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World Hunger Education Service - Hunger Notes Hunger Notes is an online publication of WHES that has been continuously published since 1976, beginning as a print publication.
Since its founding in 1976, the mission of World Hunger Education Service is to undertake programs, including Hunger Notes, that —educate the general public and target groups about the extent and causes of hunger and malnutrition in the United States and the world —advance comprehension which integrates ethical, religious, social, economic, political, and scientific perspectives on the world food problem — facilitate communication and networking among those who are working for solutions —promote individual and collective commitments to sustainable hunger solutions.
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Board of Directors Peter Morris (Chairperson), Steve Hansch (Secretary), Antonio Gayoso, Kathy Pomroy (Treasurer), Sarah Polaski (Social Media Editor), Peggy Carlson, Abigail Price, Caitlin LaComb Emeritus: Dan Shaughnessy, Linda Worthington Founder: Pat Kutzner WHES Associates and contributors. WHES Associates and contributors, through their financial support, play a vital role in sustaining the World Hunger Education Service and Hunger Notes, making possible the Hunger Notes website and other activities. For more information WHES has approved consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

Mission: Since its founding in 1976, the mission of World Hunger Education Service is to undertake programs, including Hunger Notes, that —educate the general public and target groups about the extent and causes of hunger and malnutrition in the United States and the world —advance comprehension which integrates ethical, religious, social, economic, political, and scientific perspectives on the world food problem — facilitate communication and networking among those who are working for solutions —promote individual and collective commitments to sustainable hunger solutions.

07/06/2020
United Nations Asks for Additional Food Resources as Corona Virus Impacts World - World Hunger News

New post (United Nations Asks for Additional Food Resources as Corona Virus Impacts World) has been published on World Hunger News

Last week, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has asked for Five Billion Dollars to help fight hunger in developing and middle-income countries. David Beasley, WFP Executive Director said the number of hungry people could increase by 82% due to the pandemic.

New post (Pandemics, Crisis and Hunger:  An Interview with Dr. Ron Waldman Part 2) has been published on World Hunger Ne...
06/14/2020
Pandemics, Crisis and Hunger: An Interview with Dr. Ron Waldman Part 2 - World Hunger News

New post (Pandemics, Crisis and Hunger: An Interview with Dr. Ron Waldman Part 2) has been published on World Hunger News

Exclusive content from the World Hunger Education Service. June 2020 Hunger Notes editors Peter Morris and Steve Hansch interviewed pandemic expert Dr. Ron Waldman (RW), Professor of Global Health at George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health, Board President of Doctor...

New post (These 18 Organizations Are Building a Stronger Food System Through Agroecology) has been published on World Hu...
06/11/2020
These 18 Organizations Are Building a Stronger Food System Through Agroecology - World Hunger News

New post (These 18 Organizations Are Building a Stronger Food System Through Agroecology) has been published on World Hunger News

Agroecology is defined by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) as a set of agricultural practices that “apply ecological concepts and principles to optimize interactions between plants, animals, humans and the environment while taking into consideration the social aspects that need to ...

New post (UN Secretary General Warns of Worst Food Crisis in 50 Years) has been published on World Hunger News
06/10/2020
UN Secretary General Warns of Worst Food Crisis in 50 Years - World Hunger News

New post (UN Secretary General Warns of Worst Food Crisis in 50 Years) has been published on World Hunger News

The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, as warned of an impending crisis that is a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing world-wide recession. “50 million people will risk falling into extreme poverty.

New post (Pandemics, Crisis and Hunger:  An Interview with Dr. Ron Waldman    Part 1) has been published on World Hunger...
06/08/2020
Pandemics, Crisis and Hunger: An Interview with Dr. Ron Waldman Part 1 - World Hunger News

New post (Pandemics, Crisis and Hunger: An Interview with Dr. Ron Waldman Part 1) has been published on World Hunger News

June 7, 2020 Hunger Notes editors Peter Morris and Steve Hansch interviewed pandemic expert Dr. Ron Waldman (RW), Professor of Global Health at George Washington School of Public Health and long-time point person for international health in emergencies for USAID and the Centers for Disease Control a...

New post (Pandemic Exposes Long-Standing Problems in the Global Food System) has been published on World Hunger News
06/08/2020
Pandemic Exposes Long-Standing Problems in the Global Food System - World Hunger News

New post (Pandemic Exposes Long-Standing Problems in the Global Food System) has been published on World Hunger News

In a very short time, the response to the COVID-19 virus pandemic has exposed many of the long-standing structural weaknesses and inequalities of the global food system. After years of steady progress in reducing the total number of chronically underfed people, the tide has turned backward, due to c...

New post (Desert Locusts Swarm in India - Worst in 27 Years) has been published on World Hunger News
06/06/2020
Desert Locusts Swarm in India - Worst in 27 Years - World Hunger News

New post (Desert Locusts Swarm in India - Worst in 27 Years) has been published on World Hunger News

Desert Locust Swarms in Northern India are the worst in 27 years and will affect food security. These swarms have already affected 13 countries and now India’s Rajasthan State and are moving toward Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, and Maharashtra States.

New post (US food prices see historic jump and are likely to stay high) has been published on World Hunger News
05/30/2020
US food prices see historic jump and are likely to stay high - World Hunger News

New post (US food prices see historic jump and are likely to stay high) has been published on World Hunger News

Overall, the cost of food bought to eat at home skyrocketed by the most in 46 years, and analysts caution that meat prices in particular could remain high as slaughterhouses struggle to maintain production levels while implementing procedures intended to keep workers healthy.

New post (Kerala State successful in fight against Corona Virus) has been published on World Hunger News
05/28/2020
Kerala State successful in fight against Corona Virus - World Hunger News

New post (Kerala State successful in fight against Corona Virus) has been published on World Hunger News

Kerala State of India has shown one recipe for successful Covid19 mitigation: test, trace, isolate and support. It’s slightly smaller in population than California, but per the GoI MoHFW website (5/27/20) has currently had only 963 cases and 6 deaths (the article cites 524 cases and 4 deaths as of...

New post (CoVid-19; Global Cooperation in the Fight is a Must) has been published on World Hunger News
05/28/2020
CoVid-19; Global Cooperation in the Fight is a Must - World Hunger News

New post (CoVid-19; Global Cooperation in the Fight is a Must) has been published on World Hunger News

The consensus in the front line fighting CoVid-19; Global cooperation and solidarity is necessary to successfully stop community spread and the ensuing deaths for SARS 2 Coronavirus. This opinion piece is by two seasoned humanitarian workers, Fred Spielberg and Everett Ressler.

SNAP Online Purchasing to Cover 90% of Households
05/22/2020
SNAP Online Purchasing to Cover 90% of Households

SNAP Online Purchasing to Cover 90% of Households

(Washington, D.C., May 20, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that households in 13 new states – Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia – will soon be able to ...

Montgomery County Food Council
05/15/2020

Montgomery County Food Council

Please share! Grocery distribution tomorrow in Gaithersburg organized by the Islamic Center of Maryland. Sign up at icomd.org/signup.

The University of Maryland’s community garden was a teaching tool that has now become a necessity for people in need ami...
05/13/2020
UMD Community Garden Becomes Necessity During Pandemic

The University of Maryland’s community garden was a teaching tool that has now become a necessity for people in need amid the coronavirus pandemic. The fresh vegetables and herbs grown there are distributed at the school’s free food pantry.
http://campuspantry.umd.edu/

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/umd-community-garden-becomes-necessity-during-pandemic/2299809/

The University of Maryland’s community garden was a teaching tool that has now become a necessity for people in need amid the coronavirus pandemic. The fresh vegetables and herbs grown there are distributed at the school’s free food pantry. News4’s Tracee Wilkins reports.

https://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/28754/the-geography-of-covid-19-and-a-vulnerable-global-food-system?utm_sou...
05/13/2020
The Geography of COVID-19 and a Vulnerable Global Food System

https://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/28754/the-geography-of-covid-19-and-a-vulnerable-global-food-system?utm_source=Active+Subscribers&utm_campaign=8f4b483bbd-Daily_Subscribers_05122020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_35c49cbd51-8f4b483bbd-64523361&mc_cid=8f4b483bbd&mc_eid=21e68ca2e4

Last month, as the coronavirus continued to spread across the globe, the World Food Program warned that pandemic-related famine could eventually take more lives than the disease itself. Understanding the geography of the pandemic and the vulnerability of food systems is critical for a well-informed....

In #Kyrgyzstan tens of thousands of day laborers and others who work at Central Asia's largest bazaar face are going hun...
05/12/2020
Workers Go Hungry As Central Asia's Largest Bazaar Stands Empty

In #Kyrgyzstan tens of thousands of day laborers and others who work at Central Asia's largest bazaar face are going hungry after weeks without work

https://www.rferl.org/a/workers-go-hungry-as-central-asia-s-largest-bazaar-stands-empty/30607483.html

Central Asia's largest bazaar has been closed for a month now, causing hunger and poverty for some 50,000 people in Bishkek who worked there before COVID-19 struck. Some of these people live on-site in shipping containers, while others live at an informal shantytown on a garbage dump near the giant....

The Brookings Institution found a significant increase in child hunger in the US during the coronavirus pandemic: 17.4 p...
05/07/2020
The COVID-19 crisis has already left too many children hungry in America

The Brookings Institution found a significant increase in child hunger in the US during the coronavirus pandemic: 17.4 percent of children were not eating enough. That’s three times as high as in 2008, during the Great Recession.

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2020/05/06/the-covid-19-crisis-has-already-left-too-many-children-hungry-in-america/

In this blog post, Lauren Bauer documents new evidence from two nationally representative surveys that were initiated to provide up-to-date estimates of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the incidence of food insecurity.

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Those at the front line of hunger are the vulnerable and the less privileged in any society !!!!!
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