The delicate proxy clash has pitted Democrats eager to emphasize issues like hunger and nutrition against traditionalists who believe the department should represent rural America.
Student-led mutual aid networks have raised tens of thousands of dollars to help peers cover basic costs of living.
The agency was awarded the prize for providing food assistance to millions around the world, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic.
The country debates women’s honor inexhaustibly but pays little attention to the ferocious and imminent dangers of climate disasters.
Starvation again threatens war-afflicted Yemen, where the U.N. has halved food rations for lack of funding. “If we get the money, we still may have famine,” the head of the U.N. anti-hunger agency said.
Every child in N.Y.C. public schools was given a $420 benefits card. The well-off should use theirs to support food banks.
The pandemic has exacerbated the inequalities that already existed. These organizations are bridging the gap.
A pandemic of suffering follows on the heels of Covid-19 in poor countries, and children suffer most.
“Congress and the Trump administration must act immediately to flatten the curve on our hunger crisis and get our economy moving by making increased investments in SNAP,” a reader writes.
Worldwide, the population facing life-threatening levels of food insecurity is expected to double, to more than a quarter of a billion people.
The economic strain of the coronavirus pandemic has more Americans turning to food banks and charity for help feeding their families.
Under pressure from Congress, the Agriculture Department agreed to extend special rules making it easier for schools to provide subsidized meals, but only through December.
“These amazing young kids are running the whole show,” said the owner of the Wood Cafe, which gives away food. “Their energy propels it.”
For years, Winston Chiu has been committed to eliminating food waste and hunger. The pandemic has made his job a lot harder.
As South Africans cope with hunger in the pandemic, government efforts at delivering relief have floundered amid widespread allegations of fraud and mismanagement.
As the pandemic has brought home the importance of the global movement for food sovereignty, members are planting and sharing.
The two issues are linked, but during the coronavirus pandemic the relationship is not always simple.
In the first three months of the coronavirus pandemic, more than six million people joined a program the Trump administration tried to cut.
States run SNAP, and many students and older people don’t realize they’re eligible. Without more federal support, millions more may qualify.
For many New Yorkers, healthy meals are hard to come by these days. Now activists are stocking refrigerators for those in need.