Faces of Hunger

Faces of Hunger Faces of Hunger (FOH) is project dedicated to increasing awareness of food security issues in the Us and abroad through film.
Palms for Life Fund is a not-for-profit corporation (501(c)(3)) started by Hannah Laufer-Rottman dedicated to ending poverty by addressing its root causes. The funds we raise on behalf of very reputable local NGOs help to alleviate hunger, support education, especially girls’ education, adult literacy, health care for mothers and children and microfinance. With these investments Palms contributes to providing poor people with new opportunities to make the right choice for a better future.

Faces of Hunger (FOH) is an annual film festival dedicated to increasing awareness of food security issues in the United States of America. We are looking for critical responses to the social and political structures surrounding food insecurity, quality and waste nationwide. FOH was created by Palms for Life Fund, a NYC based non-profit that works globally with organizations on-the-ground to provide access to food, water, education, and sanitation. We have set up mobile libraries for streetchildren in Ecuador, brought literacy to undermined women farmers in Burkina Faso, and built toilets in Nicaragua to improve school sanitation. With a grant from the European Union, we are now providing sustainable, quality services to the most vulnerable children in Swaziland. But human rights issues aren’t confined to developing countries. In 2015, one in seven Americans experienced food insecurity; up to 40% of food produced in the United States goes uneaten every year; and because of the obesity rate, the current generation of children will be the first to live shorter lives than their parents. In one of the world’s most developed countries, such food issues should not exist. Through the FOH Film Festival we call upon filmmakers to explore solutions and shed light on this hidden reality.

Mission: We are eager for you to join in the discussion on the daily conditions and obstacles faced in accessing sufficient and nutritious food. Let’s bring this discussion to the breakfast table by: • Encouraging conversation through striking stories and visuals that demand to be shared • Inspiring individuals who have first hand experience of food insecurity to speak out about their struggles • Showcasing works by socially conscious filmmakers

The world produces enough food to feed all 7 billion people, but those who go hungry either do not have land to grow foo...
01/17/2020

The world produces enough food to feed all 7 billion people, but those who go hungry either do not have land to grow food or money to purchase it.
#FacesOfHunger #ZeroHunger #SDGs #GlobalIssues #FoodAwareness #EndHunger

Food waste is one of the major contributors to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Be Conscious. Be Smart. Be part of the ch...
01/15/2020

Food waste is one of the major contributors to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Be Conscious. Be Smart. Be part of the change by looking for new ways to reuse food waste.
#FacesOfHunger #FoodAwareness #FoodIssues #WasteFreeWednesdays
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Faces of Hunger Screening at University of Kentucky! Students viewed the short films compiled by FOH on food issues such...
11/21/2019

Faces of Hunger Screening at University of Kentucky! Students viewed the short films compiled by FOH on food issues such as sustainability, food waste, and gardening. The Universities Fighting World Hunger - UFWH chapter put on the film screening for National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. #FacesofHunger #Sustainability #Hunger #Students #Impact

Today is #WorldFoodDay!#JoinUs for a discussion about social and political structures surrounding #FoodInsecurity, #Food...
10/16/2019

Today is #WorldFoodDay!
#JoinUs for a discussion about social and political structures surrounding #FoodInsecurity, #FoodWaste, and #Sustainability in the United States. Use the hashtag #FacesOfHunger

Take a look at all the schools participating in this year’s screening and discussion!
through this link
Facesofhunger.org

The 2019 Shortlist for the Faces of Hunger Film Festival is available now! Check out our website: https://www.palmsforli...
10/12/2019

The 2019 Shortlist for the Faces of Hunger Film Festival is available now! Check out our website:

https://www.palmsforlifefund.org/2019shortlist

Screenings will be held in universities globally on October 16th #WorldFoodDay2019

Register for free here: https://www.palmsforlifefund.org/foh

#JoinUs in our discussion about #foodissues #foodhealth #sustainability and more!
#foodgarden #community #foodempowerment #filmscreening #universities #students #globalaction #discussion

Faces of Hunger
09/11/2019

Faces of Hunger

Faces of Hunger's cover photo
09/11/2019

Faces of Hunger's cover photo

“Information is the first step” in keeping trash out of waterways. Ripple effects of consuming pollutants include childh...
09/01/2019

“Information is the first step” in keeping trash out of waterways. Ripple effects of consuming pollutants include childhood stunting, infant mortality, lowered economic activity, and food production. Read about the connection between water pollution and SDG global goals.

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“information is the first step” in keeping trash out of waterways. Ripple effects of consuming pollutants include childhood stunting, infant mortality, lowered economic activity and food production. Read about the connection between water pollution and SDG global goals.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-water-climatechange/water-pollution-an-invisible-threat-to-global-goals-economists-warn-idUSKCN1VA24P
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Renowned chef @DanBarber makes a case for the many ways that pursuing FLAVOR can drive sustainable eating habits and pos...
08/24/2019

Renowned chef @DanBarber makes a case for the many ways that pursuing FLAVOR can drive sustainable eating habits and positively transform the food system from the ground up via his seed company Row 7 Seed Company. Graze on this interview.
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Renowed chef @DanBarber makes a case for the many ways that pursuing FLAVOR can drive sustainable eating habits and positively transform the food system from the ground up via his seed company Row 7 Seed Company Graze on this interview.
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#SustainableFood #FoodCrisis #GlobalDev #SustainableAction

Faces of Hunger Short Film Festival 2019 is open for submissions! Show us where you stand on food issues in America and ...
08/06/2019
Faces of Hunger Short Film Festival

Faces of Hunger Short Film Festival 2019 is open for submissions! Show us where you stand on food issues in America and around the world by submitting your short film to via FilmFreeway
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***EMAIL US AT [email protected] TO WAIVE SUBMISSION FEE*** Faces of Hunger (FOH) is an annual online film festival dedicated to increasing awareness o...

Food deserts impact around 23 million Americans. Low-income communities deserve access to fresh and healthy food. #World...
08/04/2019

Food deserts impact around 23 million Americans. Low-income communities deserve access to fresh and healthy food. #WorldFoodDay #FoodDeserts

"One recent survey from Temple University, for example, found that nearly 50 percent of students at more than 100 school...
08/02/2019
Many College Students Are Too Poor to Eat

"One recent survey from Temple University, for example, found that nearly 50 percent of students at more than 100 schools couldn’t afford to eat a balanced meal and 35 percent of students were skipping meals entirely because they did not have enough money for food." #FoodInsecurity #WorldFoodDay
https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2019/07/lawmakers-introduce-bill-address-campus-hunger/593704/

But no one can agree on just how many. Now lawmakers are introducing a bill to change that.

Happy #WasteFreeWednesday! In order to promote less food waste, we are reintroducing ideas to promote sustainable soluti...
07/31/2019

Happy #WasteFreeWednesday! In order to promote less food waste, we are reintroducing ideas to promote sustainable solutions to food issues. #WorldFoodDay2019

Healthy eating is crucial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. As #WorldFoodDay2019 approaches, let us take a closer look...
07/30/2019

Healthy eating is crucial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. As #WorldFoodDay2019 approaches, let us take a closer look at our relationship with food. Also, let us raise awareness of the lack of access to healthy foods. #FoodInsecurity #Health

Food issues impact billions globally. To raise awareness of these issues, it is important to recognize the source of the...
07/29/2019

Food issues impact billions globally. To raise awareness of these issues, it is important to recognize the source of the problem. Sustainably sourced food is one key to reversing climate change. As #WorldFoodDay2019 approaches, let's learn more about food, health, and the environment. #FacesOfHunger

$1 trillion of food is lost or wasted every year . That’s around ⅓ of the world’s food. Access to sufficient and nutriti...
06/24/2019

$1 trillion of food is lost or wasted every year . That’s around ⅓ of the world’s food. Access to sufficient and nutritious FOOD is a Basic Human Right.
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#hunger #humanrights #endhunger #worldhunger

“Food is simple . . . and [kids] should be shown at school, because it's at the front line of the fight against obesity....
06/19/2019
Food revolutionaries

“Food is simple . . . and [kids] should be shown at school, because it's at the front line of the fight against obesity.” - @JamieOliver, thank you for all you do!
#healthyeating

https://www.ted.com/talks/jamie_oliver_food_revolutionaries?language=en#t-67027

Jamie Oliver crystallized his vision for a food revolution in his TED Talk. At the Charlton Manor Primary School in London, head teacher Timothy Baker is putting his idea into action by offering not just food education but education centered on food.

“In our #culture, the notion of #hunger goes hand in hand with the expectation that #food will eventually be available.....
05/17/2019
The Hunger Language

“In our #culture, the notion of #hunger goes hand in hand with the expectation that #food will eventually be available...This is not the case for those living in #poverty and with #food #insecurity.”

A parent who doesn't feed his/her hungry child is judged harshly -- and children come to understand that being fed regularly is their birth right, their ...

Palms for Life
05/16/2019

Palms for Life

Hunger is on the rise - let’s face it together.

“The absolute number of undernourished people, i.e. those facing chronic food deprivation, has increased to nearly 821 million in 2017, from around 804 million in 2016.” (FAO)

Learn more about our Hungry tees here: https://www.palmsforlifefund.org/teesforlife
#poverty #food #charity #donate #cause #foodsecurity #hunger

02/15/2019
FACE THE PLATE MEAL SERIES - Lemony Lentil Soup

Cooking can be easy, nutritious, delicious and CHEAP. By cheap we mean $2 for 4 people. Take a look at this delicious #lentil soup video we did for our new initiative FACE THE PLATE #facetheplate #zerowaste #health

This is "FACE THE PLATE MEAL SERIES - Lemony Lentil Soup" by Faces of Hunger on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Monday's event at Brooklyn Borough Hall organized by Mr. Eric Adams was a tasty time as we introduced FACE THE PLATE (fa...
02/06/2019

Monday's event at Brooklyn Borough Hall organized by Mr. Eric Adams was a tasty time as we introduced FACE THE PLATE (facetheplate.org) through a delicious lentil soup among #vegans.

Video recipe here: vimeo.com/facesofhunger

"First and foremost, let’s do away with the idea that anyone could build a sustainable food system without centering soc...
02/04/2019
Why We Can't Separate Justice and Sustainability in the Food System

"First and foremost, let’s do away with the idea that anyone could build a sustainable food system without centering social justice in the process. Only a broad and deeply inclusive coalition will bring enough of us together to marshal the kind of political power needed to change the status quo. Only a movement that acknowledges these legacies and prioritizes the voices of those who’ve been marginalized in the current food system will be able to assemble such a coalition."

A national cookery school and programme to help train UK “community cooks” in how best to turn surplus food into healthy...
02/03/2019
Tesco teams up with charity to tackle food waste

A national cookery school and programme to help train UK “community cooks” in how best to turn surplus food into healthy meals – and prevent edible food going to waste – is to be launched.

Jamie Oliver backs food redistribution charity FareShare in training cooks in how to use unwanted food

"One of the most popular and well-regarded kitchen waste products for the garden is coffee grounds. For many of us, we p...
02/03/2019
Kitchen Waste You Should Be Saving for Spring Fertility

"One of the most popular and well-regarded kitchen waste products for the garden is coffee grounds. For many of us, we produce these every day. They are easy to save (just stockpile them in a bucket), and the effort will pay off in dividends. "

Faces of Hunger
02/03/2019

Faces of Hunger

The Atlantic
01/17/2019
The Atlantic

The Atlantic

"I know what it is like to be down to my last $5—literally—while I wait for a paycheck to arrive, and I know what it is like to subsist for days on a diet of eggs. ... I know what it is like to have to borrow money from my adult daughters because my wife and I ran out of heating oil." (from 2016)

"Making animal protein also accounts for more than a third of the production of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, in t...
01/16/2019
Milking cashews, not cows, for sustainability | Scienceline

"Making animal protein also accounts for more than a third of the production of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, in the United States (read: cows fart a lot). And when it rains, runoff can push animal waste into rivers and streams, polluting waterways and drinking water sources." https://scienceline.org/2019/01/milking-cashews-not-cows-for-sustainability/

Americans are eating less meat, creating a market for realistic veggie alternatives that could be the future of sustainability.

The New Food Economy
01/15/2019
The New Food Economy

The New Food Economy

After a four-day strike, one of the country's biggest fruit companies has walked back on its plan to lower pay for orange pickers.

The strike also exposed a systemic double standard in how farmworkers are compensated.

Palms for Life
01/15/2019

Palms for Life

"It is the first time the federal government has acknowledged #foodinsecurity on #campus in a significant way." https://buff.ly/2CZLwec #college

"...she had the idea of utilizing #3Dprinting technology to #upcycle #foodwaste into edible products. She decided to foc...
01/03/2019
These Two Dutch Students Create 3D-Printed Snacks From Food Waste

"...she had the idea of utilizing #3Dprinting technology to #upcycle #foodwaste into edible products. She decided to focus on #bread because it’s the number one wasted food product in the Netherlands."

What if we could find ways to magically turn food waste back into perfectly edible food? This is what Elzelinde Van Doleweerd and Vita Broeken, two Dutch girls in their twenties, are trying to do with their brand new company Upprinting Food.

"In the US, #childpoverty has, as the latest report from the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) shows, also ...
01/02/2019
Why aren’t we outraged by child poverty in Britain and the US? | Mary O’Hara

"In the US, #childpoverty has, as the latest report from the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) shows, also remained persistently high. It found that 41% (29.8 million children) were in low-income households and living on the brink of poverty in 2016. This included more than 5 million infants and toddlers under three. Around one in five children were defined as poor. Although under-18s account for 23% of the US population they represent 32% of all people in poverty."

It is not normal that millions of children are living in poverty in two of the world’s richest countries, says columnist Mary O’Hara

"It seems counter-intuitive, Andrés acknowledged, that hungry people would critique a free plate of hot food. What he ca...
11/29/2018
José Andrés’ Nobel Peace Prize nomination shows that societal change can start in the kitchen

"It seems counter-intuitive, Andrés acknowledged, that hungry people would critique a free plate of hot food. What he came to understand, though, is that eating the food you know to be yours, in the way that you know it to be yours, can be a powerful form of reassurance in the midst of crisis. “Food in essence gives you hope,” he told Noah. “Tomorrow maybe things will be better.”

For José Andrés, food is more than just fuel, it's a way to create change.

Global Landscapes Forum
11/20/2018
Global Landscapes Forum

Global Landscapes Forum

"We can all be part of the solution of reducing #food #waste by looking at ingredients with different eyes, look at the potential of every product even beyond it’s not-so-appealing appearance.

My advice is simple: avoid processed food, shop regularly and buy fresh ingredients. And before buying more food, open your pantry and your refrigerator and find the inner beauty in the humblest ingredients. Learn how to make soups from #vegetables that look sad or old; use bruised #fruit to make #cakes or #salads; use the #meat in your #freezer to prepare a ragout, or meatloaves or meatballs. 🍉🍞🍝🍰

It only takes a little bit of awareness, curiosity, creativity, and an open mind to create something new and genuine. Never forget that there is someone hungry out there, so do your best to teach your #children not to #waste food. 🤔

The fight against food waste starts from your home. Together we can make the difference." 💪🍽️

—Chef Massimo Bottura – founder Massimo Bottura - Osteria Francescana, Refettorio Felix, Refettorio Paris and Food for Soul – explains. Learn how the #Italian concept of #cucinapovera be used in the fight against global #hunger! #thinklandscape #glfbonn2018 http://ow.ly/Hu8u30mGglM 👇

"I don’t see how those of us in industrialized nations can tell people in developing economies what they should be eatin...
11/20/2018
Food fighter: Author Marion Nestle - Landscape News

"I don’t see how those of us in industrialized nations can tell people in developing economies what they should be eating, when it’s our companies that are pushing junk foods on those populations." - Marion Nestle, discussing her book "Unsavory Truth" with Global Landscapes Forum

When it comes to food facts, Nestle tells why we shouldn’t believe what we’re told

"Deep down we know sugar is bad for us, but Australian documentarian Damon Gameau is reminding us just how wicked the sw...
11/20/2018
15 Best Food Documentaries of All Time | The Manual

"Deep down we know sugar is bad for us, but Australian documentarian Damon Gameau is reminding us just how wicked the sweet stuff is (we promise you will be disturbed). Using himself as a test rat, Gameau adopts a low-fat, high-sugar diet equivalent to 40 tsp of sugar a day. The result: He feels like crap."

From Michelin-star restaurants to hot-headed chefs and the disgusting secrets hidden within the food-supply chain, these are the 15 best food documentaries of all time, including 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi' (2011), 'Fed Up' (2014), 'A Matter of Taste' (2011), and more.

"My art contributes to fundamental change by encouraging an audience to address big questions from that perspective. Soc...
11/20/2018
How art can shape America's conversation about freedom

"My art contributes to fundamental change by encouraging an audience to address big questions from that perspective. Social change is hard, but ideas matter tremendously." #Preach! #hunger #food #documentaries

In this quick talk, visual artist Dread Scott tells the story of one of his most transgressive art installations, which drew national attention for its controversial use of the American flag and led to a landmark First Amendment case in the US Supreme Court.

Students from University of Missouri participating in the #FacesofHunger Screening during #WorldFoodDay2018! Mizzou Coll...
11/01/2018

Students from University of Missouri participating in the #FacesofHunger Screening during #WorldFoodDay2018! Mizzou College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Students from Montana State University participating in the #FacesofHunger Screening during #WorldFoodDay2018! Enactus M...
10/25/2018

Students from Montana State University participating in the #FacesofHunger Screening during #WorldFoodDay2018! Enactus Montana State University

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Faces of Hunger (FOH) is dedicated to increasing awareness of food security issues in the United States of America and abroad through film. We are looking for critical discussion and responses to the social and political structures surrounding food insecurity, quality and waste. FOH was created by Palms for Life Fund, a NYC based non-profit that works globally with organizations on-the-ground to provide access to food, water, education, and sanitation. We have set up mobile libraries for streetchildren in Ecuador, brought literacy to undermined women farmers in Burkina Faso, and built toilets in Nicaragua to improve school sanitation. With a grant from the European Union, we are now providing sustainable, quality services to the most vulnerable children in Swaziland. With regards to the United States, human rights issues aren’t confined to developing countries. In 2015, one in seven Americans experienced food insecurity; up to 40% of food produced in the United States goes uneaten every year; and because of the obesity rate, the current generation of children will be the first to live shorter lives than their parents. In one of the world’s most developed countries, such food issues should not exist. Through FOH we call upon students and filmmakers to explore solutions and shed light on this hidden reality.

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