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.

Boy in back seat of car holding apple and smiling
Monday, May 13 2019
Food banks are beginning to engage members of their community as volunteers to pick up and drop off food donations in their neighborhoods using our food rescue tech platform, MealConnect.
Tags: Food Waste
Monday, Apr 29 2019
Grocery stores require fruits to be specific sizes, shapes, and colors – yet if the fruit is too “ugly,” they are destined for the dumpster. That's why one of our solutions to solving hunger is rescuing good food - one banana at a time!
Tags: Food Waste
Pasta salad with broccoli and olives created by Beth Moncel of Budget Bytes
Wednesday, Apr 10 2019
One of the biggest ways to reduce food waste is to utilize our leftovers. If you need some inspiration to get those creative wheels spinning, here are a few of my favorite “sweep the kitchen” meals to make use of leftover ingredients.
Tags: Food Waste
Cactus paddles otherwise known as Nopales
Wednesday, Mar 20 2019
Canned chicken, SPAM and even cactus. In addition to the staples like fresh produce and meat, food pantries can distribute some pretty unique items. Budget Bytes blogger Beth Moncel writes that just because they're unique doesn't mean they're hard to cook with.
Lisa and Louella seek support at a food bank after a recent hurricane
Thursday, Mar 14 2019
Help Feeding America debunk myths about hunger in the United States.
Smiling librarian
Monday, Mar 11 2019
Whether you're planning a road trip for spring break, or looking forward to warm weather and taking walks outside, these five binge-worthy podcasts are perfect for bringing out the best in yourself during the upcoming spring season.