -- usually because it is "out-of-date" and unsellable under trading rules -- and turning it into perfectly edible meals."

    

France makes it illegal for super markets to waste food in effort to solve world hunger without GMOs

http://www.naturalnews.com/053051_food_waste_supermarkets_France.html

France makes it illegal for super markets to waste food in effort to solve world hunger without GMOs

"Food waste statistics are truly shocking - around 40 percent of all food in the United States goes to waste, while as many as 50 million Americans live in food-insecure households."

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Reply #2 Posted on March 15, 2016

A soup kitchen disguised as a restaurant is making a big difference in Kansas City.

http://www.upworthy.com/a-soup-kitchen-disguised-as-a-restaurant-is-making-a-big-difference-in-kansas-city

The prepared dishes are a sight to be seen.

"Mandy emphasized that everyone is welcome at their kitchen: college kids, police officers, doctors, students, volunteers. You don't have to be unable to afford food to get a bite to eat or volunteer your time. And with restaurant-quality meals at no cost, how could you resist?"

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Reply #3 Posted on March 15, 2016

One grocery chain is dealing with unsold food in an amazing way

http://www.upworthy.com/one-grocery-chain-is-dealing-with-unsold-food-in-an-amazing-way

U.K. grocery chain Tesco partnered with FareShare, an anti-hunger organization that helps connect groups wanting to donate food with soup kitchens and food banks, and it's been a hit. It's saved 50,000 meals worth of food in the first 6 months. Here's how it works...

 

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Reply #4 Posted on March 23, 2016

Starbucks Will Donate All of Its Unsold Food to America's Needy

http://fortune.com/2016/03/22/starbucks-foodshare-donate-unsold-food/

"The company says it’s teaming up with the Food Donation Connection and Feeding America in a program known as FoodShare that will allow the company to donate all of its leftover prepared meals to food banks. Starbucks says it aims to donate 100% of what is left over at participating outposts, estimating it will be able to donate almost 5 million meals at the end of its first year participating in the FoodShare program."

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Reply #5 Posted on July 02, 2016

11 Ways You Can Support The Fight Against Food Waste

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/food-recovery-companies_us_576a9715e4b065534f484f07?section=

     

Reclaim: Reducing The World Of Waste

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/reclaim/

Includes videos, blogs, news, and community conversations about reducing waste.

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Re: How do we end hunger in the US?
Reply #6 Posted on July 26, 2016

WhyHunger

http://www.whyhunger.org/

"WhyHunger is developing the most comprehensive database of food access organizations in the U.S., placing an emphasis on those that provide nutritious food. Currently with 18,455 organizations and growing, we are utilizing whyhunger.org/find-food, a new texting service and our WhyHunger Hotline 1-800-5HUNGRY to assist over 220,400 individuals annually to access healthy food in their communities."

"The WhyHunger Hotline refers people in need across the U.S. to food pantries, soup kitchens, summer meals sites, government nutrition programs and grassroots organizations, especially those that provide access to nutritious foods and nutritional support services."

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Re: How do we end hunger in the US?
Reply #7 Posted on September 12, 2016

50 Million Americans Suffer From Food Insecurity. Here Are 6 Simple Ways You Can Help

http://nationswell.com/6-ways-to-solve-hunger-in-america/

Here's what you can do to help:

  1. Fight food waste
  2. Experience hunger for yourself
  3. Petition Capitol Hill
  4. Get creative
  5. Use your power as a consumer
  6. Raise awareness

Try the tips and suggestions documented in this solutions piece...

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