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.

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
Thursday, May 16 2013
Ellie Hollander is the President and CEO of Meals On Wheels Association of America.
Wednesday, May 15 2013
More than 150 partners, volunteers and staff of the Greater Chicago Food Depository traveled to Springfield on May 1, 2013, to discuss hunger in our community with our elected officials. I had the great opportunity to be a part of the group and lend my voice to end hunger in Illinois. Here's a look at my day...
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.
Tags: Take Action
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.
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.
Thursday, Apr 4 2013
Reading through the Feeding America 2012 annual report, I took a moment to be proud of all that we accomplished last year. I hope you'll take this opportunity to do the same. Your commitment enabled the initiatives detailed in this report — you volunteered to fight hunger in your community, you used social media to raise awareness, and you donated to distribute 3.39 billion pounds of food to people in need.
Tags: About Us
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.
Tags: Our Research
Thursday, Feb 28 2013
Three years ago today, I became an Aunt for the first time. Being an Aunt to my nephew is an awesome thing. I get to give fun presents; I get to have Skype dates with him, even though he is much more interested in seeing my dog than me, and every time I see him I'm shocked by how much he's learned since last time.
Tags: Child Hunger
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