Our Perspective

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.

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Wednesday, Mar 4 2015
Our claim is based in the theory of nudges – a behavioral economic theory that argues positive reinforcement can lead people to make certain decisions. Recently, Feeding America has decided to apply it to our nutrition efforts.
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Monday, Feb 23 2015
Meals provided through the child nutrition programs often provide the healthiest and most nourishing meal that a child receives all day. That is why it is vitally important that Congress works to reauthorize the child nutrition programs this this year – investing in expanding program access to close the child meal gap.
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Thursday, Feb 19 2015
The American Heart Association (AHA) is working with Feeding America to help expand access to healthy foods and drinks to everyone in our nation.
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Tuesday, Feb 17 2015
Child feeding programs are essential to addressing hunger in rural communities. Oftentimes, the only way to provide for children is by being physically present within their school district. The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation grant provided us with the resources neccessary to open a school pant
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Friday, Feb 13 2015
Throughout the Feeding America network, there are 2 million volunteers who contribute more than 8.4 million hours of their time to food banks and programs each month of the year.
Monday, Feb 9 2015
Food and health insecurity are closely connected, and we all have a role to play in ensuring people not only get food to eat, but also have the ability to live active, healthy lives. Having health insurance is critical for a person to do just that. Here are three things you can do to help people get covered through AHA.
Make the call to protect strong child nutrition programs!
Monday, Feb 9 2015
The child nutrition bill will expire on September 30 of this year. Unfortunately, nobody in Congress or the White House is talking about it. Make a call!
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Tuesday, Feb 3 2015
Miss Gail, as she is known, says it was tough for her to turn to a food pantry at a local Baptist Church. She never imagined that her family could ever face the threat of hunger.
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Wednesday, Jan 28 2015
We all have a role to play in solving hunger. In January, we celebrate National Day of Service, consequently it’s the perfect month to honor people who do their part to serve in unique ways.
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Wednesday, Jan 21 2015
Like many of you, I listened carefully as President Obama laid out his goals for 2015 during last night’s State of the Union address. It is an ambitious agenda, but I felt it lacked a key goal: passing a strong child nutrition bill that invests in our nation’s future.
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