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Childhood Hunger

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.

SNAP + SNAP Ed = Smart Policy

Billy Shore | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Billy Shore

The powerful effect that SNAP and SNAP-Ed can have on a family is a story best told not by me but by a woman who has been a part of our No Kid Hungry campaign, Lareese.

Giving Kids a Head Start Through Nutrition Education

Billy Shore | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
Billy Shore

We can't have a strong America with weak kids. We can't have a healthy economy with unhealthy kids. We can't have an America prepared to compete in the world without children prepared to learn.

Taking A Place At The Table

Billy Shore | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
Billy Shore

A compelling new documentary which opened March 1 shines fresh light on why hunger in America is a solvable problem. As such it underscores our moral obligation to act now.

1 In 4 Kids Don't Know Where Their Next Meal Is Coming From | Posted 02.19.2013 | Impact

Fifty million Americans—including one out of every four kids—don't know where their next meal is coming from. That's equivalent to every man, woma...

Let's All Help Make Sure There's No Kid Hungry!

Amy Neumann | Posted 02.19.2013 | Impact
Amy Neumann

December 20 is Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Give-A-Thon! Make 12/20 the day we all remember we can work together to help make sure there's #NoKidHungry by spreading the love (and the hashtag!) to help end childhood hunger.

Giving Back: A Valuable Holiday Lesson for Kids

Lucille O'Neal | Posted 02.05.2013 | Parents
Lucille O'Neal

As you're making your schedule and checking the presents off your list this year, I hope you'll take time to give your children a most important gift -- the gift of giving.

Impoverished, Hungry Students and the New School Food Calorie Caps

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 12.02.2012 | Education
Bettina Elias Siegel

Millions of American children live in food insecure homes. School meals are often their only dependable source of food, yet for a variety of reasons they may not be getting all the food that's being made available to them. It's a tragic situation.

Bearing Witness to the Courage and Gratitude of Those Who Once Benefitted From SNAP

Billy Shore | Posted 11.27.2012 | Impact
Billy Shore

It doesn't take tremendous courage for Washington politicians to cut benefits for politically powerless women and children. On the other hand, imagine the courage it must take for successful men and women to share their personal stories that they once needed the food and nutrition assistance.

Child Care Missing From Party Platforms

David Gray | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
David Gray

In the 1988 campaign, both George H.W. Bush and Michael Dukakis emphasized child care. As the Romney and Obama campaigns now sprint towards November 6, the opportunity remains for them to discuss the child care needs of American families.

Teachers on the Front Lines

Billy Shore | Posted 10.21.2012 | Education
Billy Shore

If you want to know what hunger looks like in America today, listen to what the nation's teachers are telling us.

UPDATE: Philly Woman Who Feeds Poor Kids Gets Huge Zoning Fine

Posted 08.21.2012 | Impact

UPDATE Aug. 21, 2012: Donations of food, money and legal services have been pouring in to help Angela Prattis maintain her free-lunch program, NBC rep...

Rep. Ryan's Hunger Games

Billy Shore | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Billy Shore

It is fitting that House Budget Committee Chairman Ryan's budget and The Hunger Games were both released in the same week. Both envision a society in which children must truly fight for their very survival.

The Food Network Broke My Heart

Martha Burk | Posted 01.27.2012 | Home
Martha Burk

The Food Network's popular reality series Chopped departed from its standard lineup of contestants this past week to feature an unusual group of chefs: lunch ladies.

Too Many American Students Are Experiencing Hunger

Jesse Williams | Posted 12.11.2011 | Impact
Jesse Williams

During this prolonged economic downturn we need to raise awareness about the pervasiveness of child hunger in the USA now. We need to step up to help our struggling neighbors, family, and friends.