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No Walls, No Limits -- An Interview With Maureen Binienda

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 12.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Stacey Alcorn

It's not every day that you meet someone who has spent an entire lifetime changing the world.

The Proper Way To Donate At A Food Pantry

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 11.12.2015 | Parents
Alexandra Rosas

To the people who think of donating to food pantries as a way to toss out expired, no longer food that you yourself would eat, can I ask you to throw it away rather than use it as a donation. If someone goes to a food pantry, it's because they need to eat.

How Giving People Choice In Food Pantries Can Help Feed More

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.28.2015 | Media

The New York Times: To Feed More, Food Pantries Learn From Supermarkets Fighting hunger in New York City is a difficult, ongoing battle. Accord...

Feeding People Better: Narrowing the Food Gap

Daniel J. Schultz | Posted 11.16.2014 | Impact
Daniel J. Schultz

Low-income households have a lot of hardships to overcome. The last thing they need is the additional struggle of higher medical bills, more doctor visits, lower quality of life and less opportunity to obtain a job all due to the food we provide.

Sasha Belenky

How Ferguson Is Coming Together To Help Struggling Families | Sasha Belenky | Posted 08.22.2014 | Impact

Fundraising Websites - Crowdrise WASHINGTON -- Even before the death of Michael Brown on Aug. 9 and the unrest that has followed, the Rev. Steve La...

Food Charities That Really Make a Difference

Karl Wilder | Posted 04.28.2014 | Impact
Karl Wilder

Trinity Place Shelter is a tiny, little shelter for homeless youth located in a church basement. Despite the location, no religion is thrust upon these kids. I volunteer and teach periodic cooking classes to the kids who are interested. I preach the gospel of vegetables.

Michigan Middle School Protects Environment by Fighting Hunger

Kenneth Estelle | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Kenneth Estelle

As part of an ongoing fundraiser with TerraCycle, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank's staff have been collecting yogurt containers and shampoo bottles in the break room. Three months in, we'd managed to fill up a couple of copy paper boxes. Then Whitehall Middle School got a hold of the idea.

Making Service A Holiday Tradition For The Whole Family

Calla Gilson | Posted 01.24.2013 | Impact
Calla Gilson

Year after year it seemed to be the same old routine: after finishing the dishes from Thanksgiving dinner, my extended family members would each draw ...

14 Unexpected Ways to Volunteer for Thanksgiving

Amy Neumann | Posted 01.21.2013 | Impact
Amy Neumann

Whatever you do to give back for Thanksgiving and the holiday season, it will warm the heart of anyone you help, and also your own.

Food Banks Work Together To Serve Healthier Options To Poor | Posted 11.21.2012 | Impact

Food banks have worked to change their stocks from any old leftovers to food that’s more nutritious and fresher, and a new collaboration hopes to ce...

Seeds of Change in Appalachia

Betty Londergan | Posted 10.02.2012 | Impact
Betty Londergan

Chad's attitude has changed, his whole family is eating healthier food, and the garden gets him outside moving and sweating every day, with his excited kids working beside him. And this kind of Appalachian pride is growing on 43 family gardens all across Ashe County.

Bare shelves

Jamie Anne Richardson | Posted 09.29.2012 | Impact
Jamie Anne Richardson

Could you imagine how big of an impact it would make on our communities if we each gave up one latte, fast food meal or golf game a week?

Texas Woman To Camp On Church Roof Until City Donates 50,000 Pounds Of Food

Posted 06.05.2012 | Impact

Robin Evans won't come down from her roof. The Kennedale, Texas, resident isn't exactly stubborn -- she's just patient. She been camping on top of ...

Food Security

Jesse Seaver | Posted 05.20.2012 | Impact
Jesse Seaver

When we're hungry, we expect to eat. In fact, we expect to be able to eat whatever we want. Eating when we are hungry -- or, as many of us like to say, when we are "starving" -- is easily taken for granted.

Faith Groups Are A Detroit Lifeline

Matthew Bode | Posted 04.18.2012 | Detroit
Matthew Bode

What do you do with a clergy person at a development meeting? Or when planning new street art projects? Or building a board for a new non-profit?

"I Just Want a Job"

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Anyone who thinks welfare recipients do nothing but sit around and cash their checks isn't familiar with the schedules of Tiffany and many others like her.

Restaurants May Be Able To Donate Leftovers To Hungry Without Liability | Posted 01.08.2012 | Impact

As the economy continues to falter and the number of families seeking help at local food pantries increases, there is one possible solution gaining mo...

'World's Food Capital' Faces A Hunger Problem

West Des Moines, IA Patch | Beth Dalbey | Posted 12.20.2011 | Impact

If hunger is an invisible problem in Iowa, blame it on people like Kim Olsem, a mother and a fighter, whose two jobs -- one working with the elderly, ...

Why Charities Don't Want Your Canned Goods | Posted 12.08.2011 | Impact

'Tis the season for food drives. It's a holiday tradition as storied as Christmas trees, awkward conversations with the in-laws, and embarrassing drun...

Urbandale, IA: Food Pantry Grows as Families Struggle | Posted 01.31.2012 | Home

"It's just neighbors helping neighbors. That's our philosophy."...

Niles, IL: Food Pantry Expects to Serve Record Number In November | Posted 01.28.2012 | Home

"It will be off the charts. ... I can't even imagine what it will be."...

Project Oatmeal Delivers 24,400 Meals to Brooklyn in Their Campaign to End Hunger

Anthony Papa | Posted 01.28.2012 | New York
Anthony Papa

This holiday season there will be tens of thousands that will be hungry. Maybe with the help of concerned New Yorkers the problem can be alleviated.

38,400 Pounds of Chicken Donated To Chicago-Area Food Pantries, Nonprofits

Northbrook Patch | Jennifer Fisher | Posted 11.22.2011 | Chicago

Just after dawn on Saturday morning, a dozen volunteers gathered at a vacant lot in Glenview wearing fleece jackets, winter hats and work gloves. At 7...

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- Hunger and Thankful Giving

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 01.16.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

During this time of year, many local grocery stores as well as chains, offer the opportunity for shoppers to purchase a bag of food, a meal or to drop off a food item in a "food barrel".

Remember the Most Vulnerable in the Deficit Battles

Kate Maehr | Posted 09.05.2011 | Chicago
Kate Maehr

If the economy is showing tepid signs of recovery, we're seeing no indication at the hundreds of food pantries and shelters we serve daily. Record numbers of people are still in need of emergency food assistance -- many for the first time.