Hunger is a complex problem that requires multiple solutions. Read on to better understand some of the more common anti-hunger terms used to reframe the issue.
A community garden is a single piece of land gardened collectively by a group of people. Community gardens provide fresh produce and plants as well as labor, neighborhood improvement, sense of community, and connection to the environment.
Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) is an alternative, locally-based model of agriculture and food distribution. CSA members pay a farmer at the onset of the growing season for a share of the anticipated harvest; once harvesting begins, they receive weekly shares of vegetables and fruit.
Farmers' Markets are markets where consumers purchase food directly from farmers and artisans.
Food rescue is the process of collecting healthy fresh food from local restaurants and supermarkets and distributing it to community organizations where it is cooked and eaten. Food rescue improves the environment, improves public health, and saves money.
Food Security refers to a household's physical and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that fulfills the dietary needs and food preferences of that household for living an active and healthy life.
Gleaning is the act of collecting leftover crops from farmers' fields after they have been commercially harvested or on fields where it is not economically profitable to harvest.
Urban Agriculture is the practice of cultivating, processing, and distributing food in or around a city. Urban agriculture contributes to food security and food safety in two ways: first, it increases access to fresh vegetables, fruits, and meat products for urban residents and second, it strengthens the local economy by providing jobs and economic activity.