Some people use extreme diets like fasting and juice cleanses. But these aren’t necessary for most people and may be dangerous without medical supervision. Here are five foods that support the body while cleansing.
A new documentary peels back the curtain on the problem of food insecurity in the U.S. It shows that hunger and obesity are more closely connected than many of us realize.
Self-described Jesus freak Sara Miles, who runs The Food Pantry at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco, explains to Sarah Henry why she feels compelled to feed people in need.
Food banks are in the business of combating hunger — and they want to nourish their clients too. Sarah Henry reports on a new initiative designed to help places like the Alameda County Community Food Bank better serve people in need of a good feed.
To help combat exponential increases in hunger and demand for food assistance, the Alameda County Community Food Bank feeds 49,000 people a week. Its volunteers range from school children to retired Stanford University professors. They bag fresh produce, sort cans and fill boxes with essential foodstuffs.
The 6th Annual Supermarket Street Sweep is a charity bike race that benefits the San Francisco Food Bank. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, December 3.
To honor the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr., the iconic civil rights leader and Nobel Peace prize winner I am sharing quotes in which he expresses thoughts about hunger, poverty and food-related injustice.
In San Francisco, one of every five children is at risk of going hungry and the numbers are similar in other Bay Area counties. As the holiday season begins, food bank and soup kitchen operators are reporting a spike in the number of families that are seeking food. Forum talk with officials from several Bay Area food agencies about the need they’re seeing and how people can help.
So if you’re looking for a way to give back to your community this holiday season, or all year, here are some local volunteer opportunities at organizations offering food to those in need. If you know of a great program not listed here, please include it in the comments section.
The summer months are a great time for thinking about and eating all those lovely fruits and vegetables that are ripe and in season. But what if you couldn’t afford to buy cherries, peaches or watermelon, let alone milk or peanut butter? What if the rising costs of fuel and food made is so that [...]
June 5th is National Hunger Awareness Day. All year long we talk about artisanal food, organic food, local food, gourmet food, restaurants, the farmers market, chefs, cooking, and yet rarely do we mention hunger or food security. If for even one day a year we all paid attention to this issue, we could help a [...]