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How Appearing on Shark Tank Inspired Me to Tackle a Major Problem in America

Brittany Hodak | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Brittany Hodak

It's been almost a year since I flew to Los Angeles to appear on the hit television show Shark Tank to promote my entertainment marketing company, ZinePak. My co-founder and I spent weeks preparing for every possible question we might be asked on the show.

Food Pantries Harness Technology To Help Fight The Hunger Gap

Associated Press | Lavanya Hinduja | Posted 08.11.2015 | Impact

Charles Scott is shopping for groceries at a Philadelphia food pantry, busily clicking away at a computer to select his choices of onions, tomato...

This Tech Innovation Reduces Food Waste While Feeding People In Need

Colleen Callahan | Posted 07.09.2015 | Impact
Colleen Callahan

While rescuing surplus food from any channel is not easy, rescuing food from local retailers and foodservice outlets is particularly difficult. This is because excess food from these sources is often highly perishable and comes in smaller volumes.

Bridging the Gap Between Summer & Hunger

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 07.01.2015 | Education
Linda Novick O'Keefe

When we think about summer, many of us think about baseball games, BBQs and family vacations. For some families, summer can also be a time of uncertainty and hunger. Feeding and taking care of the people that need help in our own country, in our own communities, has always been important to me.

Red Nose Charity Celeb Supporters Include Kim Kardashian, Reese Witherspoon

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.22.2015 | Impact

The carpet won't be the only thing red at the Hammerstein Ballroom Thursday night. Dozens of Hollywood are supporting Red Nose Day -- a three-hour ...

With Child Hunger on the Rise, Food Bank Collaborates With Schools to Feed Families

Kenneth Estelle | Posted 05.02.2015 | Impact
Kenneth Estelle

While far too many children are at risk of hunger in our state and across the country, we believe our community has the determination to address the problem. By working together, food banks, schools and public and private funders can solve the problem of child hunger in Michigan and across the country.

Tax Break Would Enable Farmers, Small Businesses To Donate Enough Food For 100 Million Meals

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.22.2015 | Impact

The U.S. wasted 35 million tons of food in 2012. But a single tax deduction could help bring some of those resources to struggling people who are desp...

Why Canned Food Drives Alone Won't Solve America's Hunger Crisis

Posted 07.15.2015 | Parents

When it comes to hunger in the United States, we’re faced with some scary statistics: according to a 2014 study by Feeding America, 49.1 million Ame...

Los Angeles County Has The Largest Food Insecure Population In The U.S. Here's Who's Helping

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact

The “City of Dreams” has evolved into a nightmare for needy people in Los Angeles. According to Feeding America's recent "Map the Meal Gap" rep...

Making A Difference: The World of Giving: Don't Judge a Book (or a Volunteer Opportunity) By Its Cover

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 06.12.2015 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

With National Volunteer Week starting today (April 12), it is important to remember all the things volunteers do.

'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...

How America's Hungry Families Balance Nutrition, Housing And Health Care

Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents

According to a 2014 study by Feeding America, one in seven people in the U.S. receives food assistance from its nationwide network of 200 member food ...

Teachers Ensure Poor Kids Are Fed On Snow Days When They Can't Get Free School Lunch

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.27.2015 | Impact

While most kids rejoice upon hearing the news of a snow day, many low-income children dread that phone call more than anything else during the winter ...

'Now I'm One of Them': Michigan Teacher Survives Life on the Street

Kenneth Estelle | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Kenneth Estelle

With support from Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank and a local homeless shelter, Dana Knight overcame homelessness with her health and dignity intact. For several months this past fall, Dana lived in the strange world of victimization and kindness that hundreds of Grand Rapids' homeless live in every day.

How To Help People In Need Affected By Blizzard Of 2015

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.09.2015 | Impact

Millions of people will be inconvenienced by the blizzard hitting the Northeast, but for the most vulnerable populations -- such as the elderly, home...

Rebecca Adams

Mom Of Four Proves You Can Still Help Others, Even If You Need Help Yourself | Rebecca Adams | Posted 12.11.2014 | Parents

When Angela Crangle was growing up in Tennessee, she didn't wake to find a wealth of gifts under the Christmas tree each year. In fact, most years she...

Feed a 'Silent Guest' on Giving Tuesday

William Lambers | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

When you sit down for a meal on Giving Tuesday, you can set aside a place for a "silent guest," one of the world's hungry. Then you could make a donation to a charity, the cost of feeding your "silent guest."

Kids Struggling With Hunger Share What They Are Most Thankful For This Holiday Season

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.15.2014 | Impact

Hunger is on the rise in America where millions of children face impossible struggles that belie their years. According to Feeding America, the U.S...

Interview With Tony Robbins On His New Book, 'Money: Master the Game'

Marianne Schnall | Posted 01.20.2015 | Money
Marianne Schnall

Robbins has now directed his enormous force of energy on a vital topic that affects everyone's lives: money.

8 Impossible Choices People Who Can't Afford Food Make Every Day

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.23.2014 | Impact

Hunger in the U.S. is on the rise, with one in seven people turning to Feeding America to get help, a new report concluded. In its recent study on...

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.

For Army Couple Reentering Civilian Life, Food Insecurity Just One of Many Challenges

Kenneth Estelle | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Kenneth Estelle

On the morning of Sept. 3, Jon and Elizabeth Alba waited two hours at the VA Medical Clinic in Iron Mountain, Mich., not for medical care but for a few days' supply of groceries.

Vicki Escarra – Opening Windows of Opportunity

Renata M. Black | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Renata M. Black

Knowing what it feels like to be really poor and not fit in drives me to try and help other people. I'm not arrogant enough to think that I know everything women in the developing world are dealing with, but some of the psychological things we go through are exactly the same.

Participate in Hunger Action Month and Help Solve Hunger

Bob Aiken | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Bob Aiken

Nearly 49 million Americans struggle with hunger. These Americans live in every single county and congressional district in the U.S. Hunger is a real issue in America - and a major one at that. Yet, it doesn't have to be. If we work together as a nation, we can solve hunger.

25 Percent Of Military Households Rely On Food Banks

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact

An exhaustive hunger report recently concluded that 25 percent of military members rely on food banks. After compiling four years of data, Feeding ...