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With Resources Scarce, Food Banks Are Joplin's Lifeline

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 07.25.2011 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

The damage from disasters lasts long after their stories fade from headlines. This response will require a long-term commitment -- a commitment that's already been made by members of Feeding America.

A Labor Of Love: Valentine's Day Dates That Give Back

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Very few of us are Brad and Angelinas with the ability to donate millions to various causes. But for you and your sweetheart, there are countless smal...

Hunger In America: Martin Luther King Calls Us To Act

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

Many years have passed since the death of Dr. King, and it is sad and sobering to ponder the terrible fact that hunger continues to permeate every community in our nation.

Thanksgiving Thoughts About People Struggling with Hunger

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

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I ask that you take note of the neighbor down the street, or a former co-worker who got laid off, or a member of your place of worship. You just don't know -- they may be in need of food.

Giving Thanks is in the Air

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liz Neumark

Forget the pumpkin into coach image. Pumpkin as smart car is what came to mind when GP planned the arrival of City Harvest's 1426 lb giant beast on o...

'Help Feed LA' Makes Donating Food Easy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

L.A. businesses can donate their surplus food more easily to those who need it, thanks to the Help Feed L.A. campaign, reports KPCC, NPR's affiliate i...

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...

Jerry Griffin, Former Homeless Man, Turns His Life Around Through Volunteering

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Jerry Griffin started volunteering at the Food Bank of Northern Indiana enthusiastic about changing the direction his life was heading. At one point, ...

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.

Food Bank Diet: Prominent People Try Surviving On Welfare Diet

Planet Green | Lloyd Alter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Stop Community Food Centre thinks people should know how hard it is to live on welfare and in poverty. As part of its "Do the Math" campaign to de...

Joe Jackson, 87-Year-Old War Hero, Helps Feed Hungry In His Community

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In 1969, Joe Jackson was presented the National Medal of Honor, the highest military honor, for flying into enemy fire to rescue three stranded soldie...

Phoebe Russell: Six-Year-Old Inspires Movement, Feeds 120,000 People (VIDEO)

Toan Lam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Toan Lam

Though I've had some amazing teachers in my life, I can truly say that six-year-old Phoebe Russell is the best teacher I've ever had, when it comes to the true meaning of "service."

The Shoe on the Other Foot

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

Weeks ago, Great Performances said yes to Stephen Grimaldi, Executive Director of the Yorkville Common Pantry. Yes - to being the honoree for the York...

New Yorkers Line Up Early For Thanksgiving Supplies At City Food Bank

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In the face of unemployment and tough economic conditions, food banks are serving more than ever this Thanksgiving. CNN visited an upper Manhattan pan...

Mothers Become Face Of U.S. Hunger Problem On CNN

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Earlier this week, the federal government released a new report highlighting the new high of 49 million Americans who went hungry last year. CNN dec...

Outpouring Of Support From Seattle Community After Food Bank Burglary

Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As part of its Bearing Witness 2.0 project, the Huffington Post is rounding up a few of the best local stories of the day. Last Tuesday night, the R...

NY Food Bank Demand Rising

Crain's New York Business | Kira Bindrim | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Though Ben Bernanke declared Tuesday a "likely" end to the recession, the forecast has yet to improve at the Food Bank for New York City. Some 90% of ...

A Tsunami of Hunger

Nick Turse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nick Turse

The new working poor, as well as more families with young children, are threatening to overwhelm New York City's last hunger safety net.