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Why I'm Speaking Up to End Hunger in Our Schools

Kristen Bell | Posted 05.03.2015 | Impact
Kristen Bell

The thought of kids failing in school because they lacked such a simple thing - breakfast - makes me crazy. But we can do something about it.

Nearly Half Of Low-Income Kids Don't Eat Breakfast. Here's 1 Way To Fix That

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.16.2015 | Impact

Hunger is on the rise among children in the U.S., and though there are systems in place to make sure low-income kids are fed at school, a concerning n...

'Use of Force' Authorization Needed for War on Poverty

Billy Shore | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
Billy Shore

It is ironic that fighting poverty here at home may require more political capital and courage than fighting terrorism around the world. If the president can ask Congress to set conditions for putting Americans in harm's ways halfway around the world, surely he can ask them to help take our most vulnerable citizens out of harm's way here at home.

The Super Bowl Ad That Fed a Million Kids

Billy Shore | Posted 04.04.2015 | Impact
Billy Shore

Solving social problems like hunger and poverty requires reaching a larger audience than the usual core group of committed activists. What has a larger audience than the Super Bowl?

Something You Don't Know About the Shake Shack IPO

Billy Shore | Posted 04.01.2015 | Impact
Billy Shore

The Shake Shack IPO has received an extraordinary amount of attention today, not to mention analysis of what it means for the food industry, investors, etc. But one little-known aspect of the deal that's been entirely overlooked may have the longest-term implications of all -- not just for food but for philanthropy.

Poverty and Public Schools -- And One Solution Already Proven and Paid For

Billy Shore | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics
Billy Shore

We may not have or be able to afford all of the solutions our public schools need. But we know at least one critical ingredient is solvable. We simply can't allow politics, bureaucracy or indifference to prevent us from getting a hungry child a healthy meal.

In 2015, Every Day Counts

Billy Shore | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics
Billy Shore

Hunger during a recession is tragic. During periods of economic growth, however, hunger is inexcusable. It represents a failure of our institutions and leadership, and a betrayal of the people they serve.

Projecting American Strength Depends on Investing in a Stronger America

Billy Shore | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Billy Shore

Ending childhood hunger won't solve the problems of the world, but the values we embrace can: lifting up the dignity of every human being, investing in the next generation, sharing strength so that everyone has a role and stake in America's future.

Recession Recovery: A Shocking Juxtaposition

Billy Shore | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
Billy Shore

This year's rate of food insecurity remains virtually unchanged from last year, with 14.3 percent of American households unable to consistently provide enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle for all of its members.

Farm to Fork Across America: Chad Willis -- Opportunity Finds Sustainability

Julie Ann Fineman | Posted 10.27.2014 | Home
Julie Ann Fineman

At 23 years of age, Texan Chad Willis amassed a fortune in the oil and gas business. As a self-described opportunist with a nose for success, Chad is now finding and creating another kind of wealth through multiple, eco-friendly businesses.

One Way to Stem Violence in Chicago Is by Fighting Hunger

Jeannie Boutelle | Posted 10.05.2014 | Chicago
Jeannie Boutelle

It is one thing to complain about violence in Chicago and it is another to do something about it. Feeding children who don't have access to good food, providing them with a full stomach gives them a sense of security, and reinforces a connectedness to their community.

Hunger Doesn't Take a Summer Vacation

Billy Shore | Posted 09.17.2014 | Impact
Billy Shore

Co-authored with Paul Brown, CEO, Arby's Restaurant Group, Atlanta, Ga. "Are you excited for summer?" asked Miss Nelson on the last day of school. Wi...

Glimpses of Political Sea Change

Billy Shore | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Billy Shore

Think about what we could achieve as a nation by combining the courage of Montana voters with the wisdom behind North Carolina's research and the dogged persistence that led to the record-setting meal increases achieved in Arkansas.

Building Strong Children in Maryland Through Breakfast

Billy Shore | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Billy Shore

"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."

Hungry for Happiness: Arby's Quest to End Childhood Hunger

Laura Dunn | Posted 11.04.2013 | Impact
Laura Dunn

Over 16 million children across America experience hunger every year. This is a shocking statistic, and Arby's Foundation is playing its part to raise awareness and help to end childhood hunger.

The Biggest Lie Nonprofits Tell Themselves

philanthropy.com | Posted 07.11.2013 | Impact

Whenever I hear nonprofit executives say they cannot build capacity or make investments necessary for long-term sustainability because they “just do...

One Million Meals for Kids

Sandra Lee | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Sandra Lee

If we continue to combine our efforts, we can eventually make childhood hunger yesterday's news. Think of that, next time you bite into a cupcake.

SNAP + SNAP Ed = Smart Policy

Billy Shore | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Billy Shore

The powerful effect that SNAP and SNAP-Ed can have on a family is a story best told not by me but by a woman who has been a part of our No Kid Hungry campaign, Lareese.

Giving Kids a Head Start Through Nutrition Education

Billy Shore | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
Billy Shore

We can't have a strong America with weak kids. We can't have a healthy economy with unhealthy kids. We can't have an America prepared to compete in the world without children prepared to learn.

Pork Desserts: The Very Latest

Anneli Rufus | Posted 02.06.2013 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

One day two weeks ago at Dry Creek Kitchen in Healdsburg, Calif., I ate rich, chewy, bacon-studded chocolate-chip candy bars and aromatic, melt-in-the-mouth chocolate truffles topped with pulverized chicharrones.

Let's Do the Right Thing for Our Children

Mark Shriver | Posted 03.18.2013 | Impact
Mark Shriver

Save the Children has not been involved in the gun control issue in the past -- our work has focused on providing education, health and emergency relief services to children and families living in poverty in the United States and around the world -- but in the aftermath of Newtown, we are taking action.

How I Found My Calling

Ruth Riley | Posted 02.11.2013 | Sports
Ruth Riley

As a child, I was clueless to the level of poverty we were living in. Mom raised us to work as hard as possible at whatever task was before us, be willing to help others in need and be grateful for what we are given... all lessons that made the foundation of who I am today.

Uniting a Post-Election Nation by Ending Child Hunger

Billy Shore | Posted 01.08.2013 | Impact
Billy Shore

We believe everyone has a strength to share when it comes to ending childhood hunger in America, and that to restore this country, it's imperative we help our nation's most vulnerable citizens, our future leaders. This is more than just a moral obligation: It's also our civic duty.

The Campaign Speech You Won't Hear

Billy Shore | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Billy Shore

With just 10 days until the election I'm still waiting for the speech I had hoped to hear -- from any candidate, of either party, in any race. With time running out I'm growing doubtful, so just in case, I've tried to at least imagine it.

Bearing Witness to the Courage and Gratitude of Those Who Once Benefitted From SNAP

Billy Shore | Posted 11.27.2012 | Impact
Billy Shore

It doesn't take tremendous courage for Washington politicians to cut benefits for politically powerless women and children. On the other hand, imagine the courage it must take for successful men and women to share their personal stories that they once needed the food and nutrition assistance.