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There is an alarming amount of hunger in the United States, despite our collective wealth. This fact has been cited so often that it has lost some of its power. Income inequality is old news, but it’s important not to take this for granted....
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today that the state’s going to be giving $4.5 million to 2,600 emergency food shelters in New York. Most of that aid is landing outside our region, but JCEO of Clinton and Franklin Counties is getting $22,676. The...
October 16th is the day the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization designates as World Food Day. It's a day to remember all the people in the world who go hungry or undernourished and what the rest of the people in the world can do about...
Florence Reed was a Peace Corps volunteer in Panama in the 1990s. While there, she saw not only the ravages of tropical deforestation, but also the reaction of farmers who wanted to do something different but didn't necessarily know how. Reed...
The farm bill never used to be this controversial. For decades, the drill went like this. Conservatives representing rural districts wanted subsidies for agriculture; liberals representing urban districts wanted money for food stamps for cities'...
News stories tagged with "hunger"
Dec 28, 2004 — The deer hunting season has ended. But the deer are still plentiful. Overpopulation of deer has led to an increase in deer-and-car crashes. Too many deer also damage forests. In some states, though, the deer overpopulation also means more deer meat is made available to low-income people. That's because hunters, meat processors and food banks are working together to get venison to the poor. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Skye Rohde reports. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
May 13, 2004 — This Sunday afternoon three Crop Walks for Hunger will be held in the Jefferson county communities of Adams, Sackets Harbor and Watertown. Pastor Cynthia Walton, of the United Presbyterian Church of Sackets Harbor, says money raised during the Crop Walks will benefit local food banks and world-wide disaster relief. Go to full article
Nov 26, 2003 — More on the decades old 'war against hunger'. A report this week said more people are in need and food donations are down. Meanwhile, obesity is a growing problem among the poor. Commentator Jill Vaughan makes a connection. Go to full article
by Karen DeWitt
Nov 25, 2003 — Just days before Thanksgiving, food pantries and soup kitchens are out with their annual report. They find more people are stopping in for food, while charities are receiving less help to feed them. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Oct 03, 2003 — With a dusting of snow and frost in some parts of the region this week, it's time to say good-bye to bright perennials and favorite herbs. But many North Country gardeners enjoyed an extended growing season again this year thanks to mild temperatures last month. For a group of novice gardeners in Potsdam, this summer was an opportunity to seriously dig into tilling, hoeing, weeding and fence building. And despite a late start and lack of supplies, their volunteer effort paid off recently with a whopping harvest for the needy. Todd Moe reports. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
May 21, 2003 — If you garden in the North Country, you've got a personal relationship with frost. It marks the beginning and the end of the season, but there are ways around those deadlines. Martha Foley talks with Phil Harnden, founder of the North Country Garden School, advocate of Garden Share, and author of a new book: A Gardener's Guide to Frost. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Dec 19, 2002 — Soldiers at Fort Drum, near Watertown, are preparing for possible war in Iraq. But the Army is also struggling with a more domestic issue. By the Pentagon's own estimate, thousands of military families across the country live in poverty. Despite recent salary increases, some enlisted men and women say they can't afford food and other basic needs. Brian Mann visited Fort Drum and sends this report. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Nov 26, 2002 — The holiday season is bringing home another dimension of the gap caused by the loss of Ames Department stores in many North Country communities. Non-profit groups used the retail chain for their gift-giving programs. With the stores closed, many community groups fear a leaner holiday season for their clients. Lorraine Taylor is Director of the Gouverneur Neighborhood Center, one of the communities which partnered with Ames during the holidays. Go to full article
Nov 12, 2002 — David Sommerstein talks with Janet Poppendieck, author of Sweet Charity: Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement. She says the growth of soup kitchens and food pantries in the past two decades distracts activists and policy-makers from the root causes of hunger in the U.S. Go to full article