food insecurity

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued its 2016 Household Food Security report.  It finds about 12.3 percent of American households were food insecure at some point during 2016, down from 12.7 percent in 2015.  The report indicates Vermont and New York followed that national trend.

Grant Aims To Stem Food Waste In The Hudson Valley

Jun 12, 2017
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US Department of Agriculture

A group that counts seven Hudson Valley counties as its members has received New York state funding to continue its work in food rescue and combating food insecurity. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.

Local Groups Prep For Feeding The Hudson Valley

Oct 4, 2016

A number of community organizations in the Hudson Valley are banding together to raise awareness about food waste. They’ve been prepping for a first-time event Saturday at Walkway Over the Hudson called Feeding the Hudson Valley.

Kids at South End Children's Café
Jessica Bloustein Marshall/WAMC

At the hottest new restaurant in Albany’s South End, the lights are low, but the ambiance is lively.  

The tables are dressed with fresh linen, elegant water carafes and simple floral centerpieces. The décor is DIY trendy. A glittering chandelier made from silverware and wire catches the light as dozens of patrons enjoy meals made with organic, local ingredients.

Facebook: Hartford Food System

The Healthy Pittsfield Partnership is hosting a presentation on food insecurity by the executive director of the Hartford Food System Wednesday morning. Martha Page spoke with WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis about the non-profit’s work.

Wednesday's event is being hosted by the Healthy Pittsfield Partnership and is open to the public. It runs from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. in the Rice Silk Mills Apartments community room in Pittsfield.

Feeding America

A new study indicates that food insecurity and hunger remain a problem in Vermont and across the country, even with the improved economy.

Wild Oats Market

A food assistance program in Berkshire County is making fresh food available for people in need.

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A research center at the State University of New York at New Paltz has released the findings of a two-year study about food access and food insecurity in the City of Poughkeepsie.