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Childhood Hunger

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

Billy Shore | Posted 01.18.2015 | 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 01.05.2015 | 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.

Kathleen Parker on School Food: It's All the Feminists' Fault

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 08.03.2014 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

I'll say one thing for Parker's world view: it's certainly seductive in its simplicity. Instead of having to attack the multiple root causes of two entrenched societal ills, childhood obesity and childhood hunger, we just have to do one thing -- roll back the clock to upper middle class suburbia, circa 1955.

Reminder: Millions Of Kids Dread Summer For Devastating Reason

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact

Kid President is baaack. And while he’s as cute as ever, the mini leader has delivered his most sober message yet. In anticipation of summer, eve...

Dinner for Four on $10 a Day

Jeannie Boutelle | Posted 06.28.2014 | Chicago
Jeannie Boutelle

For a busy family, cooking a healthy dinner is not easy, it requires knowledge, skills and commitment to good food. In some ways, it is not a surprise that McDonalds becomes an option for some families.

This Incredible Kid Figured Out How To Feed Needy Children In His Community For A Year

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 04.18.2014 | Impact

William Winslow is not your average 8-year-old. While most kids spend their free time playing tag or riding bikes, this second-grader at A.B. Comb...

America's State of the Union: Childhood Hunger 2014

Billy Shore | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Billy Shore

Many policymakers and education and anti-poverty advocates overlook a growing body of research demonstrating the devastating toll hunger takes on every aspect of learning. Just ask Maryland Principal Sean McElheney who learned that hunger, not apathy, was the reason for a student writing "I Don't Care" in a standardized test.

‘If Another Country Was Doing This To Our Kids, We'd Be At War' | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

This movie was released last year but can now be streamed online....

'The Story of Hungry'

Billy Shore | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Billy Shore

We often discuss what hunger means for kids from an adult perspective -- lower test scores, poorer health, a weakened ability to escape the cycle of poverty. But what does hunger mean to a child?

We Dare You to Care

Clarissa Burt | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Clarissa Burt

Hunger is an epidemic that occurs all around the world. Although it is something we may hear about more often elsewhere, the truth is, millions of Americans suffer from food insecurity right here in our own backyard.

Hungry for Happiness: Arby's Quest to End Childhood Hunger

Laura Dunn | Posted 11.04.2013 | Impact
Laura Dunn

Over 16 million children across America experience hunger every year. This is a shocking statistic, and Arby's Foundation is playing its part to raise awareness and help to end childhood hunger.

Attacking the Hunger Epidemic -- And Winning

Floyd Hammer | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Floyd Hammer

We are a nation of vast wealth and resources, but sadly, Congress only seems to posture on the issue of hunger. But much more can, and will, be done by concerned American citizens and nonprofits dedicated to lowering the number of those who go to bed at night hungry.

What We Should Remember On The Fourth Of July

Gabrielle Posard | Posted 09.03.2013 | Teen
Gabrielle Posard

Two hundred and thirty-seven years ago our Founding Fathers declared Independence and raised up their quills and muskets in order to form a "More perfect Union." Honoring that principal, it is up to all of us to do our part.

Danielle Schlanger

School's Out -- Food's Out, Too? | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 07.01.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The nation's capital may be a boom town, but a shocking number of children around the city still struggle to find food, especially in th...

Social Impact in Haiti: The Value of Experience

Peter Walters | Posted 07.20.2013 | Impact
Peter Walters

It's difficult, if not impossible, to fully understand something without experiencing it firsthand. This is true in business, life and love. Last week, I had a humbling experience on a trip to Haiti that reminded me of the importance of experience.