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Hungry Children

Let's Give Child Hunger a Summer Vacation

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Many children eagerly look forward to the end of the school year and the carefree days of summer, playing outside in the warm sun, splashing and swimming in pools and at beaches, and gathering with family and friends for backyard barbeques. But for more than 17 million children the end of school can be the end of certainty about where and when their next meal will come.

Food Programs for Schoolchildren Are Vital in Oregon

Robyn Johnson | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact
Robyn Johnson

"Things are hard here for families," she says. She explained how most jobs are service job and are part-time and minimum wage. Fishing and timber jobs are very scarce, which is part of what makes this program so critical here.

How Groups Are Getting Food To Hungry Children This Summer

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact

By Daniel Kelley NEWARK, Del., July 2 (Reuters) - Hunger relief workers are getting creative at keeping small bellies full when U.S. s...

Kids lose their future to poverty

Marc Joseph | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Marc Joseph

Now that one school year is over and we are preparing for the next, June is a month of reflection for educators and parents on how to do better next school year.

Kids Call Kids to Action: No Child Should Go Hungry

Steven Culbertson | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Steven Culbertson

Hunger and homelessness are among the top issue areas that motivate kids to serve. Kids understand what it means to feel safe and to have food in their bellies. What's more, they find it unacceptable, and they are willing and able to do something about it.

Giving Back: How You And The Comedy Community Can Help Struggling Families

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Today, as HuffPost and AOL unite to launch the Huffington Post Media Group, we're celebrating by making a statement about the importance of giving bac...

World Food Day 2010: Dramatic Results in Niger

Tom Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tom Arnold

Today, on World Food Day -- I want to call your attention to the needs of many millions of children around the world. In countries suffering from absolute poverty, chronic hunger is a deadly threat to children.

More Than Half Of Teachers Report Buying Hungry Students Food With Their Own Money

Posted 08.15.2013 | Impact

We often hear about U.S. teachers being paid poorly for all the work they do to educate children. But did you know that 63 percent of teachers report ...

Sharing the Privilege of Abundance

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

The food, fuel, and financial crises have pushed the numbers of those enduring chronic hunger past one billion people for the first time in history. So as we enter the season of colossal Wall Street bonuses and a frenzy of holiday spending, it's time for us to share the privilege of plenty. It's time to declare, once and for all, that not a single child should die from hunger. This is an achievable goal. With $3.2 billion a year -- or $1.5 billion less than Americans spend on Halloween annually, and a fraction of America's $300 billion a year in private giving -- we can feed the 66 million children worldwide who go to school hungry. This alone won't end hunger, but it would be a huge step forward.

17 Percent Of US Children Under 5 May Face Hunger

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — An estimated 3.5 million children younger than 5 are at risk of hunger in the United States, according to government numbers provid...