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Childhood Hunger

1 In 4 Kids Don't Know Where Their Next Meal Is Coming From

www.takepart.com | 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...

Let's All Help Make Sure There's No Kid Hungry!

Amy Neumann | Posted 02.19.2013 | Impact
Amy Neumann

December 20 is Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Give-A-Thon! Make 12/20 the day we all remember we can work together to help make sure there's #NoKidHungry by spreading the love (and the hashtag!) to help end childhood hunger.

Giving Back: A Valuable Holiday Lesson for Kids

Lucille O'Neal | Posted 02.05.2013 | Parents
Lucille O'Neal

As you're making your schedule and checking the presents off your list this year, I hope you'll take time to give your children a most important gift -- the gift of giving.

Impoverished, Hungry Students and the New School Food Calorie Caps

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 12.02.2012 | Education
Bettina Elias Siegel

Millions of American children live in food insecure homes. School meals are often their only dependable source of food, yet for a variety of reasons they may not be getting all the food that's being made available to them. It's a tragic situation.

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.

Child Care Missing From Party Platforms

David Gray | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
David Gray

In the 1988 campaign, both George H.W. Bush and Michael Dukakis emphasized child care. As the Romney and Obama campaigns now sprint towards November 6, the opportunity remains for them to discuss the child care needs of American families.

Teachers on the Front Lines

Billy Shore | Posted 10.21.2012 | Education
Billy Shore

If you want to know what hunger looks like in America today, listen to what the nation's teachers are telling us.

UPDATE: Philly Woman Who Feeds Poor Kids Gets Huge Zoning Fine

Posted 08.21.2012 | Impact

UPDATE Aug. 21, 2012: Donations of food, money and legal services have been pouring in to help Angela Prattis maintain her free-lunch program, NBC rep...

Rep. Ryan's Hunger Games

Billy Shore | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Billy Shore

It is fitting that House Budget Committee Chairman Ryan's budget and The Hunger Games were both released in the same week. Both envision a society in which children must truly fight for their very survival.

The Food Network Broke My Heart

Martha Burk | Posted 01.27.2012 | Home
Martha Burk

The Food Network's popular reality series Chopped departed from its standard lineup of contestants this past week to feature an unusual group of chefs: lunch ladies.

Too Many American Students Are Experiencing Hunger

Jesse Williams | Posted 12.11.2011 | Impact
Jesse Williams

During this prolonged economic downturn we need to raise awareness about the pervasiveness of child hunger in the USA now. We need to step up to help our struggling neighbors, family, and friends.

Yoko Ono Launching Campaign To Fight Childhood Hunger, Poverty

AP | Posted 12.10.2011 | Impact

NEW YORK -- Yoko Ono is launching a global campaign to raise money and awareness to help fight childhood hunger and poverty. The 78-year-old widow of...

Hunger Doesn't Take A Vacation

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 09.27.2011 | Religion
Rev. Larry Hollon

One in five children in my state of Tennessee is at risk of hunger. But this is not just a Tennessee crisis. Nationally, one in four children are at risk of going to bed hungry.

The National Conversation About New Priorities: Including Those Most Vulnerable

Billy Shore | Posted 08.26.2011 | Politics
Billy Shore

Notwithstanding the likelihood of many competing interests, there is one issue that politicians of all stripes should be able to agree upon because its redress is inextricably linked to solving so many other issues of import -- and that is the issue of childhood hunger.

A Holistic Approach To Ending Childhood Hunger

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 08.24.2011 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

Among other things, the data and service records from this holistic model may be used to help us shape and inform critical public policy and funding debate around hunger and poverty issues.

How Two Chefs Are Changing The Industrial Food System

Chris Elam | Posted 06.13.2011 | Home
Chris Elam

If the ultimate goal is to make healthy food available to the greatest number of people, then where will the systemic changes that we need come from?

Buy a Bottle of Wine, Help End Childhood Hunger

George Miliotes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
George Miliotes

I am grateful to have the opportunity to draw on and share my knowledge and appreciation of wine while contributing to a good cause -- ending childhood hunger in America.

Chicago Schools Serve Up Breakfast, But Not Everyone's Happy

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

The food mega-giant Chartwells Thompson just won a ginormous contract from the federal government contract to provide a free breakfast to every single Chicago Public School student.

HuffPost's Greatest Person Of The Day: Billy Shore, Fighting To End Childhood Hunger

The Huffington Post | Dominique Fenton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Today we're talking to Billy Shore, who started Share Our Strength in 1984 to combat hunger in America. The organization has since raised $300 million...

Jeff Bridges Promotes 'No Kid Hungry' Campaign (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges appeared Thursday on CBS's Washington Unplugged to talk about childhood hunger in the United States, which he descri...

Dinner For The District's Kids

Here's Life Inner City | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Here's Life Inner City

For many DC children, the meals they receive at school are the only food they get on any given day.

Faced With High Student Hunger, DC Schools Start Serving Dinner

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

In one of the poorest regions in the country, Washington DC public schools are struggling to cope with high spikes in poverty in recent years. Accord...

Help Our Children Play

Irene Rosenfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Irene Rosenfeld

Research indicates that children who live near a park are less likely to be overweight than kids without a park nearby. Ensuring our kids have safe places to play can be a simple part of a solution to our crisis of obesity.

Yes, Rush Limbaugh, Children Go Hungry in America

Mark Muller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Muller

Several years ago, after our country became sharply divided over the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Patriot Act and just about every other policy d...

A Seder Lesson: Let All Who Are Hungry Come And Eat

Rabbi Steve Gutow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Steve Gutow

As American Jews ate what for many was a plentiful meal, we listened to the traditional four questions and pondered a new one: why, in a country as wealthy and as bountiful as the United States, are there still children who are hungry?