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Food Insecurity

An Alarming Number Of Food Pantries Are Slashing Portions To Meet Rising Demand

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.19.2014 | Impact

Hunger is on the rise in the U.S. and relief organizations don’t have the resources to meet the growing demand, a recent report concluded. Accor...

Welcome to the Anthropocene: Anthropology and the Political Moment

Paul Stoller | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics
Paul Stoller

The Anthropocene presents to anthropologists and other social scientists a profoundly humanitarian obligation. As the Songhay people of Niger like the say: even though the path toward truth is long, it is one that is always worth taking.

Food Assistance Needs Remain High

Brynne Keith-Jennings | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
Brynne Keith-Jennings

As many Americans prepare to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner, millions in this country still have trouble affording enough to eat. Moreover, poverty and food insecurity, or the share of households with difficulty affording adequate food, remain well above pre-recession levels -- signs of the critical importance of SNAP and other food assistance.

Their 'Hunger Games' Are Our 'Food Chains'

Christie Marchese | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact
Christie Marchese

Why do I go into so much detail over District 11, a district that most of you probably don't remember from the movies? Because our District 11 was Florida.

As El Salvador Proves, Championing the Cause of the Hungry Can Exact an Ultimate Price

Chris Herlinger | Posted 11.19.2014 | Religion
Chris Herlinger

This week the world commemorates the killings, 25 years ago, of six Jesuit priests (five of them from Spain), the clerics' housekeeper and her teen-age daughter. All were killed on the grounds of Central American University, a Jesuit institution in the capital of San Salvador. In El Salvador, the memory of those events has never died.

Feeding Hungry Kids in America

Anita Casalina | Posted 11.14.2014 | Impact
Anita Casalina

Have you been to a local apple orchard, or a harvest fair? Fall is the time of bounty and a special gala celebration of colors as Mother Nature presents her grand finale before hunkering down for a quiet winter.

How Nonprofits Can Collaborate Effectively With the Public and Private Sectors to Help the City's Working Poor

Jilly Stephens | Posted 11.10.2014 | New York
Jilly Stephens

This collaboration has provided some valuable lessons about optimizing resources and delivering stronger neighborhood outcomes, which I believe can be applied throughout the nonprofit community.

We Could End Hunger If We Recovered Half Of The 1.3 Billion Tons Of Food Wasted Each Year

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.31.2014 | Impact

Advocates claim a new, innovative website could help salvage some of the alarming amount of global food waste. The Global Community of Practice on ...

Prevent Kids From 'Sliding' Over the Summer

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Just the other day my neighbor casually mentioned an upcoming camp registration deadline for her kids. For next summer! I was completely caught off gu...

My Office Is in the Middle of a Desert

Tracy Hoover | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

Today is World Food Day, a United Nations-sponsored day of awareness and action focused on making sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.

S4S Celebrates a Wonderful Team -- A Tribute to Grace Bennett

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

In only one year, Schools for Sustainability (S4S) has cultivated a beautifully dynamic team. We honor diversity as we attract support from members ...

Innovation Earth: Can the Massachusetts Food Waste Ban End Hunger?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 12.01.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

When I first started writing this column, I envisioned covering breakthroughs that could enable us to live sustainably on a world inhabited by 7 billi...

For Army Couple Reentering Civilian Life, Food Insecurity Just One of Many Challenges

Kenneth Estelle | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Kenneth Estelle

On the morning of Sept. 3, Jon and Elizabeth Alba waited two hours at the VA Medical Clinic in Iron Mountain, Mich., not for medical care but for a few days' supply of groceries.

Rethink America's Yemen Policy, Set New Standard for Syria, Iraq

Michael Shank | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank

Addressing root causes of inequality, inequity and injustice and promoting the well-being of Yemeni citizens will ensure that the country thrives in the long-term.

Feeding People Better: Narrowing the Food Gap

Daniel J. Schultz | Posted 11.16.2014 | 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.