Category Archives: Hunger

Thanksgiving Assistance

T-minus one week until T-Day. You ready for Thanksgiving? Preparing Thursday’s meal is likely to be labor intensive. But what doesn’t have to be hard is determining how much food to buy for the big day. There’s no need to stress over the size of the turkey or the number of pies needed (hint: the [...]

November 20, 2014 | Also posted in Household | Comments closed

Lovin’ It

When I was first doing the calculations about the volume of food America wasted every day–the stuff that would eventually become the first sentence of my book–I couldn’t imagine that that Rose Bowl image would end up in one of those cool whiteboard animation projects. Well, it has: More importantly, the video highlights the wonderful work [...]

December 16, 2013 | Also posted in Food Recovery, Stats | Comments closed

Let’s End Hunger

I consider most wasted food to be a lost opportunity to curb hunger. As a result, that should provide motivation to trim the former to chip away at the latter. Now. In light of the holiday season, SNAP cuts going into effect and the movement for fair wages for fast food workers, it’s high time [...]

December 6, 2013 | Posted in Hunger | Comments closed

Danes Demand an End to Waste

On Friday, Copenhagen will be…United Against Food Waste. The day will be a first: industry, government and consumers joining in a public event to tackle food waste. Even more encouraging, stakeholders from various stages of the food chain will speak at the event, which falls under the EU FUSIONS umbrella. In addition to the speeches, the [...]

October 2, 2013 | Also posted in Events, Food Recovery, International | Comments closed

Clean Your Plate, Because…You’re in China

Many of us grew up hearing the admonition, ‘Clean your plate, because there are children starving in China.’ Well, it turns out Chinese kids heard (and some experienced) similar things. That’s one of the many fascinating anecdotes reported in The World‘s fascinating piece on food waste in China. As part of the What’s For Lunch? series, The World focused [...]

June 12, 2013 | Also posted in Household, International | Comments closed

World Environment Day Recap

Yesterday was World Environment Day, and it was raining food waste activism. If only every day could be World Environment Day! (Not quite as catchy as ‘Earth Day every day,’ but you get the idea…). I had a hard time keeping track of all that happened yesterday in Food Waste World, so I’m guessing you [...]

June 6, 2013 | Also posted in Environment, General, International | Comments closed

Hunger’s Place in the National Consciousness

Arriving just in time to raise the profile of hunger in America, the documentary A Place At the Table is now out in theaters and, in some cable systems, on demand. Please see it! In addition to the film, it’s a campaign. The main site for A Place at the Table links to a related book, news [...]

March 7, 2013 | Posted in Hunger | Comments closed

Friday Buffet

Beautiful rot? That may or not be an oxymoron, but Joe Buglewicz’s photography series Rotten is worth a look. It’s similar to Klaus Pichler’s fabulous One Third project. — — Feeding the 5,000, that fabulous public event using rescued foods to feed the needy, happened in Dublin this week. Have a look: — — The Dublin [...]

November 30, 2012 | Also posted in Food Recovery, International | Comments closed

Making a Point

Recently, I filmed a video comment for The Point, a discussion show on the online TYT Network. Here’s the entire webisode, which tackles a nice combination of food topics. My video and the food waste discussion begin at about 17:00. By the way, I’m also skeptical on whether we’ll ever eradicate hunger. That would mean we–the [...]

October 2, 2012 | Also posted in Personal | Comments closed

Peachy Keen

New Jersey peach producers usually throw away about a million cosmetically-challenged (blemished) peaches every year. This year, they’ve decided to do something about it. Eastern ProPak, a N.J. growers collective, has teamed up with the Food Bank of South Jersey and Campbell’s Soup to create a peach salsa from unsellable fruit. The result is Just [...]

August 2, 2012 | Also posted in Farm, Food Recovery | Comments closed
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