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Wall Street Got $26.7 Billion In Bonuses Last Year. That's Enough To Feed Every Hungry American

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 04.04.2014 | Impact

That's a lot of money, and it could solve a lot of problems.

Having Trouble Getting Into the Holiday Spirit? So Are The Poor. Suggestion: Give to Food Charities.

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 01.25.2014 | New York
Jesse Kornbluth

Sixty-three percent of the city's food charities are reducing portion size or turning people away. Six blocks from our apartment -- that's one subway stop -- a soup kitchen and food pantry struggles to provide 50,000 free meals a month.

Aaron Sankin

Troubling News About Soup Kitchen Meals

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 06.03.2013 | San Francisco

Soup kitchens are often an essential resource for deeply impoverished individuals across the United States. But a new analysis shows that the free mea...

How a Homeless Guy Inspired Me to Launch My Start-Up

Kofi Frimpong | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact
Kofi Frimpong

What if I partnered with local soup kitchens and homeless shelters to set up a system where restaurant customers could purchase cheap and healthy meals that soup kitchen volunteers could pick up and give to the needy?

Ryan's Riots: Plan Will Starve One in Five Americans and Create Massive Social Unrest

Frederick Kaufman | Posted 12.24.2012 | Home
Frederick Kaufman

Republicans may hail Ryan as an intellectual, but he has not read his history, where the food lesson is clear: Rising food prices in the absence of social support equals social unrest on a massive scale.

Jason Cherkis

No Sign Of Paul Ryan At Soup Kitchens, Shelters In His Own District

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan's awkward visit last week to a Youngstown, Ohio, soup kitchen made national headlines and has been the butt of late-night...

Should Pantries Provide Food For Homeless People's Pets?

Posted 04.04.2012 | Impact

When stomachs start rumbling, homeless people with pets often feed their best friends first. To help the estimated five to 10 percent of homeless p...

Whose Responsibility Is It to Feed America's Hungry?

Vicki Escarra | Posted 11.21.2011 | Impact
Vicki Escarra

Every person and every sector has an obligation to help our fellow citizens and ensure America's prosperity. Hunger is an urgent issue in America, and we must do something about it now. Not tomorrow or next year, but now. People are suffering today.

Food Banks Find New Ways To Fight Rising Costs, Including Charging For Produce

Posted 08.27.2011 | Home

Food banks around the country are implementing new policies to combat rising food costs and food shortages as more people are struggling to get enough...

Second Helpings: Charity Feeds The Hungry With Leftovers

Posted 06.05.2011 | Impact

Besides attracting thousands of visitors daily, rock concerts, hockey games and hotel chains have something else in common -- tons of food left once t...

The Buddhist Way Of Being Present To Suffering

Bernie Glassman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bernie Glassman

If you venture out to remember society's forgotten people, and you do so with a spirit of presence and equanimity, you can experience deep fulfillment and wholeness.

Soup Kitchen Turned Culinary School Helps Homeless Learn To Cook

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A community soup kitchen, run by the nonprofit Dorothy's Place in Salinas, Calif., has been feeding the homeless for over 25 years. The soup kitchen i...

Homeless in Columbia: How To Be Homeless

Paul Bowers | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Paul Bowers

Our three days with the homeless confirmed something a close friend told me before I left: We were stepping into a subculture.

Food Emergencies Up 21 Percent Over Last Year In New York

AP | VALERIE BAUMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — The recession may be easing, but the urgent need to feed New York's hungry is still sharp. The number of people seeking emergenc...

Why Ridicule Risotto?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Michelle Obama made headlines by using those famous arms to sling some mushroom risotto at a soup kitchen. Why do wingnuts see wholesome foods as part of a vast left wing conspiracy?

People Are Hungry: How Can We Fix It?

Lisanne Finston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisanne Finston

What are we to do to address the problem of hunger around the nation? We must move beyond the quick fix emergency system that band aids the problem, to a long term approach that builds food security.

Recovering the Magic of Christmas

John W. Whitehead | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John W. Whitehead

Count your blessings. And when you're done counting them, say a prayer for the less fortunate: the hungry, the homeless, the lonely, the destitute and the sick.

Beyond Thanksgiving -- Feeding the Hungry in New York City

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

In an urban center of extremes where the haves and have-nots are acutely aware of each other, this fall's economic downturn has created a definitive shift.

Brother Can You Spare a... Volunteer Opportunity?

Val Brown | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Val Brown

I'm still looking for an opportunity to feed the homeless on Christmas day but so far, no dice. I fear it may be from the growing ranks of the unemployed looking for something, anything, to do.