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Resources for Helping People Without Food and Shelter This Winter

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.13.2017 | Impact
Craig Newmark

It's getting cold out there and this can mean bad news for anyone who doesn't have a place to go. There are many services that help those who are home...

7 Things To Know About Donating To A Food Bank

Jill Robbins | Posted 12.05.2016 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

Can I tell you a secret? I've used a food bank. I was a single working mom. My daughter was young and I was struggling to make ends meet.

When your students go hungry

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 10.03.2016 | Education
Fabio Parasecoli

Despite financial and administrative hurdles, growing attention is paid to good nutrition for students of all ages, starting from kindergarten all the...

WATCH: This Grandma Makes a Difference in 300 Lives a Day

HooplaHa | Posted 09.27.2016 | Good News
HooplaHa

This Grandma not only cares about her own, but also 300 other kids! Students who rely on free lunches during the school year sometimes run out of luck when school's out. 74-year-old Phyllis Shaughnessy was determined to bridge this gap.

Walk for Water: 250 Third Graders Walk Water To Those In Need

Amber Browning-Coyle | Posted 09.22.2016 | Impact
Amber Browning-Coyle

School's back in session, and lessons abound. In the Mineola School District in New York, the students of Jackson Avenue School are learning the impor...

Gleaning: Combining Two Wrongs to Make a Right

Erkut Sonmez | Posted 08.01.2016 | Impact
Erkut Sonmez

Co-authored by Erkut Sonmez, Visiting Assistant Professor at Boston University, Deishin Lee, Assistant Professor of Operations Management at Boston Co...

When Participation Is A Sound

Margarette Purvis | Posted 06.23.2016 | Impact
Margarette Purvis

What if I told you that the most valuable asset you could bring to the fight against hunger in America is your voice?

Photos Of NYC Food Pantry Lines Resemble Depression-Era Scenes

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.10.2016 | Impact

New York is one of the wealthiest cities in the world, yet every day thousands of New Yorkers have to line up -- in the rain, heat or blistering cold ...

Starbucks Will Donate Unsold Food To People In Need

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 12.19.2016 | Impact

Starbucks is joining the fight against food waste. The company announced a new initiative to donate unsold food to charity, on Tuesday. The 7,600 Star...

It's Now Illegal For Supermarkets To Waste Food In France

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 02.05.2016 | World

Hooray, more bread and cheese for all! France's Parliament took definitive steps to prevent food waste on Wednesday. The country's Senate unanimously ...

Did You Know $1 Donated to the Food Bank Is Worth $5 of Food?

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.03.2016 | Impact
Craig Newmark

I challenged my neighbors to the SF-Marin Food Bank's Hunger Challenge. They took me up on the challenge, and shared daily updates that I posted on my own networks. I told them that if they finished the challenge, I'd donate $10K to the Food Bank.

This Pet Food Bank Is Keeping Animals With the Families That Love Them

Jen Reeder | Posted 10.23.2016 | Impact
Jen Reeder

The Colorado Pet Pantry is a Denver-based nonprofit that partners with human food banks five times a month to distribute dog and cat food to local homeless and low-income people who need help feeding their pets.

You Don't Need Any Special Talent to Join Fight Against Hunger

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 10.14.2016 | Impact
The University of Central Florida Forum

No one needs special talents and skills to start, and confronting hunger is no exception.

#HungerChallenge Day 5: This Isn't an Experiment for Most People

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.21.2016 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Folks, my neighbors have made it through the #HungerChallenge with lots of realizations. They've definitely been hungry, they've had stress dreams, and they've been really conscious of food.

#HungerChallenge Day 4: A Whole Different World

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.18.2016 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Folks, my neighbors have made it to Day 4 of the #HungerChallenge. They've definitely faced some dilemmas and made some tough choices. Remember that f...

#HungerChallenge Day 3: One Parent's Difficult Choice

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.16.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Folks, my neighbors have made it to Day 3 of the #HungerChallenge. They've definitely faced some dilemmas and made some tough choices. Remember that f...

#HungerChallenge Day 2: Could You Resist the Cupcakes?

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.15.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Folks, we just got a #HungerChallenge update from Teri, Roxy, and Natalie - my neighbors who I've challenged to the #HungerChallenge. For each day the...

Can You Live on a Food Stamp Budget? I Challenge You to the #HungerChallenge

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.14.2016 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Together, we can raise awareness of the struggles associated with food insecurity and mobilize the public to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin, where 1 out of every 4 residents is hungry.

Food Bank Uses Big Data To Identify Areas In Need Of Services

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.23.2015 | Impact

A food pantry in the nation’s capital is taking a fresh approach to efficiently identifying and feeding the hungry -- with surprising results. As...

The Smart, Impactful Reason Why More Food Banks Are Looking Like Grocery Stores

New York Times | TINA ROSENBERG | Posted 05.28.2015 | Impact

Nearly a million and a half people rely on food pantries in New York City, and Lugeily Duran is one of them. She was laid off from her job in a medica...

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

Kenneth Estelle | Posted 05.01.2016 | 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.

I Would Have Starved Without the Food Bank

Jennifer Bly | Posted 06.21.2015 | Impact
Jennifer Bly

The reality is, we all have times of need. We all have moments when we have to reach out for help. At that time in my life I was thankful for the food bank. Their services helped feed my mind and body so that I could continue with my education.

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 ...

Hopeful Horizons: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.10.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Two years ago, The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world. Since we started, over 50 individuals and families have joined in, each giving $1 or more a day to support the grantees.

An Alarming Number Of Food Pantries Are Slashing Portions To Meet Rising Demand

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.19.2014 | Impact

Hunger is on the rise in the U.S. and relief organizations don’t have the resources to meet the growing demand, a recent report concluded. Accor...