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PHOTO: The seventh annual Walk to End Hunger is set for Thanksgiving morning at the Mall of America. Photo credit: Hunger Solutions Minnesota

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - It has become a family tradition for thousands of Minnesotans who will be giving back by raising money for the hungry on Thanksgiving before they sit down and give thanks at that big feast. The 7th annual Walk to End Hunger will be held Thursday morning at the Mall of America, ...Read More

PHOTO: West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick says a small program at the agency is helping veterans become beekeepers on old surface mine land. Photo by Dan Heyman.

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - With a little help from the state, a few veterans have some old surface mines abuzz with a new kind of activity. A year-old program by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture is helping vets set up beehives and raise honey on old mine land. Agriculture Commissioner Walt H ...Read More

PHOTO: Home for Thanksgiving? Some New Yorkers say it would be nice to have a home, with food. The struggle against homelessness and hunger goes on through the holidays. Photo credit: Kyle James/Flickr.

MINEOLA, N.Y. - Thanksgiving week finds New York nonprofits that focus on hunger and homelessness stretched tight, even two years after the havoc of Superstorm Sandy. Randi Shubin Dresner, president and chief executive of Island Harvest, says it's been a "tough year." The food pantries and agencies ...Read More

PHOTO: Dan Stein, president and CEO of Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, says a new study from Feeding America shows the connection between poor nutrition and poor health for Wisconsinites who struggle daily to provide nutritious meals for their families. Photo courtesy of Second Harvest Foodbank.

MADISON, Wis. – While millions of Wisconsinites will sit down to a huge turkey dinner later this week, a new study shows many in the Badger State are having trouble feeding their families, and it's taking a toll on their health. Dan Stein, president and CEO of Second Harvest Foodbank, says t ...Read More

PHOTO: Child nutrition experts are gathering in Columbus today to examine hunger among Ohio's children: its influences, its outcomes, and possible solutions. Photo courtesy of Feeding America.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - With high levels of food insecurity among Ohio's kids, experts from around the state will brainstorm this week on ways to keep children from going hungry. Jennifer Steele, director of community partnerships with the Freestore Foodbank, is among those due to speak at the Ohio Child ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report finds 1.1 million Hoosiers need assistance from soup kitchens and food pantries each year, and many are forced to make difficult choices to keep from going hungry. Photo credit: Max Straeten/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS – A new report shines light on the face of hunger in Indiana, and finds many people are making difficult choices in order to put food on the table. One-in six Hoosiers turned to one of Feeding Indiana's Hungry 11 food banks over the past year, according to executive director Emi ...Read More

PHOTO: The Holmes Family of Misty Brook Farm, a Buy/Protect/Sell Project in Albion, was helped by Maine Community Foundationís $1 million loan to Maine Farmland Trust. Photo credit: Greta Rybus/Maine Farmland Trust.

ELLSWORTH, Maine – The Maine Community Foundation is one of the nation's best at finding ways to build community wealth using new approaches, according to a report released today. The report by the Maryland-based Democracy Collaborative names the Ellsworth-based foundation one of the Innovati ...Read More

PHOTO: Working with parents and children together, rather than separately, may help advance efforts to end the cycle of poverty in Utah and across the nation. That's the finding of a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Photo credit: Utah Department of Human Services.

SALT LAKE CITY - Efforts to end the cycle of poverty in Utah may advance if policymakers focus on a two-generation approach that involves parents and children. That's the conclusion of a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Terry Haven, deputy director with Voices for Utah Children, says ...Read More

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