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  • Childhood hunger moving to the suburbs

    Childhood hunger in the U.S. may be generally seen as a city problem,
    but a hunger activist says that\’s not the case.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • $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.

  • 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.

  • 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.