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.

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Brittany and Clint with their children
Wednesday, Dec 12 2018

No turkey, no stuffing, no potatoes, and no pie.  

For Christmas, a traditional holiday meal was completely out of the picture for Brittany and her husband Clint because they just couldn’t afford it....

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heart hands
Monday, Dec 3 2018

Purchasing gifts for everyone on your list can be a daunting challenge during the busy holiday season. You strive to give everyone a thoughtful gift while avoiding the guilt of spending too much or...

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A family enjoys being together in the snow
Monday, Nov 26 2018

It’s a constant challenge to practice mindfulness, living in the present moment instead of dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. And it’s especially difficult to do this during the...

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Young boy volunteering at food pantry
Friday, Nov 16 2018

During the holidays, families are in a whirlwind of parties, travel plans, and activities. 

While it’s easy to get caught up in this time of year, it’s also a great time to for your family to take...

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Cheryl and Dwayne Cjaney
Monday, Nov 5 2018

We’ve all heard that making time for family dinner is the right thing to do. But our busy schedules make sitting down together seem impossible. Yet, research shows that family meals boost kid’s self...

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business destroyed by hurricane michael
Tuesday, Oct 23 2018

Families in the Southeast are struggling in the wake of Hurricane Michael, the most powerful storm on record to hit the Gulf Coast and the second deadly hurricane to hit the region in a few short...

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Three kids on a bench
Monday, Oct 22 2018

When we think about the issue of hunger, we often imagine an urban setting. But the truth is that hunger is common, and sometimes even more so, in rural areas or small towns – including some of the...