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Food Insecurity

UP, UP, UP: Number On Food Stamps Hits Another All-Time High

Posted 01.03.2012 | Home

USDA data released this week shows that the number of Americans receiving food aid from the Supplemental Nutrional Assistance Program (SNAP) hit anoth...

House Reps Protest Potential Food Stamp Cuts With Radical Stunt

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) along with eight other congressional Democrats are eating on a budget of about $4.50 a day to show solidarity with food ...

Poverty Amid Plenty: America's Continuing Shame

David Coates | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
David Coates

To what degree are we all fellow-citizens in this society, and to what degree are we not? Are we one America or are we two? If we are one America, it is surely time to make the alleviation of poverty our number one priority.

Poverty Amid Plenty - America's Continuing Shame

David Coates | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
David Coates

If we are one America -- or at least if we want to be one America, united and at social peace -- it is surely time to make the alleviation of poverty our number one priority. Inside the 99 percent, it is surely time to focus hard on the needs of the bottom fifth.

Tackling Hunger: Here's Hoping This Nonprofit Goes Out of Business

Robert Egger | Posted 12.28.2011 | DC
Robert Egger

Campus Kitchens is based on a very simple idea: that you can take existing resources (food, people, facilities) and re-organize them to feed more people for less money... while also training men and women for culinary jobs.

More Than Half Of All Americans Didn't Go Out To Eat Last Year: Census Bureau

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.21.2011 | Business

More than half of all Americans say they've recently gone a year without dining out, in what may be one of the clearest reflections yet of how the lis...

Paul Needham

A Food Bank With Flagging Corporate Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Needham | Posted 12.19.2011 | Impact

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- Oya Oliver knows exactly what everything costs, from the price of a box of 100 small Slim Jims -- $14.79 -- to her electric bil...

In Light Of World Food Day, Help Fight Hunger In Your Own Backyard

Enid Borden | Posted 12.17.2011 | Impact
Enid Borden

I always thought it was true, but it is appalling to see it for oneself. In my hands were two grocery items - one snack-sized cream filled yellow ca...

Food Court: Winners And Losers Of The Week

Food52 | Posted 12.10.2011 | Home
Food52

In which Shelly Peppel and Fran Brennan, the editors of Food52 News, pass judgement on the week's top food news.   • Winner: The man...

Food Insecurity Here To Stay, Says UN

AP | By NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 12.10.2011 | Home

ROME -- Prices for rice, wheat and other key foods are expected to remain volatile and possibly increase – and poor farmers and consumers partic...

Hunger Costs The Country $167 Billion Every Year: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.06.2011 | Business

While the wealthiest people in the U.S. continue to pull further and further ahead of the rest of society, the Great Recession has left millions out o...

New Muppet Hits 'Sesame Street' To Raise Hunger Awareness

Posted 12.04.2011 | Impact

In the past, "Sesame Street" has tackled HIV-AIDS with the muppet Kami and provoked musings on Bert and Ernie's sexual orientation. Now, the show expl...

Whose Responsibility Is It to Feed America's Hungry?

Vicki Escarra | Posted 11.21.2011 | Impact
Vicki Escarra

Every person and every sector has an obligation to help our fellow citizens and ensure America's prosperity. Hunger is an urgent issue in America, and we must do something about it now. Not tomorrow or next year, but now. People are suffering today.

Study: 1 In 5 Chicagoans Are Hungry, Food Insecure

Posted 11.21.2011 | Chicago

New data released Wednesday by the Greater Chicago Food Depository shows that just over 20 percent of Chicagoans face "food insecurity." The data [...

Join Me in the Huddle to Fight Hunger

Joe Montana | Posted 06.18.2012 | Impact
Joe Montana

One out of every 6 Americans doesn't know where their next meal is going to come from. It is unconscionable that anyone should be facing food insecurity in this land of plenty, which is why all of us should do our part to ensure no one has to go hungry again.

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...

1 in 6 Americans Still Struggle With Hunger

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 11.12.2011 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

Federal nutrition programs work, but they must be funded if they are to help reduce the number of Americans facing hunger. If Congress cuts the food-assistance safety-net, the USDA will surely have a gloomy scenario to report next year.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- Giving Back on Labor Day

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 11.02.2011 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

With Labor Day fast approaching, many of us are already beginning to anticipate the end of summer and all its fun activities. However, I suggest this Labor Day taking a look at the meaning of the holiday and what you can do to uphold and honor its original intent while making a difference.

Being Practical in Creating Change

Diana Mao | Posted 10.03.2011 | Impact
Diana Mao

Two men, Jonathan Walton and Max Lyons are working to break the misconception that the homeless are lazy, crazy, and harmful drug addicts.

Hunger and Food Insecurity in Epic Proportions (Video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 09.20.2011 | Impact
Rebecca Gerendasy

If America is the greatest nation in the world, why can't we eliminate (or significantly reduce) hunger and food insecurity in this country?

Kia Makarechi

Greatest Person Of The Day: Vaccinating In The Dominican Republic

HuffingtonPost.com | Kia Makarechi | Posted 08.23.2011 | Impact

Mercedito Martir Delbus, whom everyone calls Lilo, is a 25-year-old man saving lives in his community in the Dominican Republic. Lilo, the son of a...

Recent Report Claims U.S. Investors 'Grab Land' For Profit In Africa

Posted 08.09.2011 | Impact

A recent report claims wealthy U.S. and European investors are buying up large amounts of territory in Africa, without proper contracts, and in ways t...

People in Your County Are Going Hungry

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 06.01.2011 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

There is a disconnect in the public perception of hunger between people knowing that hunger exists in America, and understanding that hunger exists in their backyard.

Hometown Hunger USA

Ben Affleck | Posted 05.31.2011 | Impact
Ben Affleck

New statistics paint a horrific picture of hunger in America. According to the USDA, an estimated 50 million Americans are food insecure, including nearly 17 million children. This is morally reprehensible.

Freedom From Hunger: Lessons From Egypt

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marc Van Ameringen

We should encourage the hunger for freedom. But to make freedom sustainable, we must empower the world's poor to achieve freedom from hunger.