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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

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 | 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...

A Week In The Life Of A Soup Kitchen Director

Posted 07.06.2012 | Home

Food Informants is a week-in-the-life series profiling fascinating people in the food world. We hope it will give you a first-hand look at the many di...

Real-life Lessons From Real-life DoGooders: Look for the Win-Win

Marc Ozburn | Posted 08.11.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

Too often, people get stuck in their own worlds and opportunities to connect and help others are wasted. Both Move for Hunger and Urban Roots are thriving because they re-engineered traditional practices with innovative solutions by embracing the "win-win."

Tolerance of Poverty

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The latest edition of UNICEF's report on child poverty showed the United States ranks second out of 35 developed countries on the scale of what economists call "relative child poverty" with 23.1 percent of its children living in poverty. Only Romania ranked higher. It was another shameful reminder that, as economist Sheldon Danziger put it, "Among rich countries, the U.S. is exceptional. We are exceptional in our tolerance of poverty." For the Lynch family in Columbus, Ohio, profiled here, headlines like this aren't news. Their family is a portrait of deep poverty in America. In 2010 20.5 million Americans were living on less than half of the federal poverty level.

Urban Gleaners: Reducing Food Waste to Reduce Hunger (Video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 07.24.2012 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

A simple idea that came out of hearing a story on the radio. For Tracy Oseran, it was something she had to do: help find and distribute food that would otherwise be thrown out.

Produce For The People

Posted 05.18.2012 | DC

By Meagan Ramsay Street Sense Move over cherry trees, there's a new orchard in town. On 2.75 acres in Beltsville, Md., just 30 minutes from D.C...

How Will We Feed 18 Million Hungry Children When School Lets Out?

Kim Doyle Wille | Posted 07.03.2012 | Impact
Kim Doyle Wille

Last Thanksgiving, I spent two days documenting hunger at three food pantries. At the first pantry, children in sweaters sweetly asked volunteers if t...

Food Pantry's Fight Over Prayer

Posted 03.27.2012 | Religion

An Indiana food pantry has been the focus of debate after its founder refused to stop asking patrons to pray. Volunteers at the Community Provision...

"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.

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.

Chicago-Area Food Pantry Expects To Serve Record Number In November

Niles Patch | Emily Stone | Posted 01.21.2012 | Chicago

The Niles Township Food Pantry is bracing for what it expects will be a record number of people in need coming through its doors this month....

Holiday Meals For All

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 01.21.2012 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

At a time when most Americans are celebrating abundance, one in six of us is not getting enough to eat. Right now, do something to ensure that everyone has enough to eat this holiday season and throughout the year.

10 Easy Tips To Stock A Holiday Pantry

Hana Choi & Christine Han | Posted 01.17.2012 | Women
Hana Choi & Christine Han

Somehow, the holidays have once again snuck up on us. For a season marked by indulgence and excess, it's easy to get carried away and feel overwhelmed...