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

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 s...
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 hea...
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 Fund
01/15/2019

Palms for Life Fund

"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 c...
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 eat...
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

Palms for Life Fund
10/24/2018

Palms for Life Fund

Palms for Life Founder Hannah Laufer-Rottman dedicated almost 30 years of her life working for the United Nations, helping to improve the lives of others.

“I have seen poverty throughout the world. I know what it means for poor people to live a life with no hope for the future, and I know with complete certainty that we can make a difference by joining hands and working together. The cycle of poverty can be broken; it takes vision, knowledge, persistence, understanding, commitment, and participation at the local level.” #UNDay #UnitedNations #GlobalMother #Poverty #GlobalPoverty

10/17/2018

World Food Day was yesterday! Thank you for joining us for a discussion about social and political structures surrounding food insecurity, quality, and waste in the United States.
Watch Noor Kaur speak about why she thinks #FacesOfHunger is a good fit for college students.
https://vimeo.com/295232460

It is #WorldFoodDay today! #JoinUs for a discussion about social and political structures surrounding food insecurity, q...
10/16/2018

It is #WorldFoodDay today!

#JoinUs for a discussion about social and political structures surrounding food insecurity, quality, and waste in the United States. Use the hashtag #FacesOfHunger

Take a look at all the schools participating in this year's screening and discussion!
https://palmsforlifefund.org/foh2018/

10/16/2018
Faces of Hunger: Hannah Laufer-Rottman

World Food Day is today! #JoinUs for a discussion about social and political structures surrounding food insecurity, quality, and waste in the United States. Use the hashtag #FacesOfHunger

Watch Hannah Laufer-Rottman speak about why she named the campaign Faces of Hunger and her vision.

https://vimeo.com/295232460

This is "Faces of Hunger: Hannah Laufer-Rottman" by Faces of Hunger on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

10/15/2018
Faces of Hunger: Maayan Laufer

Tomorrow is World Food Day! #JoinUs for a discussion about social and political structures surrounding food insecurity, quality, and waste in the United States. Use the hashtag #FacesOfHunger

Watch Maayan Laufer speak about the Faces of Hunger Campaign's vision: inspiring the future leaders of the world.

https://vimeo.com/295235729

This is "Faces of Hunger: Maayan Laufer" by Faces of Hunger on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

#WorldFoodDay2018 is 1 DAY AWAY!!! #JoinUs in our discussion of food policy, insecurity, and health by reposting our ima...
10/15/2018

#WorldFoodDay2018 is 1 DAY AWAY!!! #JoinUs in our discussion of food policy, insecurity, and health by reposting our images! Use our hashtag #FacesOfHunger with your posts.

#HealthyFood #FacesOfHunger #WorldFoodDay #WorldFoodDay2018 #Change #Awareness #Food #EndHunger #FoodAccess #Nutrition #World #Hunger #Health

#WorldFoodDay2018 is 1 DAY AWAY!!! #JoinUs in our discussion of food policy, insecurity, and health by reposting our ima...
10/15/2018

#WorldFoodDay2018 is 1 DAY AWAY!!! #JoinUs in our discussion of food policy, insecurity, and health by reposting our images! Use our hashtag #FacesOfHunger with your posts.

#HealthyFood #FacesOfHunger #Obesity #WorldFoodDay #WorldFoodDay2018 #Change #Awareness #Food #EndHunger #FoodAccess #Nutrition #World #Hunger #Health

#WorldFoodDay2018 is 2 DAYS AWAY!! #JoinUs in our discussion of food policy, insecurity, and health by reposting our ima...
10/14/2018

#WorldFoodDay2018 is 2 DAYS AWAY!! #JoinUs in our discussion of food policy, insecurity, and health by reposting our images! Use our hashtag #FacesOfHunger with your posts.

#WorldFoodDay #FoodPolicy
#EndHunger #Changemakers #Health #MakeADifference #FoodInsecurity #Nutrition #Change #PositiveChange #MakeChange

#WorldFoodDay2018 is quickly approaching. #JoinUs in our discussion of food policy, insecurity, and health by reposting ...
10/14/2018

#WorldFoodDay2018 is quickly approaching. #JoinUs in our discussion of food policy, insecurity, and health by reposting our images! Use our hashtag #FacesOfHunger with your posts.

#WorldFoodDay2018 is 3 days away! #JoinUs in our discussion of food policy, insecurity, and health by reposting our imag...
10/13/2018

#WorldFoodDay2018 is 3 days away! #JoinUs in our discussion of food policy, insecurity, and health by reposting our images! Use our hashtag #FacesOfHunger with your posts.

#WorldFoodDay #FoodPolicy
#EndHunger #Changemakers #Health #MakeADifference #FoodInsecurity #Nutrition #Change #PositiveChange #MakeChange

#WorldFoodDay2018 is quickly approaching. #JoinUs in our discussion of food policy, insecurity, and health by reposting ...
10/13/2018

#WorldFoodDay2018 is quickly approaching. #JoinUs in our discussion of food policy, insecurity, and health by reposting our images! Use our hashtag #FacesOfHunger with your posts.

A huge shout out to Monmouth College Universities Fighting World Hunger Auburn NYU Alternative Breaks
Mizzou College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources for joining this year's screening and discussion!

#SchoolFeeding #WorldFoodDay
#Change #EndHunger #School #SchoolFood #FoodAccess #Nutrition #WorldFoodDay

10/12/2018
Freshly Retired

Salem Suber needed a way to meet the increasing demand for fresh food by residents at Southminster, a continuing care retirement community in Charlotte, N.C. Residents were tired of the standard frozen meals and wanted more nutrient-rich options, but with 282 unique published menus every 21 days, how could Suber, Director of Culinary Services, maintain consistency and meet their demands? Chef Kris Reid had the answer, “blow it up and start over again.” Freshly Retired explores the way Reid’s tireless passion for fresh, local food powers a world of change within an institutional setting by creating deep personal connections to the food being grown and served—resulting in bottom-line savings in the kitchen and a vibrant community of residents around the garden.

Credit Vittles Films

#WorldFoodDay2018 is 4 days away! #JoinUs in our discussion of food policy, insecurity, and health by reposting our images! Use our hashtag #FacesOfHunger with your posts. This week we will be discussing food and health.

#HealthyFood
#FacesOfHunger #Obesity #WorldFoodDay #WorldFoodDay2018 #Change #Awareness #Food #EndHunger #FoodAccess #Nutrition #World #Hunger #Health

#WorldFoodDay2018 is quickly approaching. #JoinUs in our discussion of food policy, insecurity, and health by reposting ...
10/12/2018

#WorldFoodDay2018 is quickly approaching. #JoinUs in our discussion of food policy, insecurity, and health by reposting our images! Use our hashtag #FacesOfHunger with your posts.

#WorldFoodDay2018 is quickly approaching. #JoinUs in our discussion of food policy, insecurity, and health by reposting ...
10/11/2018

#WorldFoodDay2018 is quickly approaching. #JoinUs in our discussion of food policy, insecurity, and health by reposting our images! Use our hashtag #FacesOfHunger with your posts.

#WorldFoodDay #FoodPolicy
#EndHunger #Changemakers #Health #MakeADifference #FoodInsecurity #Nutrition #Change #PositiveChange #MakeChange

#WorldFoodDay2018 is quickly approaching. #JoinUs in our discussion of food policy, insecurity, and health by reposting ...
10/11/2018

#WorldFoodDay2018 is quickly approaching. #JoinUs in our discussion of food policy, insecurity, and health by reposting our images! Use our hashtag #FacesOfHunger with your posts.

A huge shout-out to Student Farm at Penn State YHHAP Illini Fighting Hunger SSTOP Hunger at the University of Kentucky Enactus for joining this year's screening and discussion!

#SchoolFeeding #WorldFoodDay
#Change #EndHunger #Obesity #School #SchoolFood #FoodAccess #Nutrition #WorldFoodDay

#JoinUs for World Food Day 2018! The 2018 Film Collection is comprised of 11 short films that show the critical response...
10/10/2018

#JoinUs for World Food Day 2018! The 2018 Film Collection is comprised of 11 short films that show the critical responses to the social and political structures surrounding food insecurity, quality, and waste in the United States. This week we will be discussing food and health.

#HealthyFood
#FacesOfHunger #Obesity #WorldFoodDay #WorldFoodDay2018 #Change #Awareness #Food #EndHunger #FoodAccess #Nutrition #World #Hunger #Health

#WorldFoodDay2018 is quickly approaching. #JoinUs in our discussion of food policy, insecurity, and health by reposting ...
10/10/2018

#WorldFoodDay2018 is quickly approaching. #JoinUs in our discussion of food policy, insecurity, and health by reposting our images! Use our hashtag #FacesOfHunger with your posts.

#WorldFoodDay2018 is quickly approaching. #JoinUs in our discussion of food policy, insecurity, and health by reposting ...
10/09/2018

#WorldFoodDay2018 is quickly approaching. #JoinUs in our discussion of food policy, insecurity, and health by reposting our images! Use our hashtag #FacesOfHunger with your posts. This week we will be discussing food and health.

A huge shout-out to
Razorback Food Recovery
Share Meals
Universities Fighting World Hunger Guelph (UFWH)
for joining this year's screening and discussion!

#HealthyFood
#FacesOfHunger #Obesity #WorldFoodDay #WorldFoodDay2018 #Change #Awareness #Food #EndHunger #FoodAccess #Nutrition #World #Hunger #Health

Faces of Hunger
10/09/2018

Faces of Hunger

#WorldFoodDay2018 is quickly approaching. #JoinUs in our discussion of food policy, insecurity, and health by reposting our images! Use our hashtag #FacesOfHunger with your posts.

#WorldFoodDay2018 is quickly approaching. #JoinUs in our discussion of food policy, insecurity, and health by reposting ...
10/09/2018

#WorldFoodDay2018 is quickly approaching. #JoinUs in our discussion of food policy, insecurity, and health by reposting our images! Use our hashtag #FacesOfHunger with your posts.

“The rise of childhood obesity has placed the health of an entire generation at risk” -Tom Vilsack #JoinUs for World...
10/08/2018

“The rise of childhood obesity has placed the health of an entire generation at risk” -Tom Vilsack

#JoinUs for World Food Day 2018! The 2018 Film Collection is comprised of 11 short films that show the critical responses to the social and political structures surrounding food insecurity, quality, and waste in the United States. This week we will be discussing food and health.

#HealthyFood
#FacesOfHunger #Obesity #WorldFoodDay #WorldFoodDay2018 #Change #Awareness #Food #EndHunger #FoodAccess #Nutrition #World #Hunger #Health

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