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Summer Break Means Vacation for Some, Hunger for Others

Dr. Michele Borba | Posted 09.02.2013 | Impact
Dr. Michele Borba

While many are making plans with friends, heading to the beach or enrolling in camp, others are facing a very different and very somber reality: a loss of access to food for the coming summer months.

Can Food Stamp Challenges Increase Advocacy For The Poor?

ideas.time.com | Posted 11.29.2012 | Impact

As the outcome of a debate he had with a Twitter follower, Newark Mayor Cory Booker says he will spend December 4 through 11 trying to live on food st...

Impoverished, Hungry Students and the New School Food Calorie Caps

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 12.02.2012 | Education
Bettina Elias Siegel

Millions of American children live in food insecure homes. School meals are often their only dependable source of food, yet for a variety of reasons they may not be getting all the food that's being made available to them. It's a tragic situation.

On NYC Subways, It's Kids' Breakfasts Vs. Rats

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 04.16.2012 | New York
Bettina Elias Siegel

When Joseph Lhota served as Rudolph Giuliani's deputy mayor he was so active in combatting the city's rodent problem that Giuliani christened him the "rat czar." So why is he now opposed to an eating ban on the subway?

New Ways Kids Are Getting Meals When School's Out

AP | By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH | Posted 11.14.2011 | Education

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Food can be scarce around the Mendoza household during the summer. School food service worker Alina Mendoza loses most of her hour...

Going Hungry In An Obese Nation

Peggy Conlon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Peggy Conlon

How is it that 17 million children in the U.S. live on the brink of hunger while, at the same time, 9 million American children are obese? It's certainly a troubling paradox.

As Food Prices Rise, Many Go Hungry

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

"Global food prices continue to rise," begins a recent report by the World Bank. Between October 2010 and January 2011, the Bank's food price index i...

Food Stamps Will Feed Half Of US Kids, Study Says

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO — Nearly half of all U.S. children and 90 percent of black youngsters will be on food stamps at some point during childhood, and fallout...