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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Tuesday, Jun 11 2019
Sharing a device-free dinner with loved ones isn’t just an opportunity to catch-up on each other’s day, but has major health benefits, too. Learn how family dinners positively impact the mental and physical health of the whole family.
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Jamese at community food program with pear
Tuesday, May 21 2019
Red Nose Day is back again on May 23. It's all about helping to end child poverty, one nose at a time. Feeding America is proud to be a beneficiary charity of the Red Nose Day campaign again this year. Here’s why we love this purpose-driven partner.
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Lynn, a volunteer at a food bank, holding bell peppers
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.
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Boy in stroller holding bananas
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. But there is no reason to waste perfectly good bananas that may be too long or the wrong shade of yellow. That's why one of our solutions to solving hunger is rescuing good food - one banana at a time!
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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.
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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.