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.

Monday, Jun 3 2013
1. You're not alone. Nearly 48 million people rely on SNAP to help put food on the table, nearly half of all SNAP beneficiaries are kids. 2. SNAP benefits will decline for all participants on November 1. Even if Congress makes no changes to SNAP funding in the farm bill under consideration this year, benefits will decline for all participants on November 1, 2013. When the ARRA benefit boost expires, benefits will fall on average by $20-25 for a family of three.
Tags: SNAP
Friday, May 31 2013
Once a month, I take a few hours out of my day and volunteer at a local pantry in my neighborhood where fresh produce is the star of the show on the third Monday of every month. Clients line up well before the start of the distribution and the line wraps around the block. I've gotten to know many of the regulars, including mothers with small children. Being a new mother myself has given me a whole different sense of providing for my children. It's also kept me very aware of my present life.
Wednesday, May 22 2013
Enid Borden is the founder and President and CEO of the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger.
Monday, May 20 2013
The final day of training, after we had done all our technical learning, we gathered in a circle on the floor to reflect. We shared our achievements, personal goals, and praises for the group as a whole. It was incredibly moving for me to experience the genuine sense of accomplishment and pride we shared with each other. In my, albeit limited, experience, love of this kind is rare among co-workers. I never felt more fortunate to be a part of Cohort 2 than I did in that moment, and it reminded me that there has undoubtedly been a greater purpose to our work than our ability to send our programs off into a steady and unwavering future...
Thursday, May 16 2013
Ellie Hollander is the President and CEO of Meals On Wheels Association of America.
Thursday, Apr 18 2013
Earlier this year, I visited an amazing pantry in Wheaton, Illinois called People's Resource Center, a partner agency to the Northern Illinois Food Bank. I volunteered to staff the bread station and pass out loaves of bread to clients. As a young woman approached me, I asked her just one simple question.
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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