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Rick Steves Hunger and Hope: Lessons from Ethiopia and Guatemala

Hunger and Hope centers the stories of local farmers, small business owners, social justice advocates, and others who are finding innovative ways to pull their families and communities out of poverty.

By Christina Zeiders

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Some say food insecurity can alter a child’s future. But it doesn’t have to.

As Pennsylvania’s executive director of advocacy and reform, Dan Jurman looks out for vulnerable populations in the state — a job that has been personal from day one. His childhood included homelessness, food insecurity, family substance abuse, and other adverse experiences.

Jurman recognizes that people helped him along the way. He says others who experience adversity as children need that help too.

By Keira McGuire/WITF

Food assistance for four-year college students extended through end of pandemic

In order to qualify, students must also have an estimated family contribution of zero dollars on their federal financial aid forms, and be work-study eligible although not necessarily working, per language from the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Food Insecurity in the United States

An NPR Special Report explores the extent of food insecurity in the U.S. Thursday November 12 at 2:00pm on WITF 89.5 & 93.3

By Fred Vigeant/WITF

The Man Who Tried to Feed the World

Explore the life of 1970 Nobel Peace Prize winner Norman Borlaug, who tried to solve world hunger
By Fred Vigeant/WITF