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.

Feeding America staff volunteers across the Chicagoland area.
Friday, Sep 30 2016
Hunger in the News is a weekly summary of news articles that elevate the conversation of hunger and the issues affecting food insecurity in the U.S.
Taylor Coffin of Land O'Lakes
Thursday, Sep 29 2016
Food symbolizes sustenance, community and life. And fighting hunger is more than filling tummies; it’s about building communities and empowering people.
A teen volunteering at a food distritbution
Tuesday, Sep 27 2016
I observed a food pantry distribution in Portland, Oregon. It took the form of a “Harvest Share”, or free farmer’s market, and was held in a large conference room at a local community center.
Volunteers distribute disaster relief boxes.
Monday, Sep 26 2016
Through all of this, I can’t help but think about the fine line between having enough and going hungry. Of people affected, some were already food insecure, some may have never been and many were probably in the middle – able to provide for their daily needs but not for the financial impact of disaster.
A volunteer at a food bank.
Friday, Sep 23 2016
Feeding America member food banks institute safe food handling practices as required by the USDA, FDA and Good Manufacturing Practices. We always work toward continuous improvement in our food safety programs.
Produce
Friday, Sep 23 2016
Hunger in the News is a weekly summary of news articles that elevate the conversation of hunger and the issues affecting food insecurity in the U.S.
Disaster relief boxes
Tuesday, Sep 20 2016
The damage done to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank (GBRFB) was unprecedented, and it occurred at a time when its community needed it most. Its recovery was made possible, in part, because GBRFB had incredible support from the power of the Feeding America network to help it recover quickly enough to take immediate action.
Elizabeth Benitez with plates she translated.
Monday, Sep 19 2016
"Translating the plates was not easy. It was hard on me emotionally. While reading the many different stories about food insecurity my eyes filled with tears ... Most of the stories are very deep and touched my heart. "
U.S. Capital
Friday, Sep 16 2016
Hunger in the News is a weekly summary of news articles that elevate the conversation of hunger and the issues affecting food insecurity in the U.S.
Flooding in Baton Rouge affected the food bank
Wednesday, Sep 14 2016
"It’s one thing to hear somber statistics and see tragic images from storms like this, but it’s another to see the damage and talk to survivors yourself. And last week, that’s exactly what I went down to Baton Rouge to do in efforts to raise more awareness and support. "
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