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.

Secretary Vilsack and Diana Aviv
Thursday, Oct 13 2016
For over 35 years, the Feeding America network of food banks has rescued food from going to waste. In fact, over 2.6 billion pounds of safe, delicious food was rescued just last year.
Flooding from Hurricane Matthew
Tuesday, Oct 11 2016
This past week the threat became reality as Hurricane Matthew pummeled the Southeast U.S. Thankfully, Feeding America and its member food banks were in a position to help.
Eileen
Monday, Oct 10 2016
My real passion lay in poverty alleviation in rural areas and local- and state-level public policy, and much of what I studied in college was preparing me for this type of career.
A child in front of a mobile pantry.
Friday, Oct 7 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.
Cheyenna
Wednesday, Oct 5 2016
I grew up in a rural part of Ohio from a low-income family. The 2008 recession hit during my freshman year of high school and made my already struggling family needier.
Vacuum testing cans
Monday, Oct 3 2016
One of the key benefits of being a member of the Feeding America network is having access to a large pool of other food banks with whom best practices can be shared.
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.
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