Engaging our country in the fight to end hunger

Where do kids eat when school is out in Summer? The Summer Food Service  Program (SFSP) was established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free meals, that meet Federal nutrition guidelines, are provided to all children 18 years old and under at approved SFSP sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children. Call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (for Spanish speakers) and a live operator will tell you where the closest sites serving free, nutritious summer meals are located. If your area is not  represented, here's how you can help your kids get their share
of this free summer meals initiative..

Hunger Is Everywhere: Perspectives From a 30-Hour Famine By William Lambers. College student Kelly Burger no longer uses the expression "I'm  starving." Why? Because she now knows what starving really means. It's not having a late dinner or missing one meal. Read the complete article here...

Limited Edition City Harvest Chocolate Bar:
City Harvest is excited to introduce a limited edition chocolate bar made exclusively for us from the finest Peruvian cacao beans by Master Chocolatier Christopher Curtin's Philadelphia-based Éclat Chocolate. Far more than your ordinary chocolate, Éclat's exceptional creations have received raves from Bon Appétit, the New York Times, Daily Candy, and Vogue, among others. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit City Harvest, making these bars the ideal guilt-free treat. The bar can be found at the following locations...

Read the editorial from The New York Times:
More Hunger for the Poorest Americans.

In order to further the conversaton and advocate for solutions that
address the root causes of hunger and poverty, Bill Ayres Co-founder
and Executive Director of  WhyHunger, suggests Ten Ways to End Hunger.

The USDA provides many Grants and Loans which include Farm Loans, Housing Assistance, Beginning Farmers and Ranchers who are unable to obtain financing from commercial credit sources, Business Development, and, among others, a Farmers Market Promotion Program. 

USA TODAY published Number of U.S. farmers markets surges in August 2012


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Celebrate the farmers who work long and hard to bring us fresh food from the fields.

Danielle Nierenberg, Co-founder, Food Tank: The Food Think Tank, has published an informative article about What We Can Learn From Family Farmers in the United States.


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If your garden is benefiting the community, incorporating sustainable practices and a collaborative effort, congratulations!  You are
growing a People's Garden.  Register online now to showcase your efforts, share photos and request a free sign to show your support.


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