Small State, Big Hunger: School Breakfast in Rhode Island
December 20, 2017
When it comes to school breakfast, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank faces similar challenges described by other food banks interviewed for this series. One of the biggest is getting healthy breakfast items to provide nutrient-rich meals to kids. Hunger Is, provided funding to purchase non-sugared breakfast cereal to help meet this need directly. Their support resulted in 7,210 healthy breakfasts for kids that otherwise would have been missed.
School Breakfast on the Border: Update from El Paso, Texas
November 30, 2017
The El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank, established six years ago out of a desire to “have a Food Bank run by El Pasoans and for El Pasoans,” serves El Paso, Culberson, and Hudspeth counties. Culberson and Hudspeth are largely rural, comprising of farming communities that grow cotton, onions, pecans, and alfalfa.
HUNGER IS SPOTLIGHT: LOS ANGELES REGIONAL FOOD BANK
September 25, 2017
By David Hanson this blog originally appeared WhyHunger.org The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank (LARFB) serves more than 300,000 people each month through a variety of programs meant to “mobilize resources to fight hunger in the community.” In the LA region where 16% or 1.4 million residents don’t know where their next meal is coming […]
Island Innovation: School Breakfast Participation in Hawaii
August 22, 2017
There is a reason to hope for greater adoption of school breakfast in the public school system as well. A Farm to School Initiative being led by Hawai‘i’s Lieutenant Governor aims to connect Hawai‘i’s keiki (children) with the aina (land) through their food.
Northern Illinois Food Bank Fights Childhood Hunger
July 19, 2017
We’ve been teaming up with Hunger Is to spotlight these critical programs and their impact. WhyHunger recently visited the Northern Illinois Food Bank to see their BackPack program in action and created this short video to share its impact.
Backpack Programs Provide Extra Help for Families in Idaho
June 28, 2017
Backpack programs & summer meals are critical in providing kids with healthy food. Find out how the Idaho Foodbank is getting it done with help from Hunger Is
NEW ALLIES HELP SUMMER MEAL PROGRAMS IN CALIFORNIA
May 23, 2017
The need for summer meal programs is brought to the forefront in the fight on childhood hunger.
Hunger Is Grants: Making an Impact with Summer Meals at SLO Food Bank
July 7, 2016
In San Luis Obispo County, one in six residents struggles with hunger. 40% of those residents are children under the age of 18. The Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County (SLO Food Bank) has been working hard to alleviate hunger and build a healthier community since 1989. “We believe that everyone has a […]
Hunger Is Grants Making an Impact: The Greater Boston Food Bank
March 23, 2016
At The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) our mission is to end hunger in eastern Massachusetts by providing at least One Meal A Day for every person in need.
Send Some Love This Valentine’s Day: Five Ways You Can Help End Childhood Hunger In America
February 9, 2016
This Valentine’s Day join us, and send some love to these children who deserve to have access to the food they need to thrive. Here are five easy ways you can help!
Hunger Is Grants: Cooking Matters in Colorado
December 17, 2015
With the help of a grant from Hunger Is, Cooking Matters Colorado has been able to pilot an innovative expansion of their Cooking Matters In Preschool Collaborative (CMCO) program.
Take Action Against Childhood Hunger
September 24, 2015
September is Hunger Action Month™ , started by our partners at Feeding America in 2008. It is a reminder that hunger exists in America and that together we can all do something to help end it.
Hunger Is Grants: Feeding the Future at Thurgood Marshall High School
July 28, 2015
The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) realizes the importance of healthy nutrition in order for students to learn. They also realized that students weren’t able to enjoy a meal in their current dining area.
Kids Helping Kids: Joshua Williams
June 5, 2015
Joshua Williams, president, founder and chief change-maker of Joshua’s Heart, will quickly tell you that it doesn’t matter what age you are; anyone can make a difference.
A Portrait of Hunger in America
April 7, 2015
Brian, a former business owner, and successful florist in Downtown Los Angeles was a self-proclaimed Type A personality. He worked a lot and loved his job, but in a matter of weeks, that life disappeared into memory, and Brian’s life completely changed.
Kids Helping Kids: Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz
April 7, 2015
When 10-year-old Kylee McCumber noticed kids eating breakfast at her school cafeteria in Leominster, Massachusetts one morning, she wanted to know why they hadn’t just eaten at home like she had.
Hunger Is Grants: Making a difference one food bank at a time
April 2, 2015
Three families utilizing Sweet Home Emergency Ministries for food assistance share their stories—illuminating just how real the hunger struggle in America is.