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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
We all make mistakes, and sometimes those mistakes cost us money. Many of us can afford a mistake or two. We pay the bank, the mechanic or the gas company and we move on. Some people cannot afford to make mistakes.
Many of us think of Thanksgiving as a day spent with family, eating a great meal and watching football. I believe that thinking needs to be changed! Thanksgiving should ignite a sense of gratitude for all that one has and also be a day of action.
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.
Of course, I have the luxury of choosing to take the Food Stamp Challenge or not, but in taking the Food Stamp Challenge, I want to experience first-hand over a longer period what hunger is like for people who have no choice.
Here are some relatively easy ideas and suggestions to consider. It is important to remember there are three stages or phases to most natural disasters. They are Rescue, Relief and Recovery... and all three need your help!