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Hunger in America

Welcome Back Congress, We're Hungry for Your Leadership

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Evidence shows that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is necessary and that it works. It doesn't matter to me whether a child is malnourished in South Sudan or Southeast Washington DC -- it's unacceptable either way.

Attacking the Hunger Epidemic -- And Winning

Floyd Hammer | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Floyd Hammer

We are a nation of vast wealth and resources, but sadly, Congress only seems to posture on the issue of hunger. But much more can, and will, be done by concerned American citizens and nonprofits dedicated to lowering the number of those who go to bed at night hungry.

Facing America's Hidden Crisis

David Freudberg | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
David Freudberg

I've occasionally visited soup kitchens and food pantries while reporting on a problem that never seems to go away: hunger in America. And each time, I notice a certain look in the eyes of some of the patrons who get in line for food. It's the look of shame.

Changing the Future in 1,000 Days

David Beckmann | Posted 08.25.2013 | Impact
David Beckmann

We have never been closer to freeing the world from hunger and malnutrition. To back down now would be to deny the future.

Food Insecurity, Food Security

Christina Weiss Lurie | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Christina Weiss Lurie

Veterinarians, business leaders, public decision-makers, public health officials, and city planners need to take a stand and find new ways for America to move towards food security.

This 1 Chart Should Shame The U.S. Into Solving Its Hunger Crisis

Posted 05.28.2013 | Business

Only in America. The U.S. is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, and yet nearly one-quarter of the nation’s residents recently said th...

WATCH: The Face Of America's Senior Poverty Crisis

Posted 05.24.2013 | Fifty

A new finding discovered that senior poverty affects more seniors than previously believed: one in seven seniors live in poverty as opposed to the Cen...

Why Beyonce's Mom Is Skipping Meals

Posted 04.16.2013 | Black Voices

With Beyonce on her way to complete world domination this year, her mother, Tina Knowles, is focusing her attention on more altruistic endeavors with ...

Six Picks for This Week From The Family Savvy

Sarah Bowman | Posted 05.07.2013 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Excellent live theater, a fair to help you find the right summer camp for your kids, and a promising documentary about hunger in America are among our choices for the week.

Parents Unite Against Hunger

Tracey Stewart | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Tracey Stewart

The film shows that hunger, for children and people as a whole, is a problem that America has solved in the past and can solve again if average Americans demand it. A Place at the Table shows us that it's easier than we think.

From Up on High: A Movie Review of A Place at the Table

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

The ironies abound in this lean 84-minute documentary. Obesity in this country is shown to be often a sign of hunger and poverty, unlike in very poor, developing countries, where hunger and poverty leave people all skin and bones.

WATCH: Tom Colicchio Discusses New Film On U.S. Hunger Problem

Posted 02.26.2013 | Impact

Fifty million people in the U.S. -- one in four American children -- don't know where their next meal will come from. The film, "A Place At The Table,...

The War on Poverty Is a War on Silence: Local Communities Must Raise Their Voices to SNAP the Silence

Valerie Ervin | Posted 04.07.2013 | Impact
Valerie Ervin

While living on a SNAP budget for just a week will not come close to the struggles encountered by low-income working families, it will provide a new perspective and greater understanding for those who take part.

My New Year Wish

Enid Borden | Posted 03.02.2013 | Impact
Enid Borden

This is my New Year resolution: I will feed the hungry. Will it be yours too? May you have a Happy New Year. May you make it happy for someone else.

Let's All Help Make Sure There's No Kid Hungry!

Amy Neumann | Posted 02.19.2013 | Impact
Amy Neumann

December 20 is Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Give-A-Thon! Make 12/20 the day we all remember we can work together to help make sure there's #NoKidHungry by spreading the love (and the hashtag!) to help end childhood hunger.

WATCH: Taye Diggs' Latest Role

Posted 12.12.2012 | Black Voices

'Tis the season to give and actor Taye Diggs is lending his voice to an ongoing cause -- child hunger. The "Private Practice" actor appears in a new o...

Mr. President, Keep Your Child Hunger Pledge

Joel Berg | Posted 02.04.2013 | Home
Joel Berg

The most vulnerable Americans often have little left other than hope, and they again placed that hope in the president. Obama owes them -- and indeed, owes the entire nation -- a renewed national commitment to increasing economic opportunity for the most vulnerable.

Wish You Enough

Enid Borden | Posted 01.28.2013 | Fifty
Enid Borden

Hunger among the elderly is not a new phenomenon. Unlike other diseases that afflict a person or a group of people, hunger seeks no magical potion that has yet to be invented in a laboratory. The solutions to this disease are out there.

Some Starve While We Carve Turkey

Christine C. Quinn | Posted 01.22.2013 | New York
Christine C. Quinn

For most of us, a Thanksgiving feast with friends and family is the order of the day. However, many of our fellow New Yorkers don't know where their next meal -- let alone their Thanksgiving turkey -- is coming from.

A Collective Effort to Eliminate Hunger

Matt Knott | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
Matt Knott

There are more than 50 million Americans who are at risk of hunger in our country. For many people, that number is hard to grasp, hard to put in perspective. Fortunately, hunger is a problem that we can solve.

Frail Elderly At Higher Risk For Hunger: Study

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.06.2012 | Fifty

Imagine an older woman who lives up the street who has trouble getting around physically, says Oregon State University researcher Ellen Smit. "She may...

WATCH: 50 Cent Discusses How We Can Prevent Hunger In America

Posted 09.19.2012 | Impact

Rapper 50 Cent appeared alongside HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill Wednesday to discuss hunger in America, an issue that affects more than 14.9 per...

Speak Out Against Hunger

Samantha Harris | Posted 11.18.2012 | Impact
Samantha Harris

Join me this September by giving a voice to the millions of families struggling with hunger in silence. These families live in our communities; they are our neighbors, co-workers, and friends, yet their struggles go unheard.

A War That Builds Bridges, Not Bombs

Greg Damhorst | Posted 10.14.2012 | Religion
Greg Damhorst

Richard Proudfit is not just feeding the world, but building bridges. And those bridges allow us to feed the world together.

Hunger Is an Economic and Moral Concern

Laura Lester | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics
Laura Lester

The economic costs of people going hungry are well-documented -- hunger costs our nation at least $167.5 billion per year because of lost economic productivity, poor education outcomes and unnecessary health care costs. But hunger is more than an economic issue; it's a moral concern.