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17.5 Million Better Ways to Use Your Canned Goods

HooplaHa | Posted 01.25.2013 | Good News

Canstruction uses one can of food as a catalyst for change -- to represent the building blocks of massive sculptures.

In This Season of Giving, I Give Thanks to Father Brake

Bill Marriott | Posted 01.21.2013 | DC
Bill Marriott

On this Thanksgiving, I'd like to thank Father Brake, Lynn Brantley and all the workers and volunteers of the Capital Area Food Bank. It's a shining example of a small group coming together and changing the world by helping other people.

Thanksgiving Food Stamp Use To Hit Record

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.21.2012 | Business

A record number of Americans will be using food stamps to get by this Thanksgiving. About 42.2 million Americans are using food stamps this Thanks...

Food Banks Work Together To Serve Healthier Options To Poor | Posted 11.21.2012 | Impact

Food banks have worked to change their stocks from any old leftovers to food that’s more nutritious and fresher, and a new collaboration hopes to ce...

Food Banks' Dire Warning

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2013 | Business

* High commodity prices lead to drop in gov't food donations * Food banks increase food purchases, straining resources *...

Help Feed the Hungry for Thanksgiving: Project Oatmeal

Anthony Papa | Posted 01.20.2013 | New York
Anthony Papa

With the Thanksgiving holiday season approaching, many New Yorkers will not have food on their table. What can we do? Focusing on one simple, direct way to help, Project Oatmeal's goal is to provide one of the most needed foods to New York's hungriest.

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.

Holiday Hunger: A Recipe for Change

Amanda Andere | Posted 01.13.2013 | DC
Amanda Andere

Hunger doesn't know holidays. And the rest of the year, when the free meals have been distributed and holiday food collections finished at schools, grocery stores, and churches, hunger still exists.

WATCH: Arizona Woman Pressured To Shut Down Front Yard Food Bank

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.18.2012 | Impact

Millie Ramirez believes in helping out those who are less fortunate. So much so, that for the past seven years, she's set up and run a food bank in fr...

How Do Supermarkets Dispose of Expired Food?

Quora | Posted 12.03.2012 | Home

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Brian Lee, Student During my time working in both management and part time capacities at a large su...

How Geeks in Jeans Are Fighting Hunger

Gary Oppenheimer | Posted 11.24.2012 | Impact
Gary Oppenheimer

The cost of's nationwide solution is one cent per year per food insecure person, or about $500K/year. Connecting dots is a lot cheaper than building a new food system infrastructure from scratch.

FOOD -- It Really Does Grow on Trees

Rick Nahmias | Posted 10.23.2012 | Impact
Rick Nahmias

Knowing the resources we have growing in this country and the appalling truth about our food waste, no American should be hungry. Not one. One vital solution that costs nothing -- yes, nothing -- is a perspective shift around food.

Can An Ancient Farming Practice Solve Current Hunger Crisis? | Posted 08.02.2012 | Impact

Gleaning. The word may not be immediately recognizable to many, and that’s probably because it hasn’t been a practice of most Americans for a long...

Huge Baby Food Donation In City That Needs It Most

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.23.2012 | Detroit

On Tuesday, Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan and Forgotten Harvest received donations that will go a long way to feed some of the...

Using Coupons To Collectively Clip Away At Hunger

Amy Neumann | Posted 07.10.2012 | Impact
Amy Neumann

Couponing for Community and the Stamp Out Hunger food drive are nationwide events that make fighting hunger in local communities as easy as cleaning out a pantry and checking the mail.

Mobile Food Pantries Bring Fresh Produce to Neglected Communities

Kenneth Estelle | Posted 06.28.2012 | Impact
Kenneth Estelle

By taking clients at their word and allowing them to choose from an array of truly healthy foods, Arnold ushered in a new era of food banking, one that is more efficient, more nourishing, and more responsive to those it serves.

Should Pantries Provide Food For Homeless People's Pets?

Posted 04.04.2012 | Impact

When stomachs start rumbling, homeless people with pets often feed their best friends first. To help the estimated five to 10 percent of homeless p...

Demand For 'Survival Services' Grows Across U.S.

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business

March 9 (Reuters) - Many cities across the United States are still scrambling to help their residents overcome the economic recession that official...

Lucas Kavner

Is Virtual Reality The Next Step In Documentary Film? | Lucas Kavner | Posted 01.30.2012 | Home

Imagine you're at a food bank outside the First Unitarian Church in Los Angeles. It's a clear and hot Saturday in August. Dozens of hungry people are ...

Amanda Terkel

The Reality Behind Rhetoric About Food Stamps | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Rhetoric about jobs is everywhere during this campaign season. To emphasize how much they want to create jobs and how valuable s...

Mitzvah Gifts -- Giving More Than a Wrapped Present

Laura Kumin | Posted 02.21.2012 | DC
Laura Kumin

In keeping with my obsession with all things food-related, I've compiled a list of nonprofits that do great work in some way related to food. I've named it my "mitzvah gift list."

Local Food Banks Can't Keep Up With Demand

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.12.2011 | Detroit

Food banks in metro Detroit are struggling to keep up with demand as food assistance from federal and state programs is being cut. John Kastler, a ...

Northbrook, IL: Volunteers Unload 40,000 Pounds of Chicken To Local Nonprofits | Posted 01.28.2012 | Home

"My partner said, 'Chicken's so cheap. What can we do?'"...

Project Oatmeal Delivers 24,400 Meals to Brooklyn in Their Campaign to End Hunger

Anthony Papa | Posted 01.28.2012 | New York
Anthony Papa

This holiday season there will be tens of thousands that will be hungry. Maybe with the help of concerned New Yorkers the problem can be alleviated.

Thanksgiving for Seven Billion

Ann Gentry | Posted 01.23.2012 | Home
Ann Gentry

All seven billion people of us sit at the table together, not only this Thanksgiving, but also every day of the year. I think we can all do something to help feed them.