Hunger in the News

October 27, 2017

Storm victim finds help, and purpose, at a Houston food bank | New York Times

When a disaster hits, an entire community may not know where their next meal is coming from. At Feeding America, we work with our network of food banks to make sure no one goes hungry as a community is rebuilding. Dorothy Edmundson and her family, who were displaced by Hurricane Harvey, found relief at the Houston Food Bank. Three days after picking up her first box of food, Dorothy began volunteering at the food bank and has been there almost every day since then. Read the Article »

Obesity, hunger: Two sides of the same coin in black food deserts | Atlanta Black Star

African American households face hunger at a rate more than twice that of white, non-Hispanic households. Getting enough to eat is a consistent struggle for 1 in 4 African American children. At the same time, African Americans also face disproportionately high obesity rates, according to the CDC. In fact, obesity and hunger share some common causes, such as living in food deserts and not being able to afford nutritious food. Read the Article »

3 reasons hunger is your problem even if you never worry about food | Hello Giggles

At Feeding America, we know the families we serve face tough choices every day between paying for food and paying for other essentials such as medical care, housing, transportation and education. 1 in 8 Americans faces hunger, which means you probably interact with people every day who don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Hunger affects all of us, and we all need to be part of the solution. Read the Article »

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