Rural communities play a critical role in our country’s food production, yet these same communities face high rates of food insecurity.
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Staff Stories, with Mya Price: “Farmers were one of my first models for what an anti-hunger champion could look like”Amirio Freeman2021-03-22T20:14:37+00:00
"Growing up in Kentucky, I saw firsthand how the experience of going hungry can devastate a household. I also learned firsthand how individuals can work together to end hunger – especially from growers and producers."
Ending hunger can only be done through a strong private and public partnership. The charitable sector, lawmakers, and federal nutrition programs form a powerful alliance that has the power to curb rates of hunger we haven’t seen since the Great Depression. During this critical moment for our nation, strengthening that alliance will be key to helping the economy and families hit hardest get back on their feet.
Behind the ability of Feeding America’s network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs to help support families without enough to eat is The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) – a key federal food program that moves huge quantities of food from farmers to food banks to families in need. Learn more about the importance of the program, and why it has a place in the heart of many across our network.
Just as data has been critical to confirming our nation’s unprecedented hunger crisis, data has been critical to making another thing clear: Our nation needs both a strong charitable sector and a deep government investment in federal food programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), to ensure no one goes hungry. Using Tableau, Feeding America is focused on delivering data to lawmakers that shows how critical food assistance is this year and in the future, as the pandemic continues. We will dive into our data-driven advocacy approach below, but first, we’ll explain in more depth the solutions we’re hoping to elevate through our work.
Amid a continuing pandemic, families everywhere are finding new ways to celebrate old traditions this holiday season – but far too many continue to find themselves without the means to put food on tables that were once full during past celebrations. As more families than ever face a food crisis this winter, soon so will food banks.
A recent survey of military households found that 90,000 people serving in the United States military were worried about having enough food to feed themselves and their families. On this Veteran’s Day, it is critical to shine a light on this persistent issue – and the tools we have to bring about change.
Three Feeding America member food banks share how they have adapted to keep kids well-nourished this summer and their next steps to continue to make sure all children have enough to eat.
Amid growing child hunger, getting nutrition to children this summer matters more than ever.
Research Suggests That Food Insecurity Will Grow in the Face of COVID-19 – But Millions Struggled with Food Insecurity Before the PandemicAmirio Freeman2020-08-17T03:19:32+00:00
To develop effective strategies to reach people at risk of hunger today, and in the future, it is important to understand what hunger looked like prior to the pandemic.