Insights on solutions and contributors to hunger, and the lives of Americans in need from Feeding America and network food bank staff and guest contributors.

Food at a diabetes management pantry
Thursday, Nov 12 2015
While charitable solutions alone won’t be enough to improve the health of the nearly one in six Americans who are food insecure, policymakers should engage food banks in public health interventions, leveraging their ability to reach vulnerable populations with diet-sensitive diseases.
slicing vegetables
Tuesday, Nov 10 2015
"When the opportunity to participate in Feeding America’s initial Diabetes Initiative pilot study became available, we jumped at the chance to address diabetes in the pantries through healthier food options."
Bea Hanson, food bank CEO with a diabetes management box.
Thursday, Nov 5 2015
Food banks can be gateways to accessing other needed services such as diabetes screenings, diabetes self-management education and links to health insurance and community based healthcare providers.
Dr. Hilary Seligman, Lead Scientist for Feeding America
Tuesday, Nov 3 2015
Although diabetes support has traditionally occurred only in the doctor’s office, the Feeding America network of food banks recognizes that they can play an important role in helping clients to manage their diabetes.
Thank you for your support to help over 46 million Americans.
Monday, Jan 12 2015
We accomplished so much together by not only getting food to people across the country but by taking a lead in making changes to help solve hunger in America.
Saturday, Nov 1 2014
The Huffington Post takes a deep dive into the data of the latest Hunger in America study, released in August 2014.
Wednesday, Nov 13 2013
In a year of nearly unprecedented need for hunger relief, countless corporations, foundations and individuals gave generously of their time, funds, and food and grocery products to help provide emergency food assistance to more than 37 million people in America. Our 2013 annual report is filled with successes made possible by your support. You volunteered to fight hunger in your community, you used social media to raise awareness and you donated to help put healthy meals on the table of your neighbors in need. Thank you!
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Wednesday, May 29 2013
May is National Strawberry Month and many Feeding America food banks have received their first round of strawberry donations over the last several weeks. Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County benefits annually from the plentiful strawberry harvests that take place near (and even next door) to their Food Bank. Last year alone, they provided 385,630 pounds of donated strawberries to their Santa Cruz County neighbors in need.
Wednesday, Apr 3 2013
It's an extraordinary and daunting undertaking: tens of thousands of agency interviews done online for the first time and tens of thousands of client interviews to be completed in approximately 20 weeks across the U.S. This is a formidable research project under any scenario, but especially in our case, since it is executed with volunteer researchers and coordinated by food bank staff that must also focus on continuing to provide services to meet a persistently high level of need.
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Tuesday, Mar 26 2013
We asked Dr. Hilary Seligman, MD, MAS, to give us insight into how nutrition affects your body and particularly the health of people struggling with hunger. Dr. Seligman is Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of California San Francisco whose research focuses on the issue of food insecurity and its relationship to obesity. This post is part of a series for National Nutrition Month which is the whole month of March.
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