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Hunger Doesn't Take a Summer Vacation

Billy Shore | Posted 07.18.2014 | Impact
Billy Shore

Co-authored with Paul Brown, CEO, Arby's Restaurant Group, Atlanta, Ga. "Are you excited for summer?" asked Miss Nelson on the last day of school. Wi...

Why The Numbers 1 and 5 Are Near And Dear To My Heart

Roman Coley Davis | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact
Roman Coley Davis

Even though I sat at their same table, I just couldn't give up on them. Those kids needed someone, and I refused to allow myself to be discouraged. I refused to allow my advocacy to waiver. I refused to stop and lick my wounds. I tried my damnedest to give a voice to those voiceless children. I kept fighting, kept moving, and was never out of the fight -- just as the Army trained me.

Glimpses of Political Sea Change

Billy Shore | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Billy Shore

Think about what we could achieve as a nation by combining the courage of Montana voters with the wisdom behind North Carolina's research and the dogged persistence that led to the record-setting meal increases achieved in Arkansas.

The True Legacy of the War on Poverty

Billy Shore | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Billy Shore

What will children today be inspired to fight for over the next 50 years? Sequestration budget-cutting formulas? Increasing the power of the NSA to monitor our every breath? Negotiating reductions in the SNAP food stamp program?

Building Strong Children in Maryland Through Breakfast

Billy Shore | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Billy Shore

"Some kids are here 12 hours a day. This is the only place they eat. If we take care of the kids, they will take care of the school."

How Kim's Weekend Was Similar To Yours

Posted 11.11.2013 | HuffPost Home

Anything Oprah can do, the Kardashians can (or will try to) do better, including throwing a yard sale for charity. According to the New York Daily ...

'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?

Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey: Big Bad Chef's First Cookbook

Sam Hiersteiner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Sam Hiersteiner

Before I sat down to write about John Currence's new cookbook -- Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey -- I surveyed my brown liquor shelf and found just the right courage: a bottle of Willett Rye with one good pump left in it.

Hungry for Happiness: Arby's Quest to End Childhood Hunger

Laura Dunn | Posted 11.04.2013 | Impact
Laura Dunn

Over 16 million children across America experience hunger every year. This is a shocking statistic, and Arby's Foundation is playing its part to raise awareness and help to end childhood hunger.

You'll Be Shocked By How Many Kids Are Too Hungry To Learn In Class

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

The vast majority of teachers and principals routinely see students that are “too hungry to learn,” according to a report released Tuesday by the ...

SNAP + SNAP Ed = Smart Policy

Billy Shore | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Billy Shore

The powerful effect that SNAP and SNAP-Ed can have on a family is a story best told not by me but by a woman who has been a part of our No Kid Hungry campaign, Lareese.

Giving Kids a Head Start Through Nutrition Education

Billy Shore | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
Billy Shore

We can't have a strong America with weak kids. We can't have a healthy economy with unhealthy kids. We can't have an America prepared to compete in the world without children prepared to learn.

Taking A Place At The Table

Billy Shore | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
Billy Shore

A compelling new documentary which opened March 1 shines fresh light on why hunger in America is a solvable problem. As such it underscores our moral obligation to act now.

Sequestration: Devastating to Kids

Billy Shore | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Billy Shore

On Friday, if sequestration -- the term used for the pending across-the-board cuts to many federal programs -- goes into effect, the impact on low-income children will be devastating.

Let's All Help Make Sure There's No Kid Hungry!

Amy Neumann | Posted 02.19.2013 | Impact
Amy Neumann

December 20 is Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Give-A-Thon! Make 12/20 the day we all remember we can work together to help make sure there's #NoKidHungry by spreading the love (and the hashtag!) to help end childhood hunger.

14 Unexpected Ways to Volunteer for Thanksgiving

Amy Neumann | Posted 01.21.2013 | Impact
Amy Neumann

Whatever you do to give back for Thanksgiving and the holiday season, it will warm the heart of anyone you help, and also your own.

Kids Call Kids to Action: No Child Should Go Hungry

Steven Culbertson | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Steven Culbertson

Hunger and homelessness are among the top issue areas that motivate kids to serve. Kids understand what it means to feel safe and to have food in their bellies. What's more, they find it unacceptable, and they are willing and able to do something about it.

The Campaign Speech You Won't Hear

Billy Shore | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Billy Shore

With just 10 days until the election I'm still waiting for the speech I had hoped to hear -- from any candidate, of either party, in any race. With time running out I'm growing doubtful, so just in case, I've tried to at least imagine it.

Bearing Witness to the Courage and Gratitude of Those Who Once Benefitted From SNAP

Billy Shore | Posted 11.27.2012 | Impact
Billy Shore

It doesn't take tremendous courage for Washington politicians to cut benefits for politically powerless women and children. On the other hand, imagine the courage it must take for successful men and women to share their personal stories that they once needed the food and nutrition assistance.

Why the 47% Debate Could Define Both Candidates

Billy Shore | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Billy Shore

The Obama campaign must be sorely tempted to keep quiet and let the self-inflicted distractions of the Romney campaign accumulate. It could be a good way to get re-elected, but it's not a good way to govern.

Replacing Hunger With Health

Dawn Sweeney | Posted 11.05.2012 | Impact
Dawn Sweeney

Having access to ample nutritious food is critical to a child's healthy development -- especially as it relates to their physical health, cognition, academic performance, and emotional and social well-being.

New Hunger Data Shows a Generation at Risk

Billy Shore | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Billy Shore

Without the food and nutrition they need to learn and grow, vulnerable children face increased health, education and employment challenges. Simply put, we cannot have a stronger America with weaker kids.

Teachers on the Front Lines

Billy Shore | Posted 10.21.2012 | Education
Billy Shore

If you want to know what hunger looks like in America today, listen to what the nation's teachers are telling us.

A Dangerous Combination of Callousness and Ignorance

Billy Shore | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
Billy Shore

Ending poverty and reversing unemployment may be complex, but feeding a child is not. If policymakers start to listen to the voices of Americans, they might move more quickly to ensure that no child is hungry.

Invisible Issues of the 2012 Campaign

Billy Shore | Posted 08.26.2012 | Impact
Billy Shore

Ending poverty may be complex but feeding a child is not. This is not Syria or Sudan, not entitlement reform or credit swaps. This is a problem for which we know the solution and have the necessary resources, but lack only the will.