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Fighting Hunger in America

How to End Hunger in America: Feeding People Is Only the First Step

Bill Ayres | Posted 03.15.2016 | Impact
Bill Ayres

From the beginning, we believed that the root cause of hunger is poverty and the root cause of poverty is powerlessness in the face of economic injustice.

Perfectly Good Produce Discarded At U.S. Border Feeds People In Need

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 05.08.2015 | Impact

A nonprofit is giving a second life to produce discarded at the U.S. border by distributing it to people in need. Borderlands Food Bank, in Nogale...

This 9-Year-Old Collected 400 Pounds Of Food For The Needy For Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.27.2014 | Good News

Giving back has become a hobby for Gunner Robinson. The 9-year-old from Wilmington, North Carolina, has collected 401 pounds of nonperishable food ...

All-Star Chefs Ditched Fine Dining To Cook Gourmet Thanksgiving Meals For Homeless People

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact

Chef Steve Badt was exhausted after spending eight years working at upscale restaurants in Boston, New York and Washington, D.C. So he stopped. ...

School Disputes Claim It Told Boy On Free Lunch Plan, 'Guess What? You Can't Have A Lunch'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact

Parents of a 7-year-old Washington boy are questioning why their son was told he couldn't be served lunch last month at school, as district officials ...

This Teen Is Choosing To Stay In A Cardboard Box For The Families That 'Must Live' That Way

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.09.2014 | Impact

Most teenagers don't choose to be homeless, but Josh Bartlow isn't like most teenagers. To the high school freshman from Illinois, a cardboard box ove...

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.

Serve, Inspire, Change

Angela Zhou | Posted 10.09.2013 | Teen
Angela Zhou

It would be an understatement to simply say that I was impacted by the experiences I made during my trip. Though I was ready to serve, inspire, and change others, I found myself being served, inspired, and changed by the people I met.

Changing the Future in 1,000 Days

David Beckmann | Posted 08.25.2013 | Impact
David Beckmann

We have never been closer to freeing the world from hunger and malnutrition. To back down now would be to deny the future.

WATCH: 50 Cent Discusses How We Can Prevent Hunger In America

Posted 09.19.2012 | Impact

Rapper 50 Cent appeared alongside HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill Wednesday to discuss hunger in America, an issue that affects more than 14.9 per...

Say It Like Beckham

Jodie Levin-Epstein | Posted 10.02.2012 | Impact
Jodie Levin-Epstein

While stunting is something few lay people know about, UNICEF hopes to make it a global priority. When Americans learn about stunting, they may naturally assume the phenomenon is limited to developing nations, that it doesn't come homegrown.

Still Hungry in America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Last year more Americans relied on food stamps to eat than at any time since the program began in 1939 -- 46 million. Yet once again some voices are starting to wonder whether we really need robust anti-hunger programs in America.

Chicago-Area Food Pantry Expects To Serve Record Number In November

Niles Patch | Emily Stone | Posted 01.21.2012 | Chicago

The Niles Township Food Pantry is bracing for what it expects will be a record number of people in need coming through its doors this month....

7 Ways You Can Solve World Hunger

Posted 08.15.2011 | Impact

About one billion people in the world face hunger or undernourishment. To put it in perspective, that's more people than the total populations of the ...

Help Stamp Out Hunger

Nick Cannon | Posted 07.10.2011 | Impact
Nick Cannon

Because of my own personal history with hunger, I am compelled to do something to help. Not just for those who are in need, but also to start setting good examples for my children on altruism and on being good citizens.

Fighting Hunger in "Hidden America"

Amy Guerrieri | Posted 07.09.2011 | Impact
Amy Guerrieri

When most people think of poverty, they think of places like Africa and Haiti, not America. But poverty here in the United States does exist, and it is more prevalent than most Americans know or would like to believe.