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The Return of American Hunger

A man eats lunch at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, where hundreds of people receive food and supplies everyday, in Detroit, Michigan, December 9, 2008. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (UNITED STATES) - RTR25A82

A man eats lunch at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, where hundreds of people receive food and supplies everyday, in Detroit, Michigan, December 9, 2008. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (UNITED STATES) – RTR25A82

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NED RESNIKOFF JUL 19, 2016

By a handful of indicators—unemployment rates, overall economic growth, even average hourly earnings—the U.S. economy isn’t doing so badly right now.

And yet, when it comes to the number of Americans who go hungry, it’s almost like the recovery never happened. Read more at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/07/the-return-of-american-hunger/492062/?utm_source=atltw

 

Homegrown startup puts state’s small farmers in grocery freezer case

BY TAMMY GRUBB
tgrubb@newsobserver.comSeal the seasons
HILLSBOROUGH
Seal the Seasons CEO and co-founder Patrick Mateer will reap the rewards of hard work this summer when the company starts shipping pounds of North Carolina produce to three national grocery chains.

Mateer, 23, said the flash-frozen fruits and vegetables will reach about 325 stores this year with the addition of Lowes Foods and Whole Foods in July, and Harris Teeter in August. That’s up from 10 smaller and online grocers last year, including Weaver Street Market, he said.

Next year, they plan to donate 20 percent of their profits to support hunger-relief groups, Mateer said. He also has been thinking about direct food donations to nonprofit groups and food banks.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/chapel-hill-news/article86852432.html#storylink=cpy