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How to tackle hunger and food insecurity

In the US alone, an estimated 40 million people may face hunger in 2021; Black households experience food insecurity at about 2.5 times the rate of White households in this country, and Latino households at about 2 times the rate. On #WorldFoodDay—and every day—access to safe, nutritious, and affordable food is an imperative, particularly for vulnerable populations. Visit our collection on food insecurity for more on addressing the challenges, and look closer at the key topics, including:

  • how food banks are applying learnings from the pandemic
  • challenges and opportunities faced by the charitable food system
  • different ways that food goes to waste

Food banks apply 2020 lessons to plan for their future

Turning over a new leaf: Using crisis to build back stronger

Challenges and opportunities facing food banks under COVID-19

McKinsey for Kids: (Food) waste not, want not

Exploring cultivated meat

How the charitable food system is adapting to life under the pandemic

Where are vulnerable populations, including those who are experiencing food insecurity, located in the United States?

Agriculture sector: Preparing for disruption in the food value chain

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Expanding services for food insecure families in the nation's capital

Fighting community hunger in Chicago

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Behind Roberto Uchoa’s work to fight hunger and strengthen food banks

Pradeep Prabhala: Fighting hunger today and strengthening food security for the long term

Partnering with Rethink Food to create a more equitable U.S. food system