Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Turkey with all the trimmings is on the Thanksgiving menu at local churches and community groups serving those less fortunate for the holiday. Several organizations are filling a growing need in central Ohio.
Bringing attention to the poor can prompt generous donations and policy changes. But WOSU commentator Stacia Kock says the new tactic of dumpster-diving for the poor leaves a sour taste.
A study out today indicates hunger in Ohio has increased by double-digits in recent years.
After more than a dozen years at the helm of a statewide program to feed children in need, Bill Dolan has announced he will retire in March.
Emergency food supplies are dwindling in Southeast Ohio and some food pantries in the region have now been forced to close.
The number of Ohioans who go hungry has increased for the past ten years. In 1996, there were 33 other states with numbers worse than Ohio. Today, only 12 states are worse off, but those are just numbers. WOSU puts a face and a voice to those numbers after speaking with some hungry people who eat at the Holy Family Soup Kitchen on the near west side. Click on the listen icon to hear their stories.
Low-income parents and children face a challenge during June, July and August. The meals that the United States Department of Agriculture provides to public school are harder to come by in the summer. Organizations like “Children’s Hunger Alliance” have worked so that this year more of Ohio’s children are getting the same nutrition they need.
Tighter inventory controls among grocers are generally good for the company’s bottom line. But, the results of just-in-time deliveries and computer tracking of canned goods, condiments, and cereals have taken a toll on Central Ohio’s largest foodbank.