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Children Are Hungry Right Here In America

Posted 03.31.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

We see images of starving children in third-world countries on the news, but Americans seldom identify malnourishment as a problem plaguing the youth ...

The New Face of Food Banks: Fighting Hunger, Promoting Health

Bob Aiken | Posted 03.28.2014 | Impact
Bob Aiken

While food distribution is the core of the work we do at Feeding America, many of our food banks also help people address the factors that contribute to their food insecurity.

Fighting Diabetes With Feeding America: One Woman's Story

Colleen Callahan | Posted 03.27.2014 | Impact
Colleen Callahan

Research strongly suggests a connection between food insecurity and diet-related disease. The connection makes sense: after all, milk often costs more than soda, and candy less than fruit. People facing hunger are not able to afford the healthy food they need.

How One College Will Help 27 Charities in One Afternoon

William Lambers | Posted 03.18.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

On Saturday, April 12 at 3pm, at the Schueler Athletic Field, people are invited to come and walk around the campus track using the free app Charity Miles. When you download this app it keeps track of your workouts.

Fighting Hunger With Healthy Food

Colleen Callahan | Posted 03.12.2014 | Impact
Colleen Callahan

For many, fresh produce is more expensive than processed food and soda is cheaper than milk. If you have $5 to feed a family of four, are you going to spend it on a few apples or three pounds of instant mashed potatoes?

Technology Transforms The Way Food Banks Get Food To People In Need

Colleen Callahan | Posted 04.20.2014 | Impact
Colleen Callahan

Each year, more than 70 million pounds of food go to waste in our country. With this much surplus, no one should have to go hungry. To prevent waste and solve hunger, Feeding America is using new mobile technology to revolutionize how it and member food banks, such as Forgotten Harvest in Detroit, Mich., rescue food and make distribution processes quicker, more efficient, and scalable.

Polar Vortex and Food Stamp Cuts Create Perfect Storm of Hunger

William Lambers | Posted 03.27.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

Last year 47 million hungry Americans lost food stamp benefits, and Congress may be bringing more cuts to the table. Needy families are placed in the awful situation of having to choose between heat or food.

Not Your Mother's Food Drive

Kevin Lutz | Posted 03.09.2014 | Impact
Kevin Lutz

Most likely, you've been asked to participate in a food drive this holiday season. It may have been through your child's school, at your workplace, your place of worship, or a food drive run by your local food bank. What you may not know is what happens after the donation is made.

Jessica Prois

What Christmas Is Like For A Working Poor Family Living On $10,000 A Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Prois | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

Rachel Britton had hoped to buy a ham for her family this Christmas. It didn't even have to be perfectly glazed or have all the fixings. But she wo...

SNAP: A Critical Safety Net for Millions in Need

Colleen Callahan | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Colleen Callahan

Recently, I traveled to San Antonio, Texas to interview Virginia, whose story illustrates the important role SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) plays in the lives of 48 million Americans. This program, formerly known as the food stamps program, is the federal government's first line of defense against food insecurity in the United States.

Homelessness a Matter of Life, Death in Upper Peninsula

Kenneth Estelle | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Kenneth Estelle

"They have to realize that what they're doing is hurting families. We're going to have a need for more food for people to survive a month."

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.

Hunger Games Movie Can Feed the Starving

William Lambers | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

This is a great opportunity for the movie industry to use its powerful influence to help bring relief to the starving children in Syria, Mali, Haiti, Sudan, Afghanistan, and the Central African Republic.

Not All Meals Are Created Equal

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kristin Meekhof

Especially around this time of year there seems to be an overabundance of holiday-related recipes. However, for many people their focus on food is not about celebrating a special meal, but instead their thoughts revolve around finding and paying for their next meal.

Hate to Clean? Be Thankful

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

This Thanksgiving, when you're feeling grateful for your feast, also think about the napkins, the well-scrubbed faces around your table and the prospect of cleaning the oven when it's all over.

Congress Must Rescue Food Stamp Program

William Lambers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Lambers

Where will hungry Americans go for help? They will look to food banks, but these are already overstretched and cannot make up the difference. The economy is suffering and hunger will escalate in America if Congress dismantles food safety nets.

We Dare You to Care

Clarissa Burt | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Clarissa Burt

Hunger is an epidemic that occurs all around the world. Although it is something we may hear about more often elsewhere, the truth is, millions of Americans suffer from food insecurity right here in our own backyard.

SNAP Challenge Begins to Take Its Toll

Bob Aiken | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
Bob Aiken

Not getting enough of the right types of food slows down my thinking and dampens my effectiveness at work -- for kids, not getting enough to eat has even broader consequences as it impacts their development, ability to achieve in school and physical health throughout their life

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.

The Electric Strawberry: Food Bank Partners With NOVI Energy to Produce Electricity From Food Waste

Kenneth Estelle | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Kenneth Estelle

A food bank's job is to save surplus food so it can be enjoyed by hungry families. But what happens to the food we can't save, the food that goes bad before it can be distributed?

Danielle Schlanger

School's Out -- Food's Out, Too?

HuffingtonPost.com | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 07.01.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The nation's capital may be a boom town, but a shocking number of children around the city still struggle to find food, especially in th...

Making a Difference: A World of Giving - Honoring America on Independence Day by Giving Back

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Independence Day is not just a great time to be with family and friends watching fireworks and enjoying the perfect barbeque. It is also a time to reflect on the many gifts we, as Americans, have been given every day, as a community and as a country.

Shame On Los Angeles

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 06.19.2013 | Los Angeles

For as much wealth as the United States has, there are millions who struggle to get enough to eat. Feeding America, a nonprofit that combats hunger...

Making a Difference: The World of Giving on Father's Day

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 08.14.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Each day dads are investing money, time and skills in their own kids and the community as a whole, making them a paradigm of philanthropy. So why not honor your dad for the positive impact he is making in your life and the lives of those around you by giving back?

As Baby Boomers Approach Retirement, New Research Reveals Great Recession Contributed to Dramatic Increase in Senior Hunger

Bob Aiken | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Bob Aiken

As individuals, charities, businesses and government, we all have a role to play in getting more food to people in need. Together, we can solve hunger and ensure our parents and grandparents have enough to eat.