Category Archives: Hunger in America

Cincinnati Bengals smash last year’s food drive totals

The Cincinnati Bengals may have lost their first game Monday night, but the most important result was just announced Friday.

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Cincinnati Bengals host food drive for Monday Night Football

Monday’s night NFL football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Houston Texans has a very important mission: to fight hunger. The Annual Bengals Canned Food Drive will take place before the 8:30 pm game at Paul Brown Stadium.

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Free breakfast, lunch plan a hit in Virginia

More schools in Virginia are taking part in a special plan to fight child hunger, it was announced Tuesday. In a public statement the First Lady of Virginia, Dorothy McAuliffe, said there was a 139% increase in schools that provide free breakfast and lunch to all their students.

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Congress can unite over food

It seems like Democrats and Republicans never agree on anything. But think again. They are finding common ground over food. And it could make a huge difference for America.

When Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) recently signed on to the Hunger Free Summer for Kids Act of 2015, he found allies from across the aisle. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) joined him. So did Sens. John Boozman (R-Ark.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.). From his party Sens. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) were among the first to join Brown.

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Video: Food Stamps During World War II

A short excerpt from a World War II film produced by the Department of Agriculture. It shows the new food stamp program made available to needy persons during the war. See the video on YouTube.

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Video: School Lunches- Fighting Hunger in America (A History)

A short film on school lunches in America. It was produced in 1966 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and gives historical background on this important safety net that fights child hunger in America.

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Look for this label on your groceries

The next time you are in the kitchen check your grocery labels for a red push pin. If you find one, you can help feed a hungry child.

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Take a bite out of child hunger pangs this summer: William Lambers (Opinion)

Summer is coming, but sadly it’s not all about fun. With the summer sun comes an increase in child hunger across the United States. That is because, with schools closed, needy children lose access to the free lunches and breakfasts offered there.

Read my full commentary at The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

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Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday

This Saturday, May 9, is the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. It takes place nationwide.

You are asked to leave canned food donations by your mailbox on Saturday morning. These should be non-perishable canned food items.

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Learn about hunger in your congressional district

A new, interactive map by Feeding America lets you find out the rate of hunger in your state, county and congressional district. The Map the Meal Gap 2015 lets you see where hunger resides in America.

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