Kathleen Sebelius
(Alex Wong/Getty Images)
October 30, 2013

Sebelius:  ‘Hold Me Accountable For The Debacle’

"You deserve better. ... I apologize. ... I'm accountable to you." That's what Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told Americans on Wednesday morning during a Congressional hearing.


Roger Gordon (left) is offered a box of bananas from a worker who was throwing away the lightly speckled fruit at Mexican Fruits in Washington, D.C. Gordon's startup, Food Cowboy, works with truckers to divert edible produce from landfills to fo
(Serri Graslie/NPR)
October 29, 2013

Startups Try To Reroute Food Waste To The Hungry

In an alley in Northeast Washington, D.C., hundreds of pounds of produce are piled haphazardly on pallets. Mexican Fruits, a discount grocer, can't sell the fruit and vegetables inside these boxes because the food has gone soft or is lightly bruised. Some will be donated, but most boxes are destined for a large, green Dumpster nearby.


Greater Chicago Food Depository
(Paul Beaty/AP)
October 28, 2013

Pantries, Shelters Feeling Pinch Of Food Stamp Cut

Food pantries and homeless shelters say they are beginning to notice repercussions of a reduction in food stamps that will take effect Friday, Nov. 1. A temporary hike in benefits that kicked in during the recession expires this week. 


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