Food Insecurity

Helping Students Overcome Personal Obstacles to Academic Success

By: Barry Telford

College can be a stressful time for many students. They often face greater demands, expectations and workloads than in high school. It is also the first time many have been on their own and away from familiar support networks such as friends, family and their local community. The stress of a new environment, lack of familiarity and heightened academic demands can take its toll on a student’s well-being and potentially have a significant impact on their performance and ability to succeed.

The Food Safety Bar Must Continue to Rise

Nestlé’s revamped quality center in Dublin, Ohio is our way of seeing the FDA’s new rigorous standards — and raising them

By Paul Grimwood, Chairman & CEO of Nestlé USA

The esteemed American food writer Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher once wrote, “First we eat, then we do everything else.”

Spotting Trends in Population Health Management

By: Nebeyou Abebe

This is the final blog in a continuing series based on the findings from the Sodexo 2016 Healthcare Compendium, a compilation of research that examines the increasing trend toward a focus on value in the healthcare sector. Read the full article: Trends in Population Health Management

5 Ways YOU Can Get Involved in Hunger Action Month!

By: Shondra Jenkins

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Actively engaging young people in their community can result in positive and meaningful social change. Learn more about how to engage young people by reading Six Steps to Engage Millennials in Social Change and utilizing the complimentary Youth Engagement Toolkit.

Ending Summer Hunger: A Team Effort

By: Audrey Rowe

A staggering 15.3 million American children live in food insecure households.  Right here in our own country, maybe even in your own neighborhood, there are children who have become used to living with the sounds of a growling stomach.  These are kids who aren’t lucky enough to be picky eaters; who don’t have the luxury of asking “What’s for dinner tonight?” but instead, ask “Are we having dinner tonight?” 

Feeding the Future of New Orleans and 22 Other U.S. Cities

By: Pat Connolly

“Food is national security. Food is economy. It is employment, energy, history. Food is everything.”   — Chef José Andrés

It’s Summertime and Children are Hungry

By: Steve Cox

While most kids can look forward to a carefree summer of sun and fun, for too many children the end of the school year means they are hungry. During the academic year, 22 million kids receive free and reduced-priced breakfasts and lunches through their schools, relying on them as their primary source of nutrition.

Creating Community through Healthy Meals in Waterloo


For those of us with access to fresh, healthy food, it’s hard to imagine that many families are food insecure, meaning they lack reliable access to adequate amounts of nutritious food. In some cases, they lack access to any food at all.

In Canada, as many as 13 percent of the population lives in a state of food insecurity. The root cause of hunger in Canada, according to Food Banks Canada, is low income, something that affects more than four million Canadians at any given time.

Building a Stable Future For Our Country’s 48 Million Food-Insecure People


48 million people in the U.S. struggle with hunger – meaning they do not always have access to the food they need to live an active, healthy life. Feeding America aims to get more nutritious food to more people. In this post from our Shape the Future Blog Series, Feeding America shares how they are working to solve hunger in our nation.

400,000 Reasons to Be Thankful


by: Danielle Ricketts, Corporate Affairs Specialist at Alliance Data


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