| May 7, 2014
| 10:55 AM
That gallon of milk you consider a staple in your refrigerator is missing in Central Florida’s food banks. According to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, milk is one of the items most requested by...
| May 10, 2013
| 12:24 PM
Stamp Out Hunger is taking place Saturday -- that's what that brown paper bag in your mailbox was all about!
It's easy to participate in this annual food drive spearheaded by the U.S. Postal Service.
Just take a few moments to peek into your cupboards...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 9:13 AM
The number of South Floridians on food stamps continued to climb in October with even Broward adding 2,000 more people to the rolls despite its September decline that had been the first drop in more than five years, state officials said.
In all, more...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 7:14 AM
Partnerships between businesses and nonprofits that zero in on specific needs can be very impactful, says Kathleen Cannon, president of United Way of Broward. "And the holidays bring out additional feelings from people who want to help," she said. Here is...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Thank you to Dan Rodricks for his recent column "Our official national lie" (Aug. 8), which highlighted the discrepancy between the federal poverty line and what real families can actually afford. A recent study by Feeding America, the nation's largest...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 9:00 AM
September is Hunger Action Month, and I'm committed to helping raise awareness about food insecurity in our state.
I want to share some startling statistics: Hungry Marylanders miss nearly 127 million meals each year. More than 740,000 of our neighbors...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Food banks across the country are adopting policies to make sure the people they serve get nutritious meals, according to Yale research.
The groups that help feed the hungry are concerned about the rise in obesity and other illnesses even in those people...
| Apr 15, 2013
Inside the John Hancock Center, 13 floors up, Vicki Escarra gazes into a large camera lens.
She eschews a word-for-word script, speaking instead from an outline that allows for more spontaneity.
"You know, women are the largest untapped lever in the...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 12:06 PM
The National Association of Letter Carriers will conduct its annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Saturday, May 11. The nation's 175,000 letter carriers will collect nonperishable food donations on that day as they deliver mail along their postal routes. It...