Transportation Issues Can Lead to Hunger Issues

Brooke Jones FCE, Fed 40

We all know children and families around the globe are struggling with hunger. But did you know transportation issues are contributing to food insecurity? The Problems: Urban places in the United States are becoming food deserts. These areas don’t have fresh, whole foods because there’s a lack of grocery stores, farmers’ markets and other healthy food providers. This means people …

Happy Thanksgiving, Hunger Heroes

Brooke Jones FCE, Fed 40, Hunger Heroes

With full schedules and hectic lives, it’s easy to get caught up in mundane, everyday tasks. Thanksgiving is a time to join with loved ones and reflect on the things we’re grateful for. A typical Thanksgiving tradition is to go around the table sharing what you’re thankful for. At Feeding Children Everywhere, we have so much to be thankful for …

The Future of Food Assistance

Brooke Jones FCE, Fed 40

The current model for food banks is inefficient. Before food banks can help children and families in need, the food itself must take a long journey. Food travels from farms, to factories, to stores, to homes, to school or church food drives before it even makes it to the food bank. But What if There Was a Better Way? What …

A Powerful Story of Hope!

Dave Green Fed 40

Recently we received a powerful story from a Fed 40 recipient that made our whole team realize that what we are doing matters in the lives of real Americans. It’s hard being vulnerable and sharing a story like this, but Michelle wanted to let others know it is okay to reach out for help and that together we can make …

Food Pantry Recommends Fed 40: “The Program Is Really Helping”

Alisa Reynolds FCE, Fed 40

Knowing that one in seven Americans – 46 million people – rely on food pantries and meal service programs, it’s clear that food pantries are vital to our country. Among these food pantries is the Lake Area Shared Ministries Food Pantry (LASM) in Hunt County, Texas; where over 20 percent of the population, 17,610 people, are food insecure. To help …

Breakfast Bites: A Step Towards Ending The Free Breakfast Stigma For Low-Income Students

Danielle Lee Breakfast Bites, FCE, Fed 40, National Breakfast Program

Want to change a child’s future? Give them breakfast. Study after study has proven that children who eat breakfast perform better in school. Knowing this, most schools offer free breakfast for low-income students. But these breakfast programs have historically low participation rates. The reasons? “It can be embarrassing to feel singled out, and kids are especially sensitive to that pressure,” …

Fed 40 Delivers Hope to Single Mom Battling Cancer

Robert Andrescik Fed 40, Video

Christal Cruickshank never dreamed she’d be one of the 42.1 million Americans facing food insecurity. She had a home and a good job as an office manager. Then cancer struck and she had to stop working. Moreover, the relationship with her spouse had become abusive. But fleeing the relationship would mean leaving everything behind.  She wondered, “How am I going to take care of my …
Teachers Use Fed 40 to Feed Hungry Students

Teachers: There’s Something You Can Do to Help Students Going Hungry Over the Summer

Robert Andrescik Fed 40, Schools, Students

If you’re a teacher, you know all too well that for millions of children, summer is the hungriest time of year. More than 21 million American kids get free or reduced-price lunch at school. And when those meals disappear, they find themselves hungry and with few options. The team at Feeding Children Everywhere has the answer to help at no …

New CEO of Feeding Children Everywhere Has Audacious Plans to Create a Hunger-Free America

Robert Andrescik FCE, Fed 40, News, Sustainability

Since becoming CEO of Feeding Children Everywhere (FCE) a little over a year ago, Dave Green has helped feed millions of hungry children and families around the globe and here in the U.S. Stepping back, he’s in awe of all the Central Florida-based organization and its partners have accomplished. But ultimately, he says: “It isn’t enough.” Green isn’t ungrateful, but …
Hungriest state in America

What Is the “Hungriest” State in America? See the Answer and a Surprisingly Easy Way to Help

Robert Andrescik Fed 40

Residents of the “Hungriest State in America” can now receive 40 tasty meals at no charge thanks to a first-of-its kind mobile app from Feeding Children Everywhere (FCE) designed with one audacious goal in mind: to end hunger in America. More than 13 percent of U.S. households — approximately 43 million Americans, including 14.5 million children — struggle to put food …