Impacting Our Future
Celebrity Chef Mario Batali on America’s Hunger Epidemic
The culinary hero discusses why feeding people is more than a career — it’s a mission. And he’s got some advice on how we can all get involved in the fight against hunger.
Saving Pregnant Mothers' Lives With Health and Nutrition Loans
Thousands of women die annually because they end up choosing between health care during pregnancy and food. New programs in West Africa are helping women beat the odds.
Coconut Water Is Trending, But What About the Farmers?
The rising popularity of coconut water in the West has yet to benefit millions of coconut growers in the Philippines, most of whom live on less than $2.50 a day.
Preparing the Next Generation of Agriculture Students to Fight Hunger
With more knowledge, tools and technology than ever before, it’s within the reach of our next generation of farmers to make global hunger a thing of the past.
Addressing the Deeper Meaning of Hunger
In many cases, especially for seniors, hunger is the result of systematic inequality. If we’re going to fight it, we need to start from the ground up.
What’s Happening Behind Our Plates?
With so much momentum in society to create a more sustainable world, it’s empowering to know the most important actions we can take are also among the simplest.
Minimizing Food Waste on the Farm and Beyond
Reducing food loss starts long before food reaches consumers or even the grocery store — it begins right on the farm.
Making the Fight Against Hunger a Global Priority
We have the technology and the resources to end hunger. Now we must come together as a global community to build a healthier, more secure world.
The Hidden Struggle of Hunger in America
Too many Americans are like Phyllis, a single mom struggling to put food on the table. And, sadly, the stories of the hungry here at home too often go untold.
Building a Global Community to End the Clean Water Shortage
Lack of access to clean water has become an epidemic with far-reaching consequences of malnutrition and water-borne illness. By taking responsibility as global citizens, we can help stop the problem at its source.
How Technology is Crowd-Sourcing the Fight Against Hunger
As technology changes public access to data, the power for change is shifting from large organizations into the hands of the people.
How Safe Water Helps Fight Malnutrition
Thousands of children die every day because they aren’t getting the nutrients they need. Yet access to food is only part of the solution.
In Senegal, One Woman Shapes the Nutrition of a New Generation
With the support of outside nations, one woman stands out in the concerted effort to develop better farming and nutrition in Africa via hands-on training.
Learning from History to End Famines and Chronic Hunger
Some areas of the world consistently struggle with hunger, but countries that have learned to successfully cope with tough conditions demonstrate ways to improve food security.
Helping Children Access Care for Severe Malnutrition
While new treatments make it easier than ever to treat kids with malnutrition, we must continue to fight for increased access to live-saving care.
Is Plant-Based Meat the Future of Food?
Top business leaders are investing in the creation of innovative proteins that could change the way we eat.
How Tech Innovation Is Making Hunger History
For the first time in human history, we have the technology and tools to eradicate global hunger for good.
Parenthood and the Pressures of Hunger
Parents are constantly making difficult choices for the sake of their family. But how do parents of families in poverty choose between one pressing need and another?
How Hunger Strains Our Health Care System
Purchasing a salad isn’t quite as affordable as a burger off the dollar menu, but there’s too great a disparity between healthful foods and combating hunger for us to ignore.
Why Global Hunger Is a National Security Concern
Why should the United States care about the malnourished in countries around the world? For starters, there’s a strong connection between food insecurity and political stability.
Ending Hunger in Africa Starts with Communities
We know all too well that global hunger is a problem that we can solve. So, what actions can we take to solve it sustainably in Africa?
The Power of Food Banks in the Fight Against Hunger
Millions of children and adults do not get the meals they need to thrive. Growing support for food banks will make these communities, and our nation, stronger.
In Hunger Initiatives, Don’t Forget Non-Traditional Families
Today, 2.7 million grandparents are raising their grandchildren. Yet less than half of low-income grandfamilies report using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
In Tiny Seedlings, Sudanese Women See Hope
In the fog of war and violence in South Sudan, the women who remain at home with their families find a much-needed answer by organizing around agriculture.
Could Agriculture Be the Answer to Africa's Political Unrest?
Alan Doss of the Kofi Annan Foundation says Africa has improved, yet still has major challenges ahead.
Why Is the World’s Wealthiest Nation Hungry?
We need to work together to make sure that our nation, which has so much, is providing for citizens who have so little.
Feeding Our Future: Breaking Childhood Hunger
How can we look towards the future when it's malnourished by hunger, when hunger is the cause of half of the deaths of our children, our future?
Fighting Severe Acute Malnutrition in Children
A key threat to child survival worldwide—severe acute malnutrition—has a cure. Yet today, malnutrition is responsible for nearly half of all child deaths.
How Hunger Solutions Can Bring Generations Together
Hunger doesn't discriminate by age. Despite being among our most vulnerable populations, young and old are also the answer to eliminating hunger across the country.
Rachael Ray Discusses How Our Food Attitudes Can Feed Hunger
Chef Rachael Ray explains how the path to ending hunger in America starts with a greater respect for the preciousness of our daily bread.
How Seniors Get Left Out of Hunger Initiatives
Although help is out there, whether at soup kitchens or with food stamps, many seniors are getting left behind when it comes to hunger aid. Here’s what we can do to fix it.
Fighting Hunger with Iron Chef Marc Forgione
Chef Marc Forgione spoke with us about one of the most important factors in the hunger problem.
How Do We Feed the Hunger for Human Connection?
Making a lasting impact on the lives of those suffering in poverty and hunger requires more than physical relief, it requires relationship.
Chris Santos, Fighting Hunger with Culinary Flair
The “Chopped” judge and restaurateur talks about how he’s helping to feed the city of New York with more than just his eateries.
How One Organization is Fighting Hunger in Farm Country
Despite being a hub in America’s farmland, the city of Milwaukee is one of the hardest hit by the hunger crisis. But the Hunger Task Force is working to change that.
Curtis Granderson Knocks Hunger Out of the Park
The New York Mets outfielder is making food insecurity the priority of his many humanitarian efforts.
Keeping Food On Our Seniors’ Plates
The number of Americans affected by hunger contains a staggering percentage of seniors. Take a look at how this impacts their lives and how you can make a difference.
Ensuring America’s Children Have a Full Future
For some, our efforts to keep kids from slipping into a life of hunger can’t be placed on the backburner.
Why Viola Davis Takes Childhood Hunger Personally
As the ambassador for Hunger Is, a charitable program aimed at building awareness and fundraising in an effort to end childhood hunger in America, Viola Davis’s devotion comes from first-hand experience.
What’s Keeping Global Hunger Alive?
Yesterday millions of U.S. families celebrated Thanksgiving with dishes commemorating our heritage. But for 1 in 9 people worldwide, harvests are too meager and meals too few.
In Lieu of Cookies, Buy Kale: 3 Tips for Shopping Smarter in 2015
Adding a variety of fruits and vegetables to your grocery shopping habits will not only save money—it will help keep your family healthy, happy and satisfied.
Here's How We Can End Global Hunger in 15 Years
In a world of plenty, no one should go hungry. Yet, one in six people in America face hunger.
Closer Than You Think: Hunger in America Today
When we think of hunger our mind often wanders to distant, less fortunate lands. But the reality is that many people are struggling to get enough to eat right here in America — one of the wealthiest nations in the world.
The True Root of Hunger: The Economics of Organic Farming
Hunger kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined, according to the U.N. World Food Programme. Yet there is a widespread misunderstanding of why this is.
Food Security: Solving the Equation for a Fuller America
In the U.S. today 48 million people —that’s 1 in 7—face hunger.
Breaking the Cycle: Empowering Women to End Malnutrition and Inequality
When women are empowered, families are healthier, more children attend school and quality of life improves.
How We Bring Children Back from the Brink
Imagine a child who is too weak to move and far too small for her age, with limbs as thin as sticks. This is what severe malnutrition looks like.
Exploring the Link Between Food Security And Climate Change
Our growing global population is demanding a more resource-intensive and so-called “Western” diet. And that change in demand has drastic impact on how we must change our supply.
Jeff Bridges: Bringing Meals to the Classroom
Academy Award-winning actor and anti-hunger activist, Jeff Bridges, talks about ending hunger and changing the way kids are connected to meals.
Haitian Pride Poultry Program Brings Jobs and Local Chicken to Thibeau
Imagine waking up before dawn every day and trudging a few miles for an education that doesn’t come free. Then imagine doing so with little more than a bit of coffee and a piece of bread in your stomach.
Words to Grow By: From Women Who Love to Farm
To meet the demands of modern agriculture, Donna Biddle, Karen Meyer and Audrey Donahoe are passionate advocates of working hard, being family-focused and planning ahead.
Ambassadors Confront World Hunger Head On
Where do you find the courage to confront the world’s most daunting problem? Through faith, the momentum of progress and the goodwill of others.
Leading the Charge Against World Hunger
Even in the land of plenty, hunger is a real issue that does not discriminate.
Agriculture in America: Stewarding a Land of Opportunity
Agricultural innovations and technological advances carry the hope of increasing crop yields and alleviating hunger.
Closing the Gap, Feeding the Hungry
Due to recent cuts in government spending, millions of Americans won’t have access to food. Together, we can make a difference in fighting hunger.
The Privilege of Pure Water
Americans often take fresh water for granted, but safe drinking water is scarce in many counties and in dire need when a catastrophe strikes.
An Urgent Call to Feed the Children
To advance the movement towards positive change, people simply have to use what they have inside of themselves — whether that’s their voice, time, experience or expertise.
Emergencies Are 'New Normal' in West Africa’s Sahel
People tend to think of global emergencies as unavoidable, surprise events such as earthquakes and floods. When emergencies strike places where CARE works, we respond.
Reaping the Benefits of Agricultural Innovation
Technological advancements in agriculture and increased yields may hold the key to eradicating hunger.
Safeguarding Our Nation’s Freedom From Want
Our nation has a moral responsibility to safeguard its most vulnerable members and to ensure that everyone has the most basic of human needs.
Ending Hidden Hunger
If swept under the carpet, 'hidden hunger' — or a lack of micronutrients — can result in a stunted generation.
A Dire Forecast for Child Hunger
An immediate offensive attack must be taken again child hunger.
Creating a National Safety Net for Food Insecurity
With so many people spending hundreds of dollars on trendy juice cleanses and kale detoxes, it's easy to forget that hunger is a serious issue for many Americans. Abby Leibman shares her insight.
One Woman's Journey with Hunger
Imagine for a moment you’re one of the 1.44 billion people around the world who live on less than $1.25 per day.
Understanding the Gravity of Food Waste
If current global consumption and production patterns continue, by 2050 we will need three planets to sustain our current lifestyles.
Taking Senior Hunger Off the Menu
The numbers are daunting, yet still under the radar. Today 8.8 million seniors in the United States face the threat of hunger—that’s nearly one in six.
The World's Greatest Solvable Problem
Hunger doesn’t exist because there is too little food to go around. We have the means to feed everyone, but poverty, conflict and unequal access to resources are robbing millions of families of the nutrition they need to survive and thrive.
A Global Commitment: Fighting Hunger with Science and Technology
New technology, from advanced vaccines to 3-D printing, have the potential to transform the lives of the world’s most vulnerable. However, new challenges place unprecedented stress on global security and prosperity.
Hunger Games: How Farmers Are Working to Feed a Growing Population
Is it possible to exploit unused land, or perhaps limit population growth?
Childhood Hunger Is Hitting Close to Home
Childhood hunger is not just relegated to the developing world. In the United States, 16.7 million children live in families who struggle with food security.
Joining Forces to Combat Hunger in Africa
Breakthroughs in food security have been achieved by providing not only quick relief, but also avenues that will help Africa sustain its own food resources.
Battling Hunger with Innovative Technology
One-sixth of Americans are "food insecure" — they have to make daily trade-offs among paying for food, housing and medical care.
Overcoming Hunger: It Takes a Village
Matt Smith, Senior Manager of PepsiCo's Food for Good, explains why strong collaboration is needed to combat hunger.
Conquering Hunger: Sustainable Solutions
Almost one billion people are hungry around the world today. That statistic seems hopeless, overwhelming, and far away.
Can Preventing Food Waste Lead to a Hunger-Free America?
Being a part of the hunger solution isn’t as daunting as the problem itself is. A contribution in any form is a helpful and appreciated first step towards widespread advocacy.
Feeding 795 Million in 3 Steps
These three essential actions are the basis of a bottom-up process of community-led development that empowers women, men and youth in taking control over their own lives.
8 Myths About Hunger in America
There is a stark contrast between the widely held myths and realities about hunger.
Continue the conversation.
We’ll send more news articles, interviews, and videos straight to your inbox.
Impacting Our Future