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Food Insecurity

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.

As El Salvador Proves, Championing the Cause of the Hungry Can Exact an Ultimate Price

Chris Herlinger | Posted 01.19.2015 | Religion
Chris Herlinger

This week the world commemorates the killings, 25 years ago, of six Jesuit priests (five of them from Spain), the clerics' housekeeper and her teen-age daughter. All were killed on the grounds of Central American University, a Jesuit institution in the capital of San Salvador. In El Salvador, the memory of those events has never died.

Feeding Hungry Kids in America

Anita Casalina | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
Anita Casalina

Have you been to a local apple orchard, or a harvest fair? Fall is the time of bounty and a special gala celebration of colors as Mother Nature presents her grand finale before hunkering down for a quiet winter.

How Nonprofits Can Collaborate Effectively With the Public and Private Sectors to Help the City's Working Poor

Jilly Stephens | Posted 01.05.2015 | New York
Jilly Stephens

This collaboration has provided some valuable lessons about optimizing resources and delivering stronger neighborhood outcomes, which I believe can be applied throughout the nonprofit community.

We Could End Hunger If We Recovered Half Of The 1.3 Billion Tons Of Food Wasted Each Year

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.31.2014 | Impact

Advocates claim a new, innovative website could help salvage some of the alarming amount of global food waste. The Global Community of Practice on ...

Prevent Kids From 'Sliding' Over the Summer

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Just the other day my neighbor casually mentioned an upcoming camp registration deadline for her kids. For next summer! I was completely caught off gu...

My Office Is in the Middle of a Desert

Tracy Hoover | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

Today is World Food Day, a United Nations-sponsored day of awareness and action focused on making sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.

S4S Celebrates a Wonderful Team -- A Tribute to Grace Bennett

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

In only one year, Schools for Sustainability (S4S) has cultivated a beautifully dynamic team. We honor diversity as we attract support from members ...

Innovation Earth: Can the Massachusetts Food Waste Ban End Hunger?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 12.01.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

When I first started writing this column, I envisioned covering breakthroughs that could enable us to live sustainably on a world inhabited by 7 billi...