Food insecurity means not knowing if you can provide food for yourself or your family. This can be a temporary situation or long-term. Often people face other hardships linked to food insecurity, such as unemployment, lack of access to education, low-wage jobs or a lack of affordable housing.
In areas that have few grocery stores, the only options around may be fast food and convenience stores that only sell high-fat, high-sugar snacks. The food justice movement seeks to make sure everyone has access to healthy foods and knows what goes into making a nutritious meal.
The difference between a co-op and a regular supermarket is that co-op members make the decision of what foods to buy and how to purchase and distribute them.
Think the Midwest drought doesn’t affect you? Think again.
Hungry people in more than 30 countries rioted in recent months.
The reasons behind the rise in the cost of food.