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For children, hunger doesn't stop when school ends

A number of school systems, non-profits and other organizations make sure that kids don't suffer a "nutrition gap" when school is out.

Friday - 06/27/2014, 08:30am EDT

Tags: summer food programs,

Local food banks could see demand spike if shutdown lingers

If the stalemate on Capitol Hill cuts off federal food assistance programs, area food banks could bare the brunt of feeding hungry families in the D.C. region beginning in November.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 05:02am EDT

Tags: Capital Area Food Bank, food stamps, wic, Food banks, shutdown, Hank Silverberg

Wegmans steps up to feed families struggling in the suburbs

Food pantry stores dwindle during the summertime even though the need doesn't go away. And the new Wegmans in Germantown is stepping in to help a local food bank keep the food flowing to hungry families.

Thursday - 08/08/2013, 04:44pm EDT

Tags: manna food center, Gaithersburg, Md., kate ryan, Wegmans

Meal trucks, apartments help feed low-income kids this summer

Everyday a meal truck visits six apartment complexes in Suitland, Md., to help feed low-income children. Without access to free or reduced school meals, feeding children during the summer can cause struggling families' grocery bills spike.

Thursday - 07/11/2013, 06:43am EDT

Tags: food, Share our Strength, john aaron

$5 a day diet leaves mark on local leaders

The experience of eating just $5 worth of food a day left its mark on Montgomery County officials who said they were left hungry and humbled by what thousands of families in their own community suffer regularly.

Friday - 02/08/2013, 10:23pm EST

Tags: food, food stamps, valerie ervin, Craig Rice, Montgomery County Council, poverty

Highlighting hunger, leaders take $5 challenge (VIDEO)

Feeding a family on $5 a day is not a challenge for thousands of families, it's a necessity. Even in affluent Montgomery County, thousands struggle to live on the federally funded supplemental nutrition assistance program, or SNAP, known to most people as food stamps.

Tuesday - 02/05/2013, 03:28am EST

Tags: SNAP, kate ryan

Va. deer-for-needy program says donations down

Deer hunters in Virginia are donating less venison to a program that delivers the meat to the needy than they did in 2011.

Thursday - 11/22/2012, 01:52pm EST

Tags: deer hunting, hunting, donations, charity,

Freerice.com: Play a game, feed the world

Founded in 2007, Freerice lets users donate grains of rice simply by answering educational questions correctly in a game. The site earns money from advertisement banners displayed while users play, and in turn uses the funds to purchase rice.

Wednesday - 08/29/2012, 07:30am EDT

Tags: freerice.com, free rice, website of the week, lacey mason,