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.

A panel at the Northern Illinois Food Bank
Thursday, Mar 10 2016
Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB) recently hosted the panel discussion “The True Cost of Missing a Meal,” at our Geneva facility to raise awareness of the health consequences many people face due to a lack of access to nutritious food.
A woman carrying groceries from a pantry.
Thursday, Feb 18 2016
A growing body of evidence indicates that food insecurity can increase the risk of adverse health outcomes and increase health care costs for individuals and payers.
A health screening at a food pantry.
Thursday, Feb 11 2016
Making difficult trade offs between basic needs is daily reality for individuals and families visiting the food pantries and meal programs served by the Feeding America network.
slicing vegetables
Tuesday, Nov 10 2015
"When the opportunity to participate in Feeding America’s initial Diabetes Initiative pilot study became available, we jumped at the chance to address diabetes in the pantries through healthier food options."
Bea Hanson, food bank CEO with a diabetes management box.
Thursday, Nov 5 2015
Food banks can be gateways to accessing other needed services such as diabetes screenings, diabetes self-management education and links to health insurance and community based healthcare providers.
apples
Saturday, Aug 8 2015
ICA Food Shelf’s has commitment to running a choice pantry and providing nutritious foods to people in Minnesota.
Produce in Vermont
Wednesday, Aug 5 2015
VT Fresh is a program of the Vermont Foodbank that applies ideas from behavioral economics research to improve the food pantry environment and increase the availability, access and utilization of fresh produce.
People struggling with hunger need nutritious food like produce provided by Feeding America® food banks.
Thursday, Jul 16 2015
The Feeding America network of 200 food banks, in conjunction with 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, would like to see more of those fruits and vegetables go to neighbors in need.
Apple Picking
Tuesday, Jul 7 2015
The Healthy Cities initiative, launched by Morgan Stanley in 2014, is a good fit for our FoodBank’s to reinforce the link between good food and good health.
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Tuesday, Jun 30 2015
These changes to the choice architecture – or environments – are referred to as “nudges” and, though they have proven effective in a variety of other settings.
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