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, Oct 29 2013
When Superstorm Sandy struck the east coast on October 29, 2012, the need was massive, the logistics complicated. Fortunately, Feeding America's Disaster Relief Program was already in place and able to mobilize quickly.
Thursday, Oct 17 2013
As many gather in Des Moines for the World Food Prize this week, it's a good time to consider the irony of rural hunger in America - where food is all around but out of reach for many of our neighbors. Many of the people who work the land that feeds the world and provides low-cost, wholesome food for American consumers can't afford a meal for their own families. All the while, we see legislators that are threatening the very programs that help feed our most vulnerable citizens.
Tags: Rural Hunger
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
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, Jun 20 2013
Today, the House failed to pass the Farm Bill by a vote of 195 to 234.
Tags: Advocacy
Thursday, May 30 2013
Despite the safety net provided by Social Security and Medicare, the truth is that nearly 1 in 3 older adults in America today is economically insecure.
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