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Hunger Blog

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.

Chief Executive Officer Diana Aviv
Tuesday, Nov 24 2015
CEO Diana Aviv shares some thoughts and traditions of her own this holiday season.
Chris Soules
Tuesday, Nov 17 2015
Q&A with Chris Soules: "To ensure we are prepared to provide enough food for everyone, building awareness of hunger, making advances in agricultural technology, and support from organizations like Feeding America and programs like Invest An Acre will all be crucial in meeting the need, particularly in rural areas. "
Food at a diabetes management pantry
Thursday, Nov 12 2015
While charitable solutions alone won’t be enough to improve the health of the nearly one in six Americans who are food insecure, policymakers should engage food banks in public health interventions, leveraging their ability to reach vulnerable populations with diet-sensitive diseases.
A member of the military volunteers distributing food.
Wednesday, Nov 11 2015
At Food Lion, we are passionate about giving back to current and former members of the armed forces who have given our country so much.
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.
Dr. Hilary Seligman, Lead Scientist for Feeding America
Tuesday, Nov 3 2015
Although diabetes support has traditionally occurred only in the doctor’s office, the Feeding America network of food banks recognizes that they can play an important role in helping clients to manage their diabetes.
Picking up food
Thursday, Oct 29 2015
Feeding America food bank members have vetted, trained and mentored select food pantries or meal programs to be “enabled” to pick up food on behalf of the food bank.
Loading food in a truck.
Tuesday, Oct 27 2015
Food waste is a HOT topic, and it’s helping elevate the critical conversation of aligning food recovery and fighting food insecurity.
Bank of America volunteers at a food distribution.
Monday, Oct 26 2015
Bank of America partners & volunteers with the Feeding America network of food banks to support families who don’t know where their next meal is coming from.
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