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US Hunger

These 8 Statistics Put America’s Childhood Hunger Problem Into Perspective

Brittany Nims | Posted 11.23.2016 | Impact

The hunger epidemic ― and specifically childhood hunger ― is a global issue, and the United States is by no means immune. Many may be surprised to...

Teen Who Asked To Carry Groceries In Exchange For Food Gets Good Karma In Return

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 06.26.2016 | Good News

A GoFundMe page inspired by a viral Facebook post raised over $72,000 for a teen in need. Matt White, 30, was in the produce section of a Kroger in Me...

1 In 7 U.S. Households Struggled To Afford Food Last Year: Report

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.10.2015 | Impact

One in seven U.S. households struggled to afford food last year, according to a new report. Yet, many families in need didn’t take advantage of safe...

Number Of U.S. Families Struggling To Afford Food Drops To Pre-Recession Levels: Report

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact

The issue is far from over, but a new report found that hunger in America has at least dropped below pre-recession levels. A recent Gallup survey cond...

Undoing the 'Food Curse': Honoring Food For What It Was Meant To Be

Hannah Laufer-Rottman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Home
Hannah Laufer-Rottman

We are caught in a frustrating and seemingly inescapable loop where hunger and obesity seem to go hand in hand affecting the same population. This is a true curse -- the "food curse!"

Farm Bill Should Fight Hunger

William Lambers | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

We need a Farm Bill that fights hunger in America and preserves the food stamp (SNAP) program. There are millions of Americans struggling because of unemployment and low wages. Yet, SNAP cuts took effect November 1st and more might be on the way.

Closer Than You Think: The Story of Hunger in America

Chuck McBride | Posted 10.27.2013 | Media
Chuck McBride

Many Americans think hunger is an issue that affects "someone else." It does not affect anyone other than the homeless or the extremely poor. The truth is over 50 million people in the United States quietly struggle with hunger. As a child, I was one of those people.

Child Stats That Aren't Being Helped By Children Alley-Ooping Into Pools

Andy McDonald | Posted 10.02.2013 | Comedy
Andy McDonald

Okay, how about we compromise? I'll still throw out some disturbing statistics about the welfare of American children, but I'll punctuate them with some sweet ass alley-ooping pool dunks! Gooooooooo TEAM!

15 percent of Americans Receive Food Stamps

Evelyn J. Kim | Posted 06.08.2013 | Taste
Evelyn J. Kim

While war is an obvious condition for food insecurity, what we have now in the U.S. seems unfathomable. For many children, parents and so many others, hunger is an ever-present reality.

1 In 4 Kids Don't Know Where Their Next Meal Is Coming From | Posted 02.19.2013 | Impact

Fifty million Americans—including one out of every four kids—don't know where their next meal is coming from. That's equivalent to every man, woma...

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.

Report: Ballooning Number Of Americans Have 'Very Low Food Security'

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, Sept 5 (Reuters) - The number of poor Americans who repeatedly ran short of food shot up by 800,000 in 2011 to nearly 17 million compar...

Get Involved: 5 Organizations Fighting Hunger And Poverty In The U.S.

Posted 09.13.2012 | Impact

UPDATED: Sept. 13, 2012 1:35 p.m. America's poverty rate stands at 15 percent, a number that's remained fixed from the year before, according to Ce...

To Prove Bi-Partisanship, End U.S. Hunger

Joel Berg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joel Berg

Both sides are convinced that poverty-related discussion will scare away middle-class voters, ignoring the reality that tens of millions of Americans, formerly solidly middle-class, teeter on the edge of poverty and hunger themselves.

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive: Letter Carriers To Collect Food Across America May 8

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Each year, the National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger campaign rallies Americans for a massive one-day food drive. Letter carriers ...

Phoebe Russell: How A Six-Year-Old Girl Raised $20,000 For A Local Food Bank

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The average American preschool doesn't focus on community service, but for San Francisco girl Phoebe Russell, a community service requirement at her p...

Wealthy Californians Support Needy Michigan Families With Monthly Care Packages

Detroit Free Press | PATRICIA MONTEMURRI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

There's a lot of cross-country goodwill in 14 boxes filled with frozen chicken patties, a 7-pound boneless ham, canned goods, bread, cheese, fresh let...

30 Hour Famine: Teens Fast For World Vision Campaign

HuffPost | Erin Swan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Teenage students in Roswell, Ga., joined half a million teens nation-wide for 30 hours of fasting, collecting donations and performing community servi...