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Childhood Hunger

Food4Kids is Feeding Alachua County, Nourishing our Future

Plumfund | Posted 11.13.2015 | Impact

One out of four children in North Florida is affected by poverty and lives in a food insecure home. Despite programs that offer free and low-cost meals, afterschool snacks and food stamps to target hunger, there is still a significant number of families that are struggling to put food on the table.

One Thing You Can Do Right Now to End Childhood Hunger In Chicago

Jeannie Boutelle | Posted 08.06.2015 | Chicago
Jeannie Boutelle

643,000 children in Illinois are food insecure according to Bob Dolgan of Illinois No Kid Hungry. The Greater Chicago Food Depository provided 67 millions pounds of food in response to this need in Chicago last year.

'America Needs Germany's Help': Video Makes Serious Point About Struggling Families In U.S.

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact

Whenever a PSA cuts to dreary music and a morose-looking child, viewers can be sure they’ll be directed to helping underserved kids in a country tha...

Keeping Children Fed When School Lets Out

Jilly Stephens | Posted 06.26.2015 | Impact
Jilly Stephens

The cost of living continues to rise at a significant pace in New York City and poverty is most severe among households with children. According to the Self-Sufficiency Standard Report, 42% of all New York households do not have enough income to meet their basic needs.

Smaller Bank Accounts, Smaller Brains: The Ravages of Inequality on America's Children

Billy Shore | Posted 06.27.2015 | Impact
Billy Shore

Research just published in Nature Neuroscience shows that children from low-income families have smaller brains and lower cognitive abilities. Of everything unfair about being poor in rich America, this is possibly the most unfair, unkindest cut of all.

Watch These Kids Learn That Other Children Go Hungry And Pledge To Help

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.02.2015 | Impact

Nearly one in five kids in the U.S. struggles with hunger, yet because of the shame and humiliation associated with the issue, the rampant problem oft...

'Hunger Doesn't Take A Spring Break': Food Banks Bring Meals To Needy Kids When School's Out

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact

Updated on March 25, 2015 at 2:15 p.m. EST. Spring break is rarely a picnic for low-income kids. While most children count down the days to vac...

A Whopping 76% Of Teachers Say Kids Come To School Hungry. Here's What's Being Done

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.06.2015 | Impact

After years of teaching elementary school, there’s one struggling student in particular that Robbie Butler cannot shake from her mind. “Ms. But...

Arthur Delaney

Obama Administration Trying New Ways To Fight Child Hunger | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Can bigger food stamp benefits alleviate child hunger in rural Kentucky? U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Monday that th...

'Use of Force' Authorization Needed for War on Poverty

Billy Shore | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
Billy Shore

It is ironic that fighting poverty here at home may require more political capital and courage than fighting terrorism around the world. If the president can ask Congress to set conditions for putting Americans in harm's ways halfway around the world, surely he can ask them to help take our most vulnerable citizens out of harm's way here at home.

Private Property and Inequity

Joel Tauber | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Joel Tauber

As I eat dinner with my wife and our two young boys in our home in Winston-Salem, I think about how there might be more childhood hunger in our city than anywhere else in our country. How can we allow that horrific reality to occur in such a wealthy place?

The Super Bowl Ad That Fed a Million Kids

Billy Shore | Posted 04.04.2015 | Impact
Billy Shore

Solving social problems like hunger and poverty requires reaching a larger audience than the usual core group of committed activists. What has a larger audience than the Super Bowl?

Something You Don't Know About the Shake Shack IPO

Billy Shore | Posted 04.01.2015 | Impact
Billy Shore

The Shake Shack IPO has received an extraordinary amount of attention today, not to mention analysis of what it means for the food industry, investors, etc. But one little-known aspect of the deal that's been entirely overlooked may have the longest-term implications of all -- not just for food but for philanthropy.

Poverty and Public Schools -- And One Solution Already Proven and Paid For

Billy Shore | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics
Billy Shore

We may not have or be able to afford all of the solutions our public schools need. But we know at least one critical ingredient is solvable. We simply can't allow politics, bureaucracy or indifference to prevent us from getting a hungry child a healthy meal.

In 2015, Every Day Counts

Billy Shore | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics
Billy Shore

Hunger during a recession is tragic. During periods of economic growth, however, hunger is inexcusable. It represents a failure of our institutions and leadership, and a betrayal of the people they serve.

Grocery Store Experiment Shows Kids The Real Challenges Of Trying To Feed A Family

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.26.2014 | Parents

Thanksgiving is not only a time to teach your kids about gratitude -- the food-centric holiday is also an opportunity to talk about hunger. To rais...

Share a Meal: Fighting Childhood Hunger

Josh Duhamel | Posted 12.13.2014 | Impact
Josh Duhamel

While at the food bank, I talked with other volunteers as well as those there to collect food -- an experience that opened my eyes to the faces of hunger in our country. The people in line who needed food were often indistinguishable from the volunteers.

Projecting American Strength Depends on Investing in a Stronger America

Billy Shore | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Billy Shore

Ending childhood hunger won't solve the problems of the world, but the values we embrace can: lifting up the dignity of every human being, investing in the next generation, sharing strength so that everyone has a role and stake in America's future.

Carolyn Gregoire

This Teacher Gives Money From His Own Pocket To Feed His Hungry First-Graders | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.25.2014 | Impact

Growing up in a low income neighborhood in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Marvin Callahan intimately knew the struggle of poverty from a young age. His fath...

Needed: More Faith in Collective Impact

Billy Shore | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics
Billy Shore

Increased investment in our children yields high national security returns.

Do You Know What They Did Last Summer?

Dan Cardinali | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Dan Cardinali

For millions of poor kids in the U.S. today, the reality of summer is very different from that middle-class ideal. For them, the words "back to school" suggest the start of something good, not the end.

Recession Recovery: A Shocking Juxtaposition

Billy Shore | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
Billy Shore

This year's rate of food insecurity remains virtually unchanged from last year, with 14.3 percent of American households unable to consistently provide enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle for all of its members.

Hunger Doesn't Take a Summer Vacation

Billy Shore | Posted 09.17.2014 | Impact
Billy Shore

Co-authored with Paul Brown, CEO, Arby's Restaurant Group, Atlanta, Ga. "Are you excited for summer?" asked Miss Nelson on the last day of school. Wi...

Bringing the Promise of Healthy School Meals to More Children This Fall

Sec. Tom Vilsack | Posted 09.14.2014 | Impact
Sec. Tom Vilsack

For many kids, the meals they get at school may be the only nutritious meals they receive that day -- and when children receive proper nourishment, they are not only healthier, but they also have better school attendance and perform better academically.

Why The Numbers 1 and 5 Are Near And Dear To My Heart

Roman Coley Davis | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Roman Coley Davis

Even though I sat at their same table, I just couldn't give up on them. Those kids needed someone, and I refused to allow myself to be discouraged. I refused to allow my advocacy to waiver. I refused to stop and lick my wounds. I tried my damnedest to give a voice to those voiceless children. I kept fighting, kept moving, and was never out of the fight -- just as the Army trained me.