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.

Sam Duke
Wednesday, Jul 6 2016
I served as the nutrition manager for the Escondido Union School District in the North County region of San Diego for 11 years. In this role, I saw how many kids were struggling with hunger.
A young boy with military parents
Friday, Jul 1 2016
It might come as a surprise that members of the military often need extra help to feed their families. 68 food pantries and meal programs in San Diego report serving active-duty military or veterans.
A food pantry in Myrtle Beach serves people in need.
Tuesday, Jun 14 2016
What do you think of when you picture the beach? Hunger? It’s jarring, isn’t it? Those two images just don’t match up. We don’t want to associate vacation spots with uncomfortable issues like hunger and poverty.
Volunteers at a mobile food pantry.
Thursday, Jun 9 2016
On a sunny Thursday in May, the twin Michigan cities of St. Joseph and Benton Harbor are hosting two very different events. A golf event at the new course in Benton Harbor, and a mobile pantry in St. Joseph.
A child drinking milk
Tuesday, Jun 7 2016
There are public programs in place to help feed children during the summer, but according to USDA, these programs are only reaching 3 million of the 22 million children who receive free or reduced-price lunch during the school year.
Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma's food truck.
Wednesday, Jun 1 2016
The Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma operates two food trucks throughout the year. In the summer months, trucks are sent to low-income communities that have a large population of young children.
Food repacked from the repack machine.
Tuesday, May 10 2016
Owning and operating a repack machine in a dedicated space is rare, and affords the food bank operations staff an opportunity to rethink their business model from solely a distribution organization to a processing and distributing facility.
Donna
Wednesday, May 4 2016
As Baby Boomers age, they now represent another large wave of people in need due to the lingering effects of the economic downturn a few years ago.
Megan volunteers at Care for Real, a food pantry in Chicago.
Monday, Apr 11 2016
As a new employee at Feeding America, I am grateful for the opportunity to volunteer. It was great to ground myself in our mission and who we truly are working for at the end of the day.
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Tuesday, Apr 5 2016
160 Feeding America network members ventured to the sunshine state for the very first Fresh Produce Summit—Feeding America’s two-day event dedicated to our efforts to secure and distribute more fruits and vegetables to people in need.
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