Though it may test our American sensibilities to admit it, the truth is the group of Christians who founded America's first colony in 1607 in Jamestown did so under communist principles.
By 2050, the world's population will reach 9 billion -- and all will need nutritious diets. Yet despite the intrinsic relationship between the food we grow and the food we eat, the agriculture and nutrition sectors are only just now beginning to overcome decades of mutual isolation.
This Thanksgiving as I look forward to enjoying a meal with friends and family, I remember a very different meal that I shared years ago with a young girl named Nalini.
Eleven year-old Natalia Marsh-Welton had a mission. Not even terminal brain cancer was going to stop her. Natalia was determined to help the hungry and homeless.
When we realize that something as primal as the food that we choose to eat each day makes such an important difference in addressing both global warming and personal health, it empowers us and imbues these choices with meaning.
When a private citizen, church, nonprofit or citizens group offers public distribution of precious resources such as food, financial support or temporary shelter to people experiencing homelessness, those people congregate.
The American government estimates (very conservatively) that there are more than 49,000 homeless veterans on any given night. These are among the people who we are now forbidden to feed? This law must be repealed, and the Jewish people need be at the forefront of this call to action.
Chefs can feel more empowered to think and act thoughtfully as it relates to poverty issues connected to the food system if we are better equipped to see how our practices tie in to the ebb and flow of wealth halfway around the world or sometime in our own backyards.
Although we do not often hear about the role of the U.S. military in feeding the hungry, it's a mission that goes back many years. It makes sense too because where there is war there is hunger.
I sat under the overpass wondering about the destination of the cars that passed below. I was completely without responsibility and also completely wi...
Child hunger in America is often something you don't "see" or suspect is close to you, but I found myself in an affluent area I knew quite well, interviewing hungry kids who live just blocks away from million dollar homes. I realized for the first time, 'If child hunger can exist here, it can exist anywhere.
Ending child poverty in the world's largest economy should be a no-brainer. Children cannot afford the burden of poverty. And our nation cannot afford the costly economic and moral burden of child poverty.
There are 50,000 runners and 2 million spectators in this Sunday's New York City Marathon. If around half of those have a smartphone and use the Char...
I've come to Coos Bay to ride-along on a rural summer meals distribution route with Coos Bay School District. The school district received a $5000 grant from Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon to expand access to summer meals.
If we have breakfast being served after the bell rings, NYC will go from worst to first.
The Food Bank for NY reports that 2.6 million New Yorkers can barely afford to eat. Sha...