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Hunger in America

Participate in Hunger Action Month and Help Solve Hunger

Bob Aiken | Posted 08.21.2014 | Impact
Bob Aiken

Nearly 49 million Americans struggle with hunger. These Americans live in every single county and congressional district in the U.S. Hunger is a real issue in America - and a major one at that. Yet, it doesn't have to be. If we work together as a nation, we can solve hunger.

How You Can Use Social Media To Fight Hunger

Colleen Callahan | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Colleen Callahan

This past month, I had the opportunity to meet Andrea at her home in suburban Detroit. Andrea has been married eight years to her husband, Matt, and together they have a bright, energetic 7-year-old son named Connor.

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...

A Sobering Look at "The New Face of Hunger"

Tavis Smiley | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact
Tavis Smiley

"To witness hunger in America today," journalist Tracie McMillan writes in the August issue of National Geographic Magazine, "is to enter a twilight zone where refrigerators are so frequently bare of all but mustard and ketchup that it provokes no remark, inspires no embarrassment."

A Tale of Two Stores Fighting Hunger in America

William Lambers | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

One is a nationwide business, the other a small local farm. No matter the size, both are giants feeding those in need in their community. That's what ...

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...

Gerry Smith

How A Government Computer Glitch Forced Thousands Of Families To Go Hungry

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.27.2014 | Technology

Camilla Lewis and her son, Jamarri, did not receive food stamp payments for three months. (Photo: Gerry Smith/Huffington Post) WAKE FOREST, N.C...

Polar Vortex and Food Stamp Cuts Create Perfect Storm of Hunger

William Lambers | Posted 03.27.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

Last year 47 million hungry Americans lost food stamp benefits, and Congress may be bringing more cuts to the table. Needy families are placed in the awful situation of having to choose between heat or food.

America's Struggling Families Need a Farm Bill

Kevin W. Concannon | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Kevin W. Concannon

Earlier this week I was accompanied by Deputy Under Secretary Janey Thornton and Agricultural Marketing Service Administrator Anne Alonzo as we visite...

A Helping Hand for Those Who Serve

Kevin W. Concannon | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics
Kevin W. Concannon

It is a good thing that we live in a country where a strong safety net exists to support those who find themselves in need. In a country as bountiful and blessed as the United States, no one should go hungry.

Giving the Gift of a Healthier Future This Holiday Season

Kevin W. Concannon | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Kevin W. Concannon

SNAP does more than just provide food. It makes a real and perceptible difference in the lives of young children and their families, and ensures a brighter, healthier future for the entire country.

Ghosts of Hunger Past, Present, and Future

Sanjeev K. Sriram | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
Sanjeev K. Sriram

At a time when the food stamp program is keeping millions out of poverty and easing the struggles of those who are already poor, our Congress is mulling over how best to cut the program. Perhaps three ghosts need to pay our "leaders" a visit and awaken their Scrooge-ish consciences.

Farm Bill Should Fight Hunger

William Lambers | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

We need a Farm Bill that fights hunger in America and preserves the food stamp (SNAP) program. There are millions of Americans struggling because of unemployment and low wages. Yet, SNAP cuts took effect November 1st and more might be on the way.

Reflecting on Hunger this Holiday Season

Kevin W. Concannon | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics
Kevin W. Concannon

Over the holiday weekend, I saw heart-wrenching news stories from across the country illustrating the impact of cuts through the personal stories of children and families that are using SNAP to get back on their feet.

No Turkey, Just Trimmings for Thanksgiving

Martha Burk | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

If those who render the government dysfunctional did want to work, they could pass a decent food stamp bill, so charities wouldn't have to go begging in order to feed our fellow citizens.

Thanksgiving Resolution

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

After the recent cut, people receiving food stamps get an average of less than $1.40 per meal. That certainly doesn't buy a Thanksgiving dinner, but it also doesn't provide enough to put food on the table all month long.

Make Hunger a Thing of the Past

Cynthia Barron | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Cynthia Barron

During the holidays, when loved ones come together to celebrate and be thankful for one another, it is important to remember that millions of people across the United States are not as fortunate as many Americans.

During the Holiday of Plenty, Remembering Those With Less

Kevin W. Concannon | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Kevin W. Concannon

As we gather around the dinner table this holiday season, we are called to reflect on our blessings. Yet there are millions of American families who are still rebuilding in the wake of the worst recession in decades -- and they still need help.

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.

'The Story of Hungry'

Billy Shore | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Billy Shore

We often discuss what hunger means for kids from an adult perspective -- lower test scores, poorer health, a weakened ability to escape the cycle of poverty. But what does hunger mean to a child?

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.

Congress Must Rescue Food Stamp Program

William Lambers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Lambers

Where will hungry Americans go for help? They will look to food banks, but these are already overstretched and cannot make up the difference. The economy is suffering and hunger will escalate in America if Congress dismantles food safety nets.

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...

We Dare You to Care

Clarissa Burt | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Clarissa Burt

Hunger is an epidemic that occurs all around the world. Although it is something we may hear about more often elsewhere, the truth is, millions of Americans suffer from food insecurity right here in our own backyard.

The Party of Mammon

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

While many Republicans like to pose as the "Party of God," what they actually show themselves to be, day after day, is the Party of Mammon.