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

HooplaHa | Posted 09.27.2016 | Good News

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.

End Summer Child Hunger Now!

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Spring is almost in full swing and summer is just around the corner. Millions of children in America can't wait for summer vacation, but for millions of poor children who rely on school meals it's a mixed blessing.

Despite Supersized Hunger Pangs, Supersized Waste Still A Problem

Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics

Americans wasted 33.79 million tons of food in 2010, enough to fill 91 Empire State Buildings, and a 16 percent increase from a decade ago. The averag...

Struggling Mom Who Gardened To Feed Family Now Sends Free Seeds To Hungry | Posted 05.30.2012 | Impact

Do you know where your next meal is coming from? Many Americans don't. The latest statistics show in 2010 more than 17 million households were food...

How 1 State Is Scaling Back Both Hunger And Obesity

Tamara Sandberg | Posted 07.22.2012 | Impact
Tamara Sandberg

Protecting our children from obesity requires more than increased physical activity and access to healthy food at school. It also compels us to do all we can to be sure they aren't coming home to poorly stocked kitchen cabinets. Childhood obesity and hunger are related and real problems -- and both are also really solvable.

Developing a System of Accountability

Jeremy Everett | Posted 07.17.2012 | Impact
Jeremy Everett

We as a nation cannot agree upon who is at fault for poverty and whose responsibility it is to address it. We are bent on it being one type of problem and one sector's responsibility.

Laura Rowley

One In Seven Seniors Faces Threat Of Hunger: Report | Laura Rowley | Posted 05.04.2012 | Fifty

One in seven seniors in America -- some 8.3 million people -- faced the threat of hunger in 2010, a 78 percent spike since 2001, according to a study ...

Recession Put Middle-Aged Americans At Greater Risk For Hunger: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.14.2011 | Business

If further proof were needed of the far-reaching harm caused by the Great Recession, it would seem to have arrived in the form of a study from the Uni...

Protecting the Programs That Protect the Hungry

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

As I listened, I thought about how millions of families across the nation make the same difficult choice every day to stretch their own budgets.

Potatoes, Not Just Pistons, Taking Root in Detroit

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

Although the idea of urban farming might be unknown to many people, or just assumed to be commonplace in coastal areas such as San Francisco and Brooklyn, Detroit is becoming more about potatoes than pistons.

Fight Childhood Obesity By Supporting Public School Nutrition Reform

Sarah Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah Newman

Kids have gotten bigger recently. In fact, according to the CDC, obesity rates have tripled in the past 30 years with nearly 20 percent of children aged 6-11 and 18 percent for those aged 12-19.