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Food Insecurity

Feeding People Better: Narrowing the Food Gap

Daniel J. Schultz | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Daniel J. Schultz

Low-income households have a lot of hardships to overcome. The last thing they need is the additional struggle of higher medical bills, more doctor visits, lower quality of life and less opportunity to obtain a job all due to the food we provide.

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...

Why The Makers of Animal Growth Hormones Shouldn't Control the Hunger Debate

Andy Bellatti | Posted 08.23.2014 | Green
Andy Bellatti

As long as the conversation about world hunger continues to center around -- and be dominated by -- the myth that we are not growing enough food, we can expect the problem to get worse.

Global Climate Change Is Worsening Instability And Making It Harder To Keep The Peace

Lach Litwer | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green
Lach Litwer

What is clear is that global climate change is worsening instability and expanding the frequency of events and number of locales in which we count on our military keep the peace.

A Real Danger: The Rising Cost of Food

Richard Ha | Posted 05.19.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

The rising cost of food is a real and present danger. Last month the price of meat in the U.S. rose at the fastest rate in ten years. The cost of shri...

An Engineering Student Working to Improve His Community

Global Kids | Posted 07.20.2014 | Impact
Global Kids

Global Kids stresses the importance of participation and coming up with action plans, that is, not only just talking about an issue, but actually getting active in the community.

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.

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...

This Incredible Kid Figured Out How To Feed Needy Children In His Community For A Year

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 04.18.2014 | Impact

William Winslow is not your average 8-year-old. While most kids spend their free time playing tag or riding bikes, this second-grader at A.B. Comb...

10 Things You Can't Buy With Food Stamps

Sue Kerr | Posted 06.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Sue Kerr

Instead of discussing the horror of someone buying soda pop or a steak with SNAP (food stamps), it would be great to turn the conversation to the things that can't be purchased and think for a minute how we could find a workaround.

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.

Scrumptious Urban Food Forests and Gardens

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 07.09.2014 | Food
Dr. Reese Halter

From London to Melbourne and Seattle to Philadelphia edible urban forests are providing food and hope -- a brighter tomorrow for children of the Earth...

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?

The Hungry Child

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Hunger and malnutrition have devastating consequences for children. Federal nutrition programs continue to be a critical support to ensure children's daily nutritional needs are met: they put food on children's plates, help build healthy minds and bodies, and help lift families out of poverty.

Michigan Middle School Protects Environment by Fighting Hunger

Kenneth Estelle | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Kenneth Estelle

As part of an ongoing fundraiser with TerraCycle, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank's staff have been collecting yogurt containers and shampoo bottles in the break room. Three months in, we'd managed to fill up a couple of copy paper boxes. Then Whitehall Middle School got a hold of the idea.

It's Hunger: Let's Call It What It Is

John Feather, PhD | Posted 03.19.2014 | Fifty
John Feather, PhD

The statistics on senior hunger and the personal stories behind the numbers are shocking, but that should be a call to action.

Demand for Food Never Higher in West Michigan

Kenneth Estelle | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Kenneth Estelle

This is the classic dilemma of American poverty: Without a job, a client has to turn to food pantries and public assistance; when she finds a job, she loses her public assistance and sometimes winds up with less than she had before.

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.

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."

New Year's Resolutions To Do Right By Children

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

While I'm all for dropping 20, kicking the habit and being more punctual, the most important resolutions we can make on New Year's focus on our children, not ourselves. My jiggly thighs aren't a national catastrophe, but the way we treat the next generation is.

The Mariotti Interview: Howard G. Buffett Finds Hope in a Hungry World

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Last week, I reviewed my friend Howard G. Buffett's new book, 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World. After reading it, I felt much more hopeful that we really can solve the problem of world hunger. I also had questions, which Howie has answered in detail.

Snap Gap: The Fight For Equal Access To Wholesome Food

Michel Nischan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Michel Nischan

Food equality is a lever we can employ to forever change the face of poverty in the U.S. Imagine the opportunity for every American family to put fresh, nutritious food on the table. Watch as families create deep bonds over good food. Watch children flourish, and become productive citizens.

Powerless Is Powerful

Sarah Collins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Sarah Collins

Back in 2008, I wanted to find a cleaner, safer and cost-saving solution that would benefit all families across the world, whether they are cooking over fires, on gas or electric stoves.

Time to Tell the Truth About Food Stamps

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

There is something terribly wrong with choosing to reduce the amount of food available to poor people while defending multiple and costly tax breaks for multi-millionaires. And it is based on a pile of inaccuracies that don't become true just because they are tirelessly repeated.