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FAST FACTS: How Philippines' first food bank works

Jul 19, 2018 - 9:06 PM

Housed in Taguig, the Good Food Grocer feeds families in informal settlements and children in day care centers

The food bank offers an array of choices from partners. Photo from Rise Against Hunger Philippines

Merkel slams German food charity for migrant halt

Feb 27, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Essener Tafel, a charity that serves free meals to the poor, comes under fire after saying it would now require new customers to produce German identity papers as a huge migrant influx was displacing locals in need

ANGELA MERKEL. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, leader of the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU), gives a press conference in Berlin on February 7, 2018. File photo by Tobias Schwarz/AFP

Senate bill: Restaurants must donate excess food to charities

Jul 24, 2016 - 4:45 PM

The proposed Zero Food Waste Act seeks to improve the state of food security in the Philippines

epa01769192 A Filipino couple try to feed their children as they share a bowl of rice at a roadside in an urban poor district of Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines 22 June 2009. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that world hunger could reach a historic high in 2009, with 1.02 billion people going hungry every day. The FAO reports that poor communities have less access to food due to lower income, rising unemployment and rising prices of food resulting from the world economic crisis. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Feeding the hungry through sports

May 28, 2014 - 10:35 AM

Can the Philippines use its love for basketball to fund food banks?

SPORTS FOR FOOD. Footy for Food, a non-profit and volunteer-ran organization, supplies and funds food banks through sports. Can the Philippines adopt the same initiative? Screengrab from Footy for Food's video

Hungry homes in resettlement areas

Apr 08, 2014 - 11:54 PM

Families in resettlement areas complain about hunger poverty and the lack of job opportunities in resettlement areas

Lessons from South Korea's food banks

Jan 16, 2014 - 6:45 AM

South Korea s community based food banks prove to be a successful strategy in addressing hunger

ALL FOR ONE, ONE FOR ALL. Food banks prove to be a game changer in addressing hunger within communities. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP