Planting Seeds for the Future: The Story of Naima Dido

A former Feed the Children recipient reflects on her childhood and gives back to her community in need.   Life for Naima Dido started out anything but secure. She was born in Kariobungi, Kenya – a densely populated area in western Nairobi – where even today, nearly 40 percent of families live in poverty. Naima says […]
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Feeding America’s Hungry: Do Your Contributions Really Help Non-Profits Serve Others?

If you’ve ever volunteered, donated, or supported any charity organization, you’ve likely heard statements like: “We provide food to millions of families worldwide”. Or, “because of your generous donation of “x” amount, you’ll provide “y” number of meals for families in need”. But, have you ever wondered if the claims are true? We believe donating, […]
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Christmas in July: How Our Partnership with Balsam Hill Will Help Feed Hungry Children

When you think of the holiday season, you think about spreading neighborly cheer and giving back to those in need. Now, with the support of our partner Balsam Hill, we can do that all year round! Whether it’s in the middle of July, or the holiday season, we believe no child should go to bed […]
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House Passes Its Problematic Farm Bill, Senate to Debate Its Better Version

Written by Andrew McNamee, Director of Government Relations The House of Representatives took another shot at passing its version of the farm bill (H.R. 2) on Thursday, and in a razor-thin 213-211 vote, was successful this time. The same bill had failed when it was first voted upon last month (see our previous coverage here), […]
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Senate Ag Committee Advances Its Farm Bill

Written by Andrew McNamee, Director of Government Relations Yesterday, by an overwhelming 20-1 vote, the Senate Agriculture Committee advanced its version of the farm bill, S. 3042. The markup of the bill, when members of the committee offer their amendments and have those amendments voted upon, ended up being largely conflict-free. We applauded the Senate […]
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Senate Agriculture Committee Debuts Its Farm Bill

Written by Andrew McNamee, Director of Government Relations The Senate Agriculture Committee introduced its version of the 2018 farm bill, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, on June 8. As expected, the bill takes a very different approach to authorizing agriculture and nutrition programs compared to the House of Representatives’ version of the bill. (As you may […]
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