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Ramadan Reflection Day 13: Hunger Is Not A Choice for Some But Giving Is

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 06.30.2015 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

They had no tangible means to move it so one came up with the idea of saying a prayer to God by a sincere deed that they had respectively carried out at some time prior for Him.

Here's How You Can Be The Most Helpful When Donating To People In Need

Mashable | Katie Dupere | Posted 06.11.2015 | Impact

Giving back is important, but all those canned pineapples and piles of forgotten T-shirts aren't really doing the trick. Take Hurricane Sandy as an...

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...

Grassroots Organization That Came From a Place of Pain

Tenille Livingston | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Tenille Livingston

Cheryl 'Action' Jackson has been rolling out the red carpet for those in her community for over seven years and giving every family the celebrity trea...

Why Canned Food Drives Alone Won't Solve America's Hunger Crisis

Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents

When it comes to hunger in the United States, we’re faced with some scary statistics: according to a 2014 study by Feeding America, 49.1 million Ame...

Rebecca Adams

Mom Of Four Proves You Can Still Help Others, Even If You Need Help Yourself

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Adams | Posted 12.11.2014 | Parents

When Angela Crangle was growing up in Tennessee, she didn't wake to find a wealth of gifts under the Christmas tree each year. In fact, most years she...

4 Smart Kitchen Pantry Organization and Design Ideas

HomeAdvisor | Posted 12.01.2014 | HuffPost Home
HomeAdvisor

What is your pantry right now: a compilation of shelves or a walk-in closet? How much space do you have to remodel and renovate? What is the storage used for and how do you want it optimized?

For Army Couple Reentering Civilian Life, Food Insecurity Just One of Many Challenges

Kenneth Estelle | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Kenneth Estelle

On the morning of Sept. 3, Jon and Elizabeth Alba waited two hours at the VA Medical Clinic in Iron Mountain, Mich., not for medical care but for a few days' supply of groceries.

Fighting Hunger on Michigan's Northern Frontier

Kenneth Estelle | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Kenneth Estelle

Food banks like ours are equipped to save surplus food before it ends up in the landfill, but since the recession, our network has been stretched to capacity by the growing need.

The Invisible Ceiling for the American Working Poor

Stephanie S. Brooks | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Stephanie S. Brooks

If I ever get a job where I'm paid a living wage, I will probably still volunteer at both the food pantry and thrift shop because the work they are doing really helps people, and nobody knows that better than I do.

Why I Lie to the Food Pantry

Trisha Lovetrove | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Trisha Lovetrove

I admit it. It's true. I lie to the people running the food pantry. But before you get out your pitchforks and righteous indignation, before you diatribe about me "abusing the system" or taking advantage, please let me explain.

Homeless Lives: Unforgettable Personal Stories

Susan Orlins | Posted 05.27.2014 | DC
Susan Orlins

One homeless man tells about his more than ten years in a state penitentiary before a judge reversed his sentence and set him free. There are lighter moments too, like proving at six years old that Santa isn't real.

The Hungry Child

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Hunger and malnutrition have devastating consequences for children. Federal nutrition programs continue to be a critical support to ensure children's daily nutritional needs are met: they put food on children's plates, help build healthy minds and bodies, and help lift families out of poverty.

The Real Hunger Games

Landon Jones | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Landon Jones

There is nothing romantic about poverty and hunger. They are ugly. But what is even uglier is our need to blame the victims rather than to help heal their plight.

Homelessness a Matter of Life, Death in Upper Peninsula

Kenneth Estelle | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Kenneth Estelle

"They have to realize that what they're doing is hurting families. We're going to have a need for more food for people to survive a month."

Mayor Cory Booker: My Organic Food Stamp Challenge

Irma Jennings | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Irma Jennings

I'm more careful with food now. I don't waste it or scrape it into the garbage. I also feel empowered knowing that I can feed myself well for $4.40 a day.

Doing Good While Cleaning For Passover

Ariel Gros-Werter | Posted 05.19.2013 | Religion
Ariel Gros-Werter

Before you start emptying your cupboards and fridge directly into a garbage bag, consider the people who search through garbage bags like yours every day in search of scraps to ward off hunger.

Heartbreaking Stories Of Hunger Among America's Elderly

Posted 03.12.2013 | Impact

By Matthew Fleischer, TakePart Seven years ago, Eddie Cantrell was a recent retiree with time on his hands. Looking for a way to pass the days and ...

The Saga of Two Homeless Veterans

Mohammed Salarbux | Posted 05.11.2013 | Impact
Mohammed Salarbux

I enlisted in the National Guard some decades ago and was sent to Fort Dix for basic training. An unfortunate tragedy took placed that has left an ind...

ReThink Review: A Place at the Table - Hungry In the Land of the Fat

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.04.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Every day in the U.S., 50 million people -- including one in four children -- are food insecure, meaning they don't know where their next meal is coming from. The documentary A Place at the Table attempts to put a face on this issue.

From Global to Local: Partnerships Are Critical to Success

Nancy E Roman | Posted 04.22.2013 | DC
Nancy E Roman

From both global and local vantage points, it becomes ever clearer that we urgently need to collaborate more effectively with our partners to meet the challenges we face.

Generous Garden Project (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 04.14.2013 | Good News
Bus 52

Behind a small health food store in Greenville, SC lies a large unused plot of land. That is, it was unoccupied until Bo Cable's desire to help his co...

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- Thanksgiving, a Verb

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 01.19.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Many of us think of Thanksgiving as a day spent with family, eating a great meal and watching football. I believe that thinking needs to be changed! Thanksgiving should ignite a sense of gratitude for all that one has and also be a day of action.

7 Kid-Friendly Cooking Projects For A Rainy Halloween Day

Food52 | Posted 12.30.2012 | Taste
Food52

The kids are home from school, and you want to keep them entertained -- and fed.

Jason Cherkis

No Sign Of Paul Ryan At Soup Kitchens, Shelters In His Own District

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan's awkward visit last week to a Youngstown, Ohio, soup kitchen made national headlines and has been the butt of late-night...