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.

Wednesday, Sep 25 2013
After nearly a decade of raising funds for hunger relief, I decided to take the SNAP Challenge to draw a deeper connection to my work and the struggles of those served by Feeding America's nationwide network of food banks. And while my experience is in no way representative of what our clients face, let me just say this: This is tough. With food insecurity as the backdrop, everyday tasks are more trying, decisions more difficult. It is no way to live and yet the reality of life for 49 million Americans.
Tags: SNAP
Tuesday, Sep 24 2013
I finished my seven-day SNAP Challenge this weekend without a dollar to spare. The experience has made me even more committed to doing everything we can to find an end to hunger. My heart was very heavy when I finished.
Tags: SNAP
Wednesday, Sep 18 2013
On Monday of this week I forgot my lunch at home. This wouldn't have been a big deal, except that I'm participating in the SNAP challenge this week, and to remain true to it, I could only eat what I've already purchased — my lunch back home.
Tags: SNAP
Monday, Sep 9 2013
My dedication to youth programming and community food security is stronger than it has ever been, and I am ecstatic that I was able to move the needle towards progress on these issues in my community.
Thursday, Aug 15 2013
The food bank provides free lunch for kids at numerous sites throughout the summer — a time when some parents struggle to feed their kids without the help of school meals
Thursday, Aug 1 2013
Summer Meals for Kids seeks to help Clara, Danielle, and others who are struggling to put food on the table, by providing five meals per child to take home for the week.
Tuesday, Jul 16 2013
Because federal benefits offer the steadiest, most reliable source of food support, here at Feeding America we work to accelerate low-income families' access to these benefits. Through the new Online SNAP Referral Pilot Program, we have the potential to give thousands of SNAP eligible Americans the means to become food-secure for the long-term.
Tags: SNAP
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