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.

Friday, Jun 7 2013
Karen Bohnert is a dairy farm mom of Bohnert Jerseys in Illinois. Their farm is part of Feeding America partner Midwest Dairy Association.
Monday, Jun 3 2013
1. You're not alone. Nearly 48 million people rely on SNAP to help put food on the table, nearly half of all SNAP beneficiaries are kids. 2. SNAP benefits will decline for all participants on November 1. Even if Congress makes no changes to SNAP funding in the farm bill under consideration this year, benefits will decline for all participants on November 1, 2013. When the ARRA benefit boost expires, benefits will fall on average by $20-25 for a family of three.
Tags: SNAP
Friday, May 31 2013
Once a month, I take a few hours out of my day and volunteer at a local pantry in my neighborhood where fresh produce is the star of the show on the third Monday of every month. Clients line up well before the start of the distribution and the line wraps around the block. I've gotten to know many of the regulars, including mothers with small children. Being a new mother myself has given me a whole different sense of providing for my children. It's also kept me very aware of my present life.
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.
Tuesday, May 28 2013
Romelda has never made a lot of money, but she's always managed to get by. The food pantry at Mayfair Church of Christ helps ensure that no matter what health problems hinder her future, Romelda will never have to worry about having enough to eat. After a lifetime of hard work, this assurance is finally something Romelda can rest in.
Friday, May 24 2013
I was very apprehensive going into client data collection. I did not feel comfortable approaching people and asking them to take a 20-30 minute survey without knowing their situation or their day's schedule.
Wednesday, May 22 2013
Enid Borden is the founder and President and CEO of the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger.
Monday, May 20 2013
The final day of training, after we had done all our technical learning, we gathered in a circle on the floor to reflect. We shared our achievements, personal goals, and praises for the group as a whole. It was incredibly moving for me to experience the genuine sense of accomplishment and pride we shared with each other. In my, albeit limited, experience, love of this kind is rare among co-workers. I never felt more fortunate to be a part of Cohort 2 than I did in that moment, and it reminded me that there has undoubtedly been a greater purpose to our work than our ability to send our programs off into a steady and unwavering future...
Sunday, May 19 2013
You can help reverse course and restore cuts to SNAP as the farm bill moves forward. Together, we can make solving hunger a priority for our nation's leaders. Call the Feeding America hotline at 886-527-1087 to be connected with your House Representative. Tell your representative that they must vote no when the farm bill goes to the House floor.
Tags: Take Action
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