poverty

Features

Meet the Once-Homeless Chef Using Food to Fight Poverty

"You can’t do anything positive with your life unless you’re stabilized, and you can’t be stabilized on an empty stomach."
Charlie Friedmann
6.22.18
Cheese

WTF Happened to Government Cheese?

Does anyone remember that cheap dairy by-product that stunk up American kitchens from the late 70s to the early 90s with the stench of stinky gym socks?
Myles Karp
2.19.18
kids

How a Lunch Program Is Changing At-Risk Students' Lives

"Most of the men in my life get shot," a ten-year-old girl tells me over a meal at her Baltimore school, where a lunch buddy program has helped disadvantaged students show dramatic improvement in the classroom.
Rachel Anne Warren
3.24.17
scotland

Scotland Considers Passing a Law to Ensure a “Right to Food”

Across the Atlantic, Scotland suffers from what a foodbank network manager has called “an epidemic of hunger.” In light of increasing rates of food insecurity, it is considering a move to ensure no Scot goes hungry.
Wyatt Marshall
11.18.16
food desert

Doctors Can Now Prescribe Fruits and Vegetables to Patients

For the millions of Americans living in food deserts, plucking a peach off of a tree isn’t really an option.
Nick Rose
7.7.16
africa

Bill Gates Plans to Give Away 100,000 Chickens to Rural Africans

The American billionaire, tech entrepreneur, and philanthropist penned an impassioned blog post earlier this week, in which he pledged to hand out 100,000 chickens to families throughout rural Africa.
Alex Swerdloff
6.13.16
seafood

Lobster's Delicious History Is Completely Insane

This is the story of the tastiest of crustaceans across the ages, from anonymity to celebrity, from tin can to silver platter.
Éric De Benedictis
11.15.15
Religion

Kosher Halal Chili Is Uniting Nottingham’s Jewish and Muslim Communities

A new cafe project sees members of Nottingham’s Jewish and Muslim communities come together to prepare free, weekly meals.
Michael Segalov
11.13.15
food waste

Why 30 World Leaders Ate a Lunch Made Out of Trash This Weekend

At yesterday's UN summit in New York City, the food-waste-themed menu included dishes such as "Landfill Salad" and a burger made of vegetable scraps. Here's why.
Hilary Pollack
9.28.15
New York

New York Just Approved a $15 Minimum Wage for Fast-Food Workers

This minimum wage hike could benefit up to 3 million New York residents, a group that are mostly women, black, Latino, or Asian-American.
Javier Cabral
9.11.15
africa

This Man Hopes His Peanut Sheller Can End World Hunger

When Jock Brandis noticed that women in Africa had bloodied fingers from hours of laborious peanut-shelling, he visualized a solution. And it worked.
Shawna Kenney
6.23.15
alcohol

Moonshine Poisoning Is Still a Massive, Deadly Problem Worldwide

After nearly a hundred people were killed by drinking bootleg liquor in Mumbai over the weekend, it's hard not to wonder when the problem of poisonous booze will end.
Hilary Pollack
6.22.15
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