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 Freeman2020-06-29T19:30:25+00:00
Before the onset of the pandemic, millions of people across the country lived in households without consistent access to adequate food. 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.
By Feeding America Government Relations Team The below text is an adaption of an email sent by the Feeding America Government Relations Team on June 4, 2020.We've been watching the news, horrified, for the last two weeks. As police violence runs through every state, it's clear that this is what racism looks [...]
By Guest Author — Todd Giesen, Behavioral Health Program Director for the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe This blog is a part of a series exploring how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting hunger in some of our nation’s most vulnerable communities. As calls for race-specific data on COVID-19 grow louder, it is becoming [...]
By Danny Navarro, Advocacy Manager This blog was originally published by Nonprofit VOTE on May 6, 2020. Hunger in America impacts every single congressional district in the country, and the millions of people who are struggling with hunger have many barriers in front of them that may discourage them from participating [...]
By Carrie Calvert, Vice President of Agriculture & Nutrition Amid COVID-19, the Feeding America network of 200 food banks and 60,000 pantries and meal programs is already feeling the squeeze of a growing demand for food that can only be described as one thing: unprecedented. As need exponentially escalates, and food donations [...]
By Monica Hake, Feeding America Senior Research Manager As we enter a new month in the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, some states are beginning to ease restrictions, while in others residents face another month of shutdowns. These shifts and stays carry with them a mixture of hope (of jobs returning), anxiety [...]
By Corey Malone-Smolla, Feeding America Policy Specialist At Golden Harvest Food Bank in Georgia, food banker Amy Breitmann reflected on a food distribution: “Today was not a regular day. In addition to all the normal distributions we handed out 200 emergency food boxes. We turned away more than 100 cars.”In the wake of [...]
Three Reasons Lawmakers Should Increase SNAP Benefits During the Coronavirus Crisis and Its AftermathAmirio Freeman2020-04-27T19:52:54+00:00
By Kate Leone, Feeding America Chief Government Relations Officer Long lines of cars waiting hours for food assistance. Families going to their local food banks for assistance for the first time. Unemployment rates rising beyond those of the Great Recession. We are in unprecedented times. Putting food on the table [...]