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Hunger thrives in the world's richest country

One in every seven Americans relies on food banks, soup kitchens or other food initiatives just to get by on a daily basis. The numbers include more than 46 million people, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors, according to a recent study.

Op-Ed: Food Banks, Fuel Tax And Fat Cats

There has been a huge increase in the demand for food banks in the UK, but the privileged few are continuing to dine well while the taxpayer picks up the tab.

UK Food poverty could become human rights issue warns UN watchdog

In recent years the UK has seen a sharp rise in the numbers of its citizens relying on food banks but a leading United Nations official has warned today that such reliance could become a human rights issue.

Toronto Food Banks show the real face of poverty Special

Toronto - As Toronto City Hall works to cut over $128-million cut from the City of Toronto’s Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, more people will be sleeping on the concrete.

Putting a Roof over Inadequate Housing in Toronto Special

Toronto - Toronto may be the richest city in Canada but there's a dirty secret: in order to pay rent many of the working poor can't afford to feed their families.

Thanksgiving holiday a reminder of millions of hungry Americans

Millions of Americans have shopped in supermarkets for the food to be prepared and consumed in a bountiful Thanksgiving feast, yet the destination for millions of others is food banks for a basic holiday meal.

Musician Tom Jackson’s on the road again Special

It’s the week before Tom Jackson’s annual Christmas national tour in support of the Canadian Association of Food Banks, and he’s enthusiastic talking about the prospect.

Put Food in the Budget coalition rally Thursday at Queen's Park

Toronto - On Thursday thousands of citizens are expected to gather at Queen's Park in Toronto to stand up for the poorest of the poor. The goal is to give those who are on social assistance get a $100 per month Healthy Food Supplement.

Cram-A-Cruiser hopes to bring in donation for Toronto food banks

Mississauga - Want to cram inside a police cruiser? That's the goal of Peel Police's 11 Division Police Community Liaison Committee, in association with the Prisoner Escort Unit and Auxiliary Unit this Saturday during a “Cram-a-Cruiser" food drive and fundraiser.

Rent or food? For many Canadians that is a daily choice

On Hunger Awareness Day on June 1, Food Banks Canada is calling on Canadians to think about hunger in Canada and donate funds, food or volunteer time to a local food bank to help those in need.

Canada’s HungerCount study shows significant increase

The HungerCount 2009 survey just released shows food banks across Canada helped 794,738 separate individuals in March 2009.

Charitable Giving a Thing of the Past?

When the economy tanks, luxury goods and services often bear the biggest brunt of frugal consumers. Another casualty of hard economic times, though sometimes overlooked, is charitable giving.

Study Says Kraft Dinner Not Comfort Food for People Who Must Eat it

A study published today finds that Kraft Dinner means different things to Canadians, depending on whether they are food-secure or food-insecure.
 

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Sailors from  the Ohio-class fleet ballistic-missile submarine USS Nevada (SSBN 733) fill food boxes...
Sailors from the Ohio-class fleet ballistic-missile submarine USS Nevada (SSBN 733) fill food boxes at the Food Bank of Northern Nevada for area needy families during Reno Navy Week.
Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Gary Ward
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Tom Jackson meets the press in Toronto
Tom Jackson meets the press in Toronto
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Too many military families rely on food banks to feed their families in this country.
Too many military families rely on food banks to feed their families in this country.
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Second Harvest CEO Kathy Jackson speaking at the 2013 kick-off rally for the holiday season.
Second Harvest CEO Kathy Jackson speaking at the 2013 kick-off rally for the holiday season.
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