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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, ...

Donations Are Down, But Nonprofit CEO Pay Goes Up

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Despite donations to nonprofits dropping amid the American recession, salaries for nonprofit CEOs are on the rise, and expected to rise even more in 2...

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.

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 ...

Fraying Safety Net Raises Risk Of Hunger

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

(The following story comes courtesy of Hunger In The Golden State a collaboration between, the Annenberg School for Communications and California Watc...

Leslie and Al Anderson Raise Thousands For Food Bank By Sorting Recyclables

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For the last four years, Canadian couple Al and Leslie Anderson have dedicated countless hours to raising money for a local food bank. Westerly News r...

Shay Kelley, Homeless Woman, Visits All 50 States, Helping Homeless In Each State

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

After losing her marketing job at AT&T and getting her car stolen within a matter of days, 24-year-old Shay Kelley soon found herself out on the stree...

JoAnn Sewell, Washington Woman, Finds New Life With Volunteering After Husband's Death

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Two years ago, Washington woman JoAnn Sewell was mourning the death of her husband, at loss for how to move on. "For about a year, I just sat around ...

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...

Phoebe Russell: How A Six-Year-Old Girl Raised $20,000 For A Local Food Bank

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The average American preschool doesn't focus on community service, but for San Francisco girl Phoebe Russell, a community service requirement at her p...

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...

Arthur Delaney

Yes He Can: 'One Can A Week' Program Inspires Imitators

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Peter Norback took Barack Obama's campaign talk of hope and change to heart. He said it inspired him to launch a campaign to get his neighbors in Tucs...

College Food Banks See Increase In Student Needs

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Michigan State University's Olin Health Center is a student-run food bank, providing relief to students struggling with higher tuition costs and livin...

End World Hunger With Soup (Really!)

Paul Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Paul Katz

Jamie and Lynn Klein, husband and wife co-founders of Soup Kitchen, Inc., have found a way to end world hunger. For every portion their company sells, an additional portion is donated to a shelter.

Project Oatmeal Revisited: Feeding NYC's Hungry

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Anthony Papa

For just 17 cents per meal, you can fund high quality oatmeal for those who need it most. It is inexpensive, highly nutritious and light to transport.

College Food Banks See An Increase In Hungry Students (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Grace Kiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

For many students, the myth of the easy college life has always been fantasy. But the dual forces of a crippling recession and rising tuition costs ar...

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...

Digesting the Week

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

The white silk scarf I received from the Dalai Lama is a symbol. Our actions determine whether or not it stays white -- our actions in our lives and in the universe of food.

Breaking the Barriers

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

A watershed event for the local food shed -- the second annual NYC Food and Climate Summit -- was convened on Saturday.

49 Million Americans Going Hungry, Programs Initiating To Raise Food Security

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

According to a new government report, the number of Americans who lack adequate, consistent access to food rose to a new high of 49 million last year....

California Food Banks Aggressively Seek Slow-Grown, Nutritious Food

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Food banks traditionally supplied with supermarket leftovers and corporate seconds are hurting as their usual providers cut corners and cut back. But ...

How To Green Your Holiday Meal

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Working up a menu for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, or another upcoming holiday? Here are three tips to help you be more environmentally responsible while planning that feast.

College Students Line Up At Local Food Banks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

With reduced support from cash-strapped parents and the government, today's college students are struggling to cover tuition and board with limited sc...

Runner Stripped Of Gold Medal Is Now Homeless

Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As part of our Bearing Witness 2.0 project, the Huffington Post is rounding up compelling local stories about the victims of the recession. Calvin H...

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 ...