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Amy Goodman: Hunger numbers intolerable

“In the next 60 seconds, 10 children will die of hunger,” says a United Nations World Food Programme online video. It continues, “For the first time in humanity, over 1 …


Recession raises numbers at free meals, food banks

The recession is finding its way to the dinner table for more and more people. A new federal survey shows the number of people without a steady, reliable supply of …


Week’s programs spotlight poverty

Spokane and Coeur d’Alene will join communities throughout the nation next week in recognizing the toll the economic downturn has taken on people’s lives. In Spokane, Hunger and Homelessness Awareness …


New wheels for free meals

Each year, more than 700,000 free meals are served to the hungry in Spokane, according to the director of a nonprofit agency that gleans leftover food from area restaurants and …


Second Harvest lands one sweet donation

Second Harvest Inland Northwest, the region’s largest food distribution center, received 15 tons of sweet corn from a Moses Lake farm Wednesday. The donation from Hirai Farms through its charitable …


Idaho kids among most ‘food insecure’

BOISE – A new nationwide study of child hunger shows Idaho making two top-10 lists – one measuring the most improvement in rates of child hunger, and another showing it …


More kids qualify for meal assistance

If the number of students qualifying for free or reduced-price meals is an indicator of poverty in school districts, then Eastern Washington and North Idaho are getting poorer. School districts …


Demand up for free, reduced-price school meals

If the number of students qualifying for free- or reduced-price meals is an indicator of poverty within local school districts, then Eastern Washington and North Idaho are getting poorer.


Events spotlight homelessness, hunger

Take a look at America’s homeless: They are families with children, men and women with jobs that don’t pay enough, battered women, despondent veterans and people with mental illness or …


Braving the rain for a cause

With food prices soaring – along with the numbers of struggling area families needing help – food bank operators were hoping a vintage car show and concert Saturday would start …


Feeding The World Global Population Growing, Grain Harvests Not

Decade by decade, the land has provided - wheat fields, rice paddies, bulging silos of corn keeping pace with a growing world population. But now the grain harvests have leveled …