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Summer Hunger

Mom Arrested For Leaving Kids In Park While She Went To Food Bank

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.15.2014 | Impact

A Florida mother of four was arrested on Tuesday for leaving her four children unattended in a park while she picked up groceries at a local food bank...

How Groups Are Getting Food To Hungry Children This Summer

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact

By Daniel Kelley NEWARK, Del., July 2 (Reuters) - Hunger relief workers are getting creative at keeping small bellies full when U.S. s...

The Current System is Broken: Bringing Hunger Relief Home for the Summer

Kevin Hagan | Posted 08.23.2014 | Impact
Kevin Hagan

It's summertime, and with summer break comes the laughter of carefree children in many neighborhoods... But not all of them. When the final school bell rings, millions of kids head home to empty refrigerators.

When School Is Out, Hunger Comes To Visit

Colleen Callahan | Posted 08.10.2014 | Impact
Colleen Callahan

After a brutal winter, summer has finally arrived. While everyone is surely thrilled, America's children are probably the most excited of all. Summer means they can shed the confines of the classroom for days of popsicles, sun and freedom. For most kids, it's the best time of the year. But sadly, not for all.

Souped Up School Buses Feed Hungry Kids On Summer Break

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- Four days a week this summer, lime green school buses loaded with games, books and computers rumbled through low-income neighbor...

Summer Break Makes Inequality In America Even Worse

www.slate.com | Posted 07.25.2013 | Impact

There are few more cherished nostrums in American life than the importance of equal opportunities. Unfortunately, one of them is the importance of sum...

Why I Lived On $1.50 A Day Right Before My Wedding

Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
Eleanor Goldberg

A month before my wedding, what will probably be the most self-indulgent event of my life, I decided to live in extreme poverty. This wasn't a gimmic...

For Some Children, Going Back to School Means Getting to Eat

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

For low-income families who struggle to overcome hunger, back-to-school season brings an end to the strain of putting additional meals on the table when the free and reduced-price school breakfasts and lunches are unavailable.