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Hunger News & Hope Archives

Open back issues of Hunger News & Hope in PDF format:

Please contact seedseditor1@gmail.com or call 254/755-7745 if you can't find something you're looking for or if you have questions about any of these issues.

Volume 18

  • HNH Vol 18 No 1 Spring 2018 -  This issue, called "Acts of God," is about natural hazards that lead to disaster situations--but, more importantly, it is also about spontaneous and creative responses to those disasters, and it includes ways you, too, can help. Pages four and five of this issue contain a map, created by intern Rachel Boyle, that goes across the spread.  Click here for a separate pdf of the the center spread, so that you can more easily see the map.

Volume 17

  • HNH Vol 17 No 3 Winter 2017 -  This special education issue includes a story about food insecurity on college campuses, a recent push to outlaw "food shaming" in schools, and a story about the Baylor School of Education's Children's Defense Fund Freedom School.
  • HNH Vol 17 No. 2 Summer 2017 - This 12-page issue includes a special report on how the proposed 2018 US Federal budget will affect poor and hungry people, as well as stories about some of the assistance programs facing drastic cuts.
  • HNH Vol 17 No 1,  Spring 2017 - This issue includes a story about impending famine in four countries--a condition that UN officials say could be the worst famine since 1945. It also includes practical things you can do to help.

Volume 16

We are pleased to announce that Hunger News & Hope has once again received two Associated Church Press awards—this time for our work in 2016.  One is a "Best in Class" Award of Merit, and one is an Award of Excellence for a theme issue, specifically our Women & Poverty issue from the summer of 2016.  See below.

  • HNH Vol 16 No 4 - This issue covers such diverse topics as the Housing First trend in responding to homelessness, solving world hunger problems by eating bugs (no; really), and a young person's reflections on a poverty simulation experience.
  • HNH Vol 16 No 3, Summer 2016 - This is a special 12-page theme issue dedicated to women and poverty. It includes stories about women in poverty all over the world, plus book reviews and some practical things you can do.
  • HNH Vol 16 No 2, Spring 2016 - This issue includes stories about homeless youth and the history of Seeds (as we enter our 25th year in Waco!) as well as a review of Our Pebble in the Pond, a novel about homelessness by Merrill Davies.
  • HNH Vol 16 No 1Winter 2016 -  The US Congressional Hunger Commission's report and recommendations, an update on the Ebola countries in West Africa, an update on Nepal and a review of a Deep Space Nine episode from 1995.

Volume 15

  • HNH Vol 15 No 1Winter 2015 -  UN Sustainable Development Goals, responding to senior hunger, food-rescue programs, the 2015 Hunger Report (When Women Flourish...We Can End Hunger), why Central American children are driven to the US, the 2015 Bread for the World Offering of Letters.
  • HNH Vol 15 No 2, Spring 2015 - This issue includes a lead story about the Older Americans Act and a "Homelessness" Glossary, plus stories about the Food Research & Action Center's Food Hardship report, a 10-year-old who is raising money for hunger causes and Homestretch, a film about homeless youth.
  • HNH Vol 15 No 3, Summer 2015 - This issue is all about immigration, and includes a special four-page section about that subject by Linda Freeto. It also includes book reviews, a first-hand account of the Fast for Families and several person stories, including "The Undocumented American Dream."
  • HNH Vol 15 No 4, Fall 2015 - This issue includes information about the United Nations General Assembly's new Sustainable Development Goals (they replace the Millennium Development Goals), stories about creative people who are making a difference in their world, and a review of the movie The Good Lie.

Volume 14

We are delighted to announce that Hunger News & Hope received two Associated Church Press awards for 2014: a "Best in Class" award and an Award of Merit for a theme issue--our "US Prisons and Poverty" issue (see Vol 14 No 3, below).  Our thanks go out to everyone who makes this work possible!

  • Vol 14 No 1Winter 2014 -  Millennium Development update, Free the Children, Shoes for the Greater Good, a history of hunger in Ethiopia, a program for homeless students, victories for food justice at Hershey's and Wal-Mart
  • Vol 14 No 2 , Spring 2014 -  The 2014 Farm Bill, fair-trade coffee & tea in China, homelessness & US veterans, curriculum for a new generation of anti-hunger leaders, 2014 Offering of Letters
  • Vol 14 No 3, Summer 2014 - This issue is dedicated to US prisons and their affect on poverty: includes an overview of the subject; a story about Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles; a four-page pullout section called "40 Days in Orange," about an attorney who wore a prison uniform for Lent; a review of The New Jim Crow, with an accompanying resource called "Building the Movement to End the New Jim Crow."
  • Vol 14 No 4, Fall 2014 - China's ascent from famine to World Aid, Housing programs like Housing First and 100,000 Homes, Ebola's effect on food security, liturgical resources

Volume 13

  • Vol 13 No 1, Winter 2013 -  Who's Hungry in the World? (Afghanistan & Syria), New Ways to Measure Food Insecurity, the Last Days of the 112th Congress
  • Vol 13 No 2, Spring 2013 - 10 Myths about Immigration, Food-Security Profiles of Cameroon, Mali, Yemen and Guatemala
  • Vol 13 No 3, Summer 2013 -  Hunger in US suburbs, Mercy Ships, obesity in low-income children, Gates foundation's fight against disease.

(contains a four-page pullout section: "Food Security: A Casualty of War")

  • Vol 13 No 4, Fall 2013 -  "The Great Divide," a story about the wealthiest 1 percent in the US; a story about the real-estate bubble in China; a story about why Africa is rich, but Africans are poor; and a review of Behind the Beautiful Forevers, a Pulitzer-Prize winning book about Mumbai.

Volume 12

(contains a four-page pullout section: "Where Are People Hungry?")
(contains an eight-page pullout section on Food Sovereignty)

Volume 11

(contains a four-page pullout section on the Millennium Development Goals)

Volume 10

(contains a four-page pullout section about global change, water issues and poverty)

Volume 9

(contains a sermon, a liturgy, a children's activity, a dramatic reading for youth, and more)

Volume 8

(contains special section: "What's in the 2007 US Budget, and How Will It Affect the Poor?")

Volume 7

(contains special section with two opinions about Wal-Mart)

Volume 6

(contains special section with two opinions about trade globalization)

Volume 5

(contains special section: "Is Material Aid Good or Bad?")

Volume 4

(contains special section on how environmental justice affects hunger and poverty)
  • Vol 4 No 4, Fall 2002 -- World Agriculture 2030: WFP Says Global Food Production Will Exceed Population Growth

Volume 3

(contains 12 pages of global news)

Volume 2

(contains a four-page section with two opinions about free trade)

Volume 1

(contains a four-page pullout section about child sponsorship)
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