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.

A child at a summer feeding program.
Wednesday, Jul 20 2016
While more than 60 percent of children in Florida qualify for free or reduced lunch, only about 9 percent participate in feeding programs. However, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is able provide breakfast and lunch to more than 3,000 children a day.
Finding new partners in the retail industry to help end hunger.
Tuesday, Jul 19 2016
Rretail donations serve as a bedrock for day-to-day food bank operations, we also know food recovery presents even more opportunities for growth.
Many kids lose meals when school is out of session.
Friday, Jul 15 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.
Karen Hanner at the White House food waste event
Thursday, Jul 14 2016
The days of the current White House Administration may be winding down, but they still took time to make history recently by hosting the first White House Roundtable on Food Waste.
Children at a meal program
Tuesday, Jul 12 2016
"With support from the PwC Charitable Foundation, our food bank aims to permanently expand our Kids Cafe program to reach an additional 200 children in need."
Lunch Express bus in Tennessee helping hungry kids in the summer.
Monday, Jul 11 2016
Each week, the food bank stocks the bus, called the Lunch Express, with food and drives hundreds of miles delivering what might be the only meals that some children have access when school is out.
Little girl with bananas.
Friday, Jul 8 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.
Sam Duke
Wednesday, Jul 6 2016
I served as the nutrition manager for the Escondido Union School District in the North County region of San Diego for 11 years. In this role, I saw how many kids were struggling with hunger.
A young boy with military parents
Friday, Jul 1 2016
It might come as a surprise that members of the military often need extra help to feed their families. 68 food pantries and meal programs in San Diego report serving active-duty military or veterans.
Kids boarding a school bus.
Friday, Jun 24 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.
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