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Hunger Is A Real Story: Celebrities Team Up For Feeding America Campaign

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

With national hunger at its highest rate in years, and more and more families struggling to put food on the table, national nonprofit Feeding America ...

Actress Ana Ortiz Takes On a New Role (VIDEO)

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

Anna Ortiz, of Ugly Betty, took part in the Feeding America campaign, as Fernanda -- a wife and mother whose doesn't always know how she'll feed her children.

If only children could vote. (VIDEO)

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

50 million people. According to the USDA, that's how many people are facing hunger, right here in our own communities. And more than 17 million of th...

Poverty Numbers Alarming, but not Surprising

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

We also know that poverty is severely under-measured in this country and that these figures cannot accurately convey the level of need and the number of people who are suffering through the recession.

Looking forward to the weekend? Some children are not.

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

Imagine an elementary school on a Friday afternoon: children racing to the bus, excited, making plans for Saturday play. While most relish their two-...

Hunger Action Month: How You Can Help

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

September marks Hunger Action Month and national nonprofit Feeding America is calling upon individuals and communities to get involved in the fight ag...

Looking Back on Katrina

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

With the news reports about the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina beginning to surface, memories of the work done and still needed by food banks are particularly meaningful.

Senate vote could cut SNAP funding

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

Right now, adequate funding for a crucial safety net for millions of low-income Americans is at risk. Today senators will decide whether to provide assistance to states for Medicaid and teacher funding or to protect SNAP benefits.

Katie Stagliano Uses Over 4,000 Pounds Of Vegetables To Feed The Homeless

Tonic | Diane Herbst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When Katie Stagliano was in third grade, she planted a cabbage in her family's small garden. When it grew to an astounding 40 pounds, she donated it t...

New Report Reveals State-by-State Information on Child Hunger

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

For many children, summer is a time of play and relaxation. But for other children, these months are the most difficult in terms of having access to reliable meals.

Feeding the Hungry

Nelson Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nelson Davis

Food for the soul and human spirit is perhaps the hardest meal to find, consume and fully digest. I believe that entrepreneurial thinking is the plate on which that meal is well served.

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive: Letter Carriers To Collect Food Across America May 8

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Each year, the National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger campaign rallies Americans for a massive one-day food drive. Letter carriers ...

Responding to Uninformed Opinions About Hunger

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

The ever-growing ranks of families turning to America's food banks is a reality that should not be met with ridicule. Instead, we must respond with the compassion, steadfast resolve, and solidarity that have always fueled our great nation.

Idol Gives Back: Money Split Among Five Nonprofits

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The Idol Gives Back series is back tonight on "American Idol," with a two-hour event that's already raised more than $140 million over the last severa...

Oscar Mayer's 'Good Mood Mission' Feeding America With 3 Million Pounds Of Food

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

This June, Oscar Mayer is taking a stab at hunger in America with their Good Mood Mission, an effort to raise 3 million pounds of food for families in...

Phil Hirsch, Ohio Man, Wins Supermarket Shopping Spree And Donates To Food Bank

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

After making a donation to Youngstown State University's annual United Way fundraiser, Phil Hirsch, an administrator at the university, won a supermar...

Health Care and America's Hungry

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vicki B. Escarra

While debate continues over the direction of health care reform, I encourage you to keep in mind the low-income men, women and families who regularly ...

$6.7 Billion Per Month In Afghanistan: Other Ways We Could Spend That Money

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

U.S. spending on the war in Afghanistan has now exceeded the cost of the war in Iraq for the first time since 2003. According to USA Today, we now spe...

How Will We Feed the Nearly One in Four Children Facing Hunger in America?

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

Last week, I was on a phone call with more than one thousand Americans. My organization, Feeding America, hosted a virtual town hall meeting with Ra...

Stamp Out Hunger Facebook Page: Campbell's Offers To Donate 1 Million Cans

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Every year, the National Association of Letter Carriers holds a food drive, with the goal of eliminating hunger in America. The one-day effort takes p...

Mich. Farmers Send Half Million Eggs To Haiti

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Eight family-owned Michigan egg farmers have donated 576,000 eggs to feed victims of last month's earthquake in Haiti. The contributions are part of t...

Fight Childhood Obesity By Supporting Public School Nutrition Reform

Sarah Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah Newman

Kids have gotten bigger recently. In fact, according to the CDC, obesity rates have tripled in the past 30 years with nearly 20 percent of children aged 6-11 and 18 percent for those aged 12-19.

Celebs Urge Action Against Hunger, Cite Disturbing New Study

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

David Arquette, Chairman of the Feeding America Entertainment Council, supported by dozens of other cultural figures and celebrities, have come togeth...

Food Service Groups Required To Donate Excess Food To Charity

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Dumpster-divers beware! Your seemingly endless bounty of discarded goodies may be missing in the future. Based on a new rule to amend the Federal Acqu...

YouTube's Video Volunteers: Help Promote An Organization Fighting Hunger

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

One in six American children doesn't know where they'll find their next meal. Food banks across the country are being stretched thin and the holidays ...