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Mom Arrested For Leaving Kids In Park While She Went To Food Bank

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.15.2014 | Impact

A Florida mother of four was arrested on Tuesday for leaving her four children unattended in a park while she picked up groceries at a local food bank...

Influence Peddling and Inequality in London: Nobody Expects a Monty Python Fourth of July

Michael Winship | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

In the face of heavy opposition from the moneyed classes on either shore, both the United States and the United Kingdom are desperately in need of campaign finance reform. No joke.

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.

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?

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.

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.

13-Year-Old Builds Haunted House For Good in Parents' Driveway

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Miles Bess, Jenny Bolario, Chaz Hubbar...

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?

Food Bank CEO On Handouts: 'I Realized We Were Killing [People]'

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 07.07.2013 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento Food Bank once was one of those standard food distribution centers where bags of processed foods, carbohydrate-la...

The Faithful Shopper: Giving Thanks

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 01.16.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

After Hurricane Sandy, the retail industry quickly began assisting those who have had their homes and lives damaged. Some are boutiques that regularly give to charity and made special donations; others are larger corporations donating more than $1 million.

Food Is Everywhere, Yet Millions Go Hungry

Pedro L. Rodriguez | Posted 12.17.2012 | Impact
Pedro L. Rodriguez

North America's obsession with food porn dominates television programming. I can't help but think that our #firstworldproblems would be put into perspective with a tour of Haiti, Sudan or Asia.

10-Year-Old Michigan Girl Gives Up Birthday Presents to Feed Hungry Neighbors

Kenneth Estelle | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Kenneth Estelle

Payton's birthday present to her community is a singular example of what one person can accomplish with selfless vision and a dash of creativity.

Urban Gleaners: Reducing Food Waste to Reduce Hunger (Video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 07.24.2012 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

A simple idea that came out of hearing a story on the radio. For Tracy Oseran, it was something she had to do: help find and distribute food that would otherwise be thrown out.

A Reasonable Celebration

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

On the National Day of Reason religious people of all sorts join non-believers in recognizing that a government of the people should use reason as the basis for creating and enforcing its laws and regulations.

Amanda Terkel

The Reality Behind Rhetoric About Food Stamps

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Rhetoric about jobs is everywhere during this campaign season. To emphasize how much they want to create jobs and how valuable s...

Food Banks Concerned About Rising Peanut Butter Prices

AP | KANTELE FRANKO | Posted 01.28.2012 | Food

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Food banks and pantries around the country say high peanut butter prices have made it harder for them to provide one of their m...

Holiday Meals For All

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 01.21.2012 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

At a time when most Americans are celebrating abundance, one in six of us is not getting enough to eat. Right now, do something to ensure that everyone has enough to eat this holiday season and throughout the year.

Paul Needham

A Food Bank With Flagging Corporate Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Needham | Posted 12.19.2011 | Impact

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- Oya Oliver knows exactly what everything costs, from the price of a box of 100 small Slim Jims -- $14.79 -- to her electric bil...

Donate Your Blood And Batteries After Irene

Posted 10.29.2011 | New York

Hurricane Irene may have weakened significantly by the time it hit our shores and its damage may have relatively minimal, but there are still those in...

Food Banks Find New Ways To Fight Rising Costs, Including Charging For Produce

Posted 08.27.2011 | Food

Food banks around the country are implementing new policies to combat rising food costs and food shortages as more people are struggling to get enough...

With Resources Scarce, Food Banks Are Joplin's Lifeline

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 07.25.2011 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

The damage from disasters lasts long after their stories fade from headlines. This response will require a long-term commitment -- a commitment that's already been made by members of Feeding America.

A Labor Of Love: Valentine's Day Dates That Give Back

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Very few of us are Brad and Angelinas with the ability to donate millions to various causes. But for you and your sweetheart, there are countless smal...

Hunger In America: Martin Luther King Calls Us To Act

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

Many years have passed since the death of Dr. King, and it is sad and sobering to ponder the terrible fact that hunger continues to permeate every community in our nation.

Thanksgiving Thoughts About People Struggling with Hunger

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I ask that you take note of the neighbor down the street, or a former co-worker who got laid off, or a member of your place of worship. You just don't know -- they may be in need of food.