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Not Your Mother's Food Drive

Kevin Lutz | Posted 03.09.2014 | Impact
Kevin Lutz

Most likely, you've been asked to participate in a food drive this holiday season. It may have been through your child's school, at your workplace, your place of worship, or a food drive run by your local food bank. What you may not know is what happens after the donation is made.

Jessica Prois

What Christmas Is Like For A Working Poor Family Living On $10,000 A Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Prois | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

Rachel Britton had hoped to buy a ham for her family this Christmas. It didn't even have to be perfectly glazed or have all the fixings. But she wo...

SNAP: A Critical Safety Net for Millions in Need

Colleen Callahan | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Colleen Callahan

Recently, I traveled to San Antonio, Texas to interview Virginia, whose story illustrates the important role SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) plays in the lives of 48 million Americans. This program, formerly known as the food stamps program, is the federal government's first line of defense against food insecurity in the United States.

Homelessness a Matter of Life, Death in Upper Peninsula

Kenneth Estelle | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Kenneth Estelle

"They have to realize that what they're doing is hurting families. We're going to have a need for more food for people to survive a month."

Farm Bill Should Fight Hunger

William Lambers | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

We need a Farm Bill that fights hunger in America and preserves the food stamp (SNAP) program. There are millions of Americans struggling because of unemployment and low wages. Yet, SNAP cuts took effect November 1st and more might be on the way.

Hunger Games Movie Can Feed the Starving

William Lambers | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

This is a great opportunity for the movie industry to use its powerful influence to help bring relief to the starving children in Syria, Mali, Haiti, Sudan, Afghanistan, and the Central African Republic.

Not All Meals Are Created Equal

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kristin Meekhof

Especially around this time of year there seems to be an overabundance of holiday-related recipes. However, for many people their focus on food is not about celebrating a special meal, but instead their thoughts revolve around finding and paying for their next meal.

Hate to Clean? Be Thankful

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

This Thanksgiving, when you're feeling grateful for your feast, also think about the napkins, the well-scrubbed faces around your table and the prospect of cleaning the oven when it's all over.

Congress Must Rescue Food Stamp Program

William Lambers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Lambers

Where will hungry Americans go for help? They will look to food banks, but these are already overstretched and cannot make up the difference. The economy is suffering and hunger will escalate in America if Congress dismantles food safety nets.

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.

SNAP Challenge Begins to Take Its Toll

Bob Aiken | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
Bob Aiken

Not getting enough of the right types of food slows down my thinking and dampens my effectiveness at work -- for kids, not getting enough to eat has even broader consequences as it impacts their development, ability to achieve in school and physical health throughout their life

Closer Than You Think: The Story of Hunger in America

Chuck McBride | Posted 10.27.2013 | Media
Chuck McBride

Many Americans think hunger is an issue that affects "someone else." It does not affect anyone other than the homeless or the extremely poor. The truth is over 50 million people in the United States quietly struggle with hunger. As a child, I was one of those people.

The Electric Strawberry: Food Bank Partners With NOVI Energy to Produce Electricity From Food Waste

Kenneth Estelle | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Kenneth Estelle

A food bank's job is to save surplus food so it can be enjoyed by hungry families. But what happens to the food we can't save, the food that goes bad before it can be distributed?

Danielle Schlanger

School's Out -- Food's Out, Too?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Making a Difference: A World of Giving - Honoring America on Independence Day by Giving Back

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Independence Day is not just a great time to be with family and friends watching fireworks and enjoying the perfect barbeque. It is also a time to reflect on the many gifts we, as Americans, have been given every day, as a community and as a country.

Shame On Los Angeles

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 06.19.2013 | Los Angeles

For as much wealth as the United States has, there are millions who struggle to get enough to eat. Feeding America, a nonprofit that combats hunger...

Making a Difference: The World of Giving on Father's Day

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 08.14.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Each day dads are investing money, time and skills in their own kids and the community as a whole, making them a paradigm of philanthropy. So why not honor your dad for the positive impact he is making in your life and the lives of those around you by giving back?

As Baby Boomers Approach Retirement, New Research Reveals Great Recession Contributed to Dramatic Increase in Senior Hunger

Bob Aiken | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Bob Aiken

As individuals, charities, businesses and government, we all have a role to play in getting more food to people in need. Together, we can solve hunger and ensure our parents and grandparents have enough to eat.

Mistakes They Can't Afford to Make

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

We all make mistakes, and sometimes those mistakes cost us money. Many of us can afford a mistake or two. We pay the bank, the mechanic or the gas company and we move on. Some people cannot afford to make mistakes.

Heartbreaking Stories Of Hunger Among America's Elderly

Posted 03.12.2013 | Impact

By Matthew Fleischer, TakePart Seven years ago, Eddie Cantrell was a recent retiree with time on his hands. Looking for a way to pass the days and ...

From Global to Local: Partnerships Are Critical to Success

Nancy E Roman | Posted 04.22.2013 | DC
Nancy E Roman

From both global and local vantage points, it becomes ever clearer that we urgently need to collaborate more effectively with our partners to meet the challenges we face.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- Thanksgiving, a Verb

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 01.19.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Many of us think of Thanksgiving as a day spent with family, eating a great meal and watching football. I believe that thinking needs to be changed! Thanksgiving should ignite a sense of gratitude for all that one has and also be a day of action.

A Collective Effort to Eliminate Hunger

Matt Knott | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
Matt Knott

There are more than 50 million Americans who are at risk of hunger in our country. For many people, that number is hard to grasp, hard to put in perspective. Fortunately, hunger is a problem that we can solve.

10-Year-Old Michigan Girl Gives Up Birthday Presents to Feed Hungry Neighbors

Kenneth Estelle | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Kenneth Estelle

Payton's birthday present to her community is a singular example of what one person can accomplish with selfless vision and a dash of creativity.

Answering Isaiah's Call To Social Justice On Yom Kippur

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 11.24.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

Of course, I have the luxury of choosing to take the Food Stamp Challenge or not, but in taking the Food Stamp Challenge, I want to experience first-hand over a longer period what hunger is like for people who have no choice.