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.
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.
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.
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.
In this Q&A blog, Todd Giesen, the Behavioral Health Program Director for the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, describes what the pandemic means for hunger in indigenous communities and opportunities for strengthening Native communities’ access to food during these uncertain times.
Food banks need more TEFAP support, and they need it quick. Congress and the administration have opportunities to make that happen.
As time goes on, the economic impact of the pandemic on low-income households grows.
From volunteer shortages to declining food donations, food banks are facing challenges that make it clear that we need more than food banks to help feed the nation during and after this crisis.
Three Reasons Lawmakers Should Increase SNAP Benefits During the Coronavirus Crisis and Its AftermathAmirio Freeman2020-08-17T02:49:26+00:00
In upcoming COVID-19 relief legislation, our lawmakers have an important opportunity to increase SNAP benefits by 15 percent, a move that would make our nation’s largest anti-hunger program more powerful during these unsure times.