WASHINGTON – This summer the Biden administration called for an end to hunger in America by 2030. Private-sector and public-sector commitments to help achieve the goal added up to more than $8 billion. Some of the commitments from the food industry include: Chobani, New Berlin, NY, is launching a new initiative called Food Access in Reach (FAIR): Ending child hunger one school at a time. The company will commit to school meal programs and child nutrition at the local, state […]

Alongside the sugarcane and soyabeans that sprout from his fields in the interior of São Paulo state, this year José Odilon De Lima Neto plans on sowing a different crop for the first time. “There may be an investment opportunity in wheat due to complications for summer planting in Ukraine and Russia,” said the farmer based near the city of Ribeirão Preto. International prices for the cereal have surged since Moscow invaded its neighbour, reflecting worries that the warring nations […]

COVID put a serious dent in demand for global and other exotic cuisines, as Americans were not only unable to travel but were also seeking comfort in foods they knew well and that hearkened back to a more stable time. Now, in Year Three of the pandemic, vaccinated Americans are willing to start taking a few more risks, and that includes food. Even before the pandemic, some trends were starting to point away from experimentation with new cuisines, said Maeve […]

SCHENECTADY – The Schenectady Foundation said it awarded $450,000 in grant funding to six nonprofits Wednesday that are leading projects “to reduce hunger and improve access to healthy, nutritious and culturally appropriate foods.” The money will be given to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, Schenectady Community Ministries, Rotterdam’s Messiah Lutheran Church, The Food Pantries for the Capital District, Capital Roots and The Schenectady Greenmarket, according to a news release issued by the organization. The foundation said it hopes […]

Volunteers at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Gastonia were a well oiled machine Sunday afternoon as they worked to feed the hungry around the world. Volunteers in hairnets gathered around a table, as the process began of stuffing clear plastic bags with a pack of vitamins, dehydrated soy protein, dehydrated veggies and a scoop of rice.  Bags were then pushed forward to others to weigh, seal, and then pack up. The bags of food help support Rise Against Hunger, an international […]