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Feeding America

Vicki Escarra – Opening Windows of Opportunity

Renata M. Black | Posted 08.28.2014 | Impact
Renata M. Black

Knowing what it feels like to be really poor and not fit in drives me to try and help other people. I'm not arrogant enough to think that I know everything women in the developing world are dealing with, but some of the psychological things we go through are exactly the same.

Participate in Hunger Action Month and Help Solve Hunger

Bob Aiken | Posted 08.21.2014 | Impact
Bob Aiken

Nearly 49 million Americans struggle with hunger. These Americans live in every single county and congressional district in the U.S. Hunger is a real issue in America - and a major one at that. Yet, it doesn't have to be. If we work together as a nation, we can solve hunger.

25 Percent Of Military Households Rely On Food Banks

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact

An exhaustive hunger report recently concluded that 25 percent of military members rely on food banks. After compiling four years of data, Feeding ...

How You Can Use Social Media To Fight Hunger

Colleen Callahan | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Colleen Callahan

This past month, I had the opportunity to meet Andrea at her home in suburban Detroit. Andrea has been married eight years to her husband, Matt, and together they have a bright, energetic 7-year-old son named Connor.

Hunter Stuart

The Percentage Of Americans Who Can't Afford Food Hasn't Budged Since The Recession Peaked

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business

On a recent night last week, dinner for Jill Taormina and her family was Totino’s Pizza Rolls with a side of canned pears. There was no other food o...

When School Is Out, Hunger Comes To Visit

Colleen Callahan | Posted 08.10.2014 | Impact
Colleen Callahan

After a brutal winter, summer has finally arrived. While everyone is surely thrilled, America's children are probably the most excited of all. Summer means they can shed the confines of the classroom for days of popsicles, sun and freedom. For most kids, it's the best time of the year. But sadly, not for all.

Reminder: Millions Of Kids Dread Summer For Devastating Reason

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact

Kid President is baaack. And while he’s as cute as ever, the mini leader has delivered his most sober message yet. In anticipation of summer, eve...

1 in 6 Americans Face Hunger, And It's Happening In Your Hometown

Colleen Callahan | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Colleen Callahan

When I speak with first-time visitors, a common theme seems to arise: our clients are often surprised by the people they run into who are also in need of help.

Fighting Hunger on Michigan's Northern Frontier

Kenneth Estelle | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Kenneth Estelle

Food banks like ours are equipped to save surplus food before it ends up in the landfill, but since the recession, our network has been stretched to capacity by the growing need.

Hunter Stuart

49 Million Americans Go Hungry, Despite So-Called Recovery

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business

Dan Ryan and his wife make a combined $2,700 a month, but that's still not enough to feed them and their three children. After the rent -- $1,200...

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 05.28.2014 | 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 05.27.2014 | 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 05.18.2014 | 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 05.10.2014 | 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.