About 21 percent of the 2.7 million grandparents raising grandchildren are living below the poverty line. While 58 percent of them are still in the workforce in full or part time jobs, 39 percent are over 60, and 25 percent have a disability elevating the challenge of providing for the growing needs of the grandchildren in their care.
Supporting the work of Bread for the World is one of the most effective ways we can help stabilize our world. If you're one of the many who have responded so generously, thank you. Consider sharing this challenge with your friends so we can further leverage our concern.
This holiday season, our elected officials have a chance to expand access to, and availability of, afterschool and summer meals for kids and families. Congress could vote before the end of the year on whether to reauthorize the federal child nutrition programs.
Hunger and food insecurity in the United States cost us all a great deal more than we may realize. Maybe you think I'm talking about school lunches and other food-assistance programs, but those aren't the real costs.
They walk among us -- those agents of change. Sometimes, we just need to be reminded of who they are. Take note of five noteworthy souls striving to make the world a better place.
How will it all fit? Do I have enough? How much do I need? The table has to collapse under the weight right? Veggies, fruit, dip, turkey, stuffing, ma...
While all kept campaign promises are alike, each broken promise is broken in its own way. Campaign vows that are kept are often politically or administratively easy to fulfill. But failed promises fail for a host of reasons.
What happens when we realize the title, "The Hunger Games," really isn't what it is? As you read this article, I hope you reflect on the movie and also understand that the reality is that hunger is NOT a game.
To feed a growing world, according to a popular argument, we don't need more food -- we just need to do a better job with the food we have. It makes the problem of providing global security sound easier to solve. It also appeals to everyone's sense of virtue. But is it true?
To add meaning to the holiday season, every Christmas I help raise funds for Bread for the World, which gives hungry people a voice in our halls of go...
As November is National Caregiver Month, I wanted to shine a light on a topic that caregivers and their loved ones are facing at increasing rates, but that very few people are talking about in public -- senior malnutrition.
We need a few more Squanto's, learning other's languages, planting seeds, being patient, feeding people. Even if you feel like the last survivor of your people, those type of meals may well save you.
Relationships thrive when compliments flow. So why not extend the concept of Thanksgiving beyond when we've eaten our fill and cleared the plates? How about giving thanks to your partner, saying specifically what you appreciate about him or her--every single day?
One out of four children in North Florida is affected by poverty and lives in a food insecure home. Despite programs that offer free and low-cost meals, afterschool snacks and food stamps to target hunger, there is still a significant number of families that are struggling to put food on the table.
I'll never forget the moment a few years ago when I left a store and a homeless man was sitting outside of the door.
If you're living on the edge of famine, you may not be able to afford a squash pot, or even seeds. But when you're an American elitist, eager to reject the idea that a vitamin-fortified crop could rescue children from the tragic effects of malnutrition, you go to the edge of reason and fall off.