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.

Tuesday, May 14 2013
Despite our best efforts to convince Congress to balance the budget in a way that doesn't hurt families struggling with hunger, the House Agriculture Committee is poised to vote on a Farm Bill that will cut SNAP, or food stamps, by $21 billion. That's 8 billion meals that will be lost.
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Saturday, May 11 2013
During my last semester at Loyola University Chicago, I was determined to stretch my altruistic muscles and support a good cause before I entered blindly into adulthood. Unfortunately, as a college student, I didn't have the disposable monetary funds available to purchase a cup of coffee, let alone support a charity. I did, however, have the skills that I learned in my communication classes and I wanted to put them to good use.
Tuesday, May 7 2013
Mrs. Anderson* is a 95-year-old Chicago resident. She has resided in the same, sun-drenched high-rise building since 1975. Her sprawling view overlooks Michigan Avenue where the streets are lined with lavish storefronts displaying $1,000 handbags, luxury cosmetics, and fine restaurants.
Wednesday, May 1 2013
Too many older adults in America face challenges that limit their ability to obtain or prepare food, including limited budgets, declining mobility and medical issues. A 2012 study conducted for the Greater Chicago Food Depository by the Social IMPACT Research Center found that more than 183,000 older adults in Cook County are at risk of hunger. The Greater Chicago Food Depository has developed several programs that address the needs of food-insecure older adults.
Monday, Apr 22 2013
We are sad to hear that our friend Glen Crawford passed away this weekend.
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Thursday, Apr 18 2013
Earlier this year, I visited an amazing pantry in Wheaton, Illinois called People's Resource Center, a partner agency to the Northern Illinois Food Bank. I volunteered to staff the bread station and pass out loaves of bread to clients. As a young woman approached me, I asked her just one simple question.
Monday, Apr 15 2013
Here at Feeding America we are constantly seeing lots of small actions adding up to a big impact. Whether it is one person taking a few hours out of their weekend to volunteer, or a classroom holding a food drive, all of these actions make it possible for us to feed 37 million people in need each year.
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