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Food Insecurity

Florida Restaurant Combats Local Hunger With Price-Free Menu

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 11.02.2015 | Good News

Every item on this restaurant’s menu is the special. Mosaics Community Cafe, a restaurant in Bartow, Florida, will officially open its doors o...

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

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 10.14.2015 | Impact
The University of Central Florida Forum

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

Obesity and Food Insecurity: A Public Health Paradox

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 10.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Updating SNAP with new tools, innovations and resources requires the input of a broad range of public health, private sector, and governmental stakeholders. SNAP provides an important safety net for low-income families.

What Does St. Francis of Assisi Have to Say to Us Today

Rev. Bonnie A. Perry | Posted 10.05.2015 | Religion
Rev. Bonnie A. Perry

According to the UN Environment Programme, we are in the midst of a massive extinction, with species rapidly dying out. Not since the loss of the dinosaurs have we had an extinction happening at this alarming rate.

How the Homeless Eat

Liz Neumark | Posted 10.01.2015 | Impact
Liz Neumark

Within the patchwork of bed-only shelters, most homeless are expected to arrive at night having eaten, and are offered simple fare like peanut butter sandwiches or items dropped off by congregants.

1 In 7 U.S. Households Struggled To Afford Food Last Year: Report

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.10.2015 | Impact

One in seven U.S. households struggled to afford food last year, according to a new report. Yet, many families in need didn’t take advantage of...

Rate Of U.S. 'Food Insecurity' Stubbornly High

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fourteen percent of U.S. households lacked access to enough good food at some point last year, according to the latest annual food inse...

Food Insecure Children Are More Likely To Be Obese

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living

It's a contradiction in the starkest terms. The nation's most food-insecure children are also at the greatest risk for childhood obesity, according t...

A Bug's Life: Food in the 21st Century

Julie Gray | Posted 08.04.2015 | Taste
Julie Gray

If I were on a desert island, and there was nothing else to eat, would I rather eat a grasshopper, than say, my companion? Yes. Under those circumstan...

World Population Day: Addressing Food Deserts in the Land of Plenty

Brian Kennell | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

More than 6.5 million American children live in food deserts. Making it possible for those children to get leafy greens, milk, juice and fresh fruit on their tables at home and experience food security will require still more education, innovation and effort on the part of many of the companies and organizations involved in the supply chain.

Rethinking World Hunger: Start with Women

Vanessa Thevathasan | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Vanessa Thevathasan

Women make up more than half of the world's population, yet in parts of the world, especially in South Asia, South America and Africa, they are more likely than men to go hungry.

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...

Map The Meal Gap 2015: Upgrading The Fight Against Hunger

Colleen Callahan | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Colleen Callahan

Derek and his family are four people among the more than 161,000 in St. Louis County, Missouri that struggle with hunger. And they are four people among 49 million in America who don't always know where their next meal is coming from. There is hope for families like Derek's across America. There is more than enough food to feed every single person facing hunger in our country today.

Eliminating Food Deserts Will Take A Marriage of Private And Public Enterprise

Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living

In cooperation with our longstanding partner Crowdrise, The Huffington Post is celebrating its 10 year anniversary by focusing on the promise of the n...

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

Kenneth Estelle | Posted 05.02.2015 | 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.

Thank God for Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

In a nation where millions of working families still can't earn enough to pay rent, pay the bills, and put food on the table at the same time -- and where in fiscal year 2013 there were 4.9 million households with no income but SNAP, including 1.3 million households with children -- relying on the charity of PB and J Day is not a substitute for justice.

What Would You Do If Restaurants And Your Local Grocery Store Closed Tomorrow?

Joseph Agoada | Posted 06.14.2015 | Impact
Joseph Agoada

While the thought of losing your local market may seem extreme, hundreds of thousands of people around the world are faced with the daily challenge of finding the food to fuel their day.

New Technological Tools Are Ensuring That Balanced Meal Ideas Are Available For Everyone

Colleen Callahan | Posted 05.10.2015 | Impact
Colleen Callahan

It's a simple solution that has the potential -- the opportunity to help people facing food insecurity get more than just enough to eat, but to breakdown some of the barriers to preparing and consuming the healthful foods for herself and her family.

Watch These Kids Find A Way To Ease World Hunger In Under 2 Minutes

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.04.2015 | Impact

If only the world would approach hunger like two kids at a kitchen table. In a social experiment by advocacy group Action Against Hunger, 20 child...

'Now I'm One of Them': Michigan Teacher Survives Life on the Street

Kenneth Estelle | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Kenneth Estelle

With support from Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank and a local homeless shelter, Dana Knight overcame homelessness with her health and dignity intact. For several months this past fall, Dana lived in the strange world of victimization and kindness that hundreds of Grand Rapids' homeless live in every day.

The Future of Food: How to Feed 9 Billion People?

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 03.25.2015 | World
Gaia Paradiso

The scarcity of healthy options in low-income neighborhoods in developed countries and the decreased purchasing power make people opt for a unhealthy and cheap processed foods rather than seasonal and local fruit and vegetables.

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...

Welcome to the Anthropocene: Anthropology and the Political Moment

Paul Stoller | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics
Paul Stoller

The Anthropocene presents to anthropologists and other social scientists a profoundly humanitarian obligation. As the Songhay people of Niger like the say: even though the path toward truth is long, it is one that is always worth taking.

Food Assistance Needs Remain High

Brynne Keith-Jennings | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
Brynne Keith-Jennings

As many Americans prepare to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner, millions in this country still have trouble affording enough to eat. Moreover, poverty and food insecurity, or the share of households with difficulty affording adequate food, remain well above pre-recession levels -- signs of the critical importance of SNAP and other food assistance.

Their 'Hunger Games' Are Our 'Food Chains'

Christie Marchese | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
Christie Marchese

Why do I go into so much detail over District 11, a district that most of you probably don't remember from the movies? Because our District 11 was Florida.