It's all about coming together. If that happens, hunger can be defeated.
America is a country home to some of the most successful people in the world. This is a country that put a man on the moon... why can't we solve the hunger epidemic in America? America has the resources to solve this problem.
You are exactly where you are meant to be if you are filled with peace, acceptance, compassion, and love for our fellow humans.
Currently the U.S. maintains a short term perspective about food security, and often pits the interests of large U.S.-based agricultural concerns against the needs of food-insecure nations and the recipients of food aid.
We need a Farm Bill that fights hunger in America and preserves the food stamp (SNAP) program. There are millions of Americans struggling because of unemployment and low wages. Yet, SNAP cuts took effect November 1st and more might be on the way.
Over the holiday weekend, I saw heart-wrenching news stories from across the country illustrating the impact of cuts through the personal stories of children and families that are using SNAP to get back on their feet.
Now that the country has once again been reminded of a life taken much too early and so many promises left unfulfilled, it is time to start thinking a...
Food production and distribution are not inherently destructive. Agriculture can also be a major source of carbon sequestration and a builder of biodiversity and ecological resilience. But moving in the direction of a sustainable and equitable food system requires reining in the power of transnational corporate agribusiness.
What I did always notice about my Dad was something of a fixation on food. At the very end all he really wanted was Haagan Daaz Coffee Ice Cream which was somehow appropriate for a kid who never got all the sweets he wanted growing up.
In order to create lasting change, we need to further the conversation and advocate for solutions that address the root causes of hunger and poverty.
While many American families gather around the Thanksgiving table this week, some of us combining this year's traditional dinners with Hanukkah feasts, the nearly 49 million Americans living in food insecure households will be struggling to afford the food they need.
If those who render the government dysfunctional did want to work, they could pass a decent food stamp bill, so charities wouldn't have to go begging in order to feed our fellow citizens.
After the recent cut, people receiving food stamps get an average of less than $1.40 per meal. That certainly doesn't buy a Thanksgiving dinner, but it also doesn't provide enough to put food on the table all month long.
During the holidays, when loved ones come together to celebrate and be thankful for one another, it is important to remember that millions of people across the United States are not as fortunate as many Americans.
"Some kids are here 12 hours a day. This is the only place they eat. If we take care of the kids, they will take care of the school."
Almost 1 in 5 American families struggled to meet one or more of nine basic needs in 2011. These included difficulty meeting essential expenses, not paying rent or mortgage, getting evicted, having utilities or phone service cut off, not seeing a doctor or dentist when needed, or not always having enough food.