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Food Insecurity

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 04.03.2014 | 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 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.

Scrumptious Urban Food Forests and Gardens

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 03.17.2014 | 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 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?

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.

SNAP Cuts Show How Heartless Republicans Are

Jamison Doran | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jamison Doran

The cuts come as Congress could not get their act together to continue the funding levels to SNAP that were passed in 2009, at the height of the recession in the Recovery Act. As we've seen the recession isn't over and families are still struggling.

A Dream Deferred: The Right to Food in America

Smita Narula | Posted 12.30.2013 | Politics
Smita Narula

In May 1968 thousands of people occupied the National Mall and demanded economic justice in the form of fair wages, decent housing, quality health care and education, and access to adequate food. Nearly fifty years later, this dream remains deferred for far too many Americans.

Harvesting Hope

Stephen Ritz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Stephen Ritz

Across America, marginalized and high need communities are phenomenal incubators for progressive change. As the health of the South Bronx goes, so goes the health of NYC and the nation. Our replicable model can move our nation forward.

10 Things to Know About Food on World Food Day

Lester R. Brown | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Lester R. Brown

We are in a situation both difficult and dangerous. The world today desperately needs leadership on the food security issue to help the world understand both the enormity of the challenge we face and the extraordinary scope of a response, which will require restructuring of the energy economy.

4 Ways to End Food Waste

Modern Farmer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Modern Farmer

A Match.com for Waste? An expired-food supermarket? Ending food waste is going to take generations of work. But here are four solutions that are up and running, today.

WATCH: I Was Chased Out Of A Grocery Store For Using Food Stamps

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.01.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Nearly 49 million Americans, including 15.9 million children, struggle with hunger on a daily basis. In a conversation about food insecurity and pover...

1 In 8 People Around The World Go Hungry

Reuters | Posted 11.30.2013 | World

By Agnieszka Flak MILAN, Oct 1 (Reuters) - One in eight people around the world is chronically undernourished, the United Nations' foo...

And The Winner Is ...

Hult Prize: Team LSE | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Hult Prize: Team LSE

Thankfully, the final leg of our Hult Prize journey concludes tonight. In front of 1,000 of the world's top entrepreneurs, leaders and development experts, we will be unveiling our concept and having them prod and poke our brainchild in public.