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.

Kitchen Cart kids
Thursday, Feb 16 2017
Central Illinois Foodbank uses a mobile kitchen cart to teach adults and children alike how to cook new foods and prepare familiar foods more healthfully.
A meal at a summer program site.
Monday, Aug 8 2016
"I had the pleasure of visiting both a summer program at Cornerstone Park serving parents and children meals as well as a BackPack distribution at Boys & Girls Club of Elgin, Illinois. "
Megan volunteers at Care for Real, a food pantry in Chicago.
Monday, Apr 11 2016
As a new employee at Feeding America, I am grateful for the opportunity to volunteer. It was great to ground myself in our mission and who we truly are working for at the end of the day.
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.
Greater Chicago Food Depository Producemobile
Thursday, Feb 25 2016
The Greater Chicago Food Depository’s Fresh Truck distributes fresh fruit and vegetables at health clinics throughout Cook County.
Feeding America Major Gifts Team Volunteers
Tuesday, Apr 28 2015
In December of last year, I had the opportunity to volunteer with my Feeding America team at the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD).
Monday, Dec 2 2013
Why do you support hunger-relief? Let us know! You can participate in Giving Tuesday in three easy ways: 1. Donate. You can make twice the impact thanks to a one-day matching grant from Unilever: $1 = 18 meals! 2. Post an #unselfie (like I did!) 3. Join the Twitter chat on Tuesday, December 3 #BrightFuture
Friday, Jun 7 2013
Karen Bohnert is a dairy farm mom of Bohnert Jerseys in Illinois. Their farm is part of Feeding America partner Midwest Dairy Association.
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.
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