Join us August 25th for a Beyond Belief Network Mix and Mingle!

Our Beyond Belief Network (BBN) is a collective of over 100 local volunteer teams in 28 states and seven countries that puts compassion into action through community service! You’ve been hearing a lot on our Fireside Chat programs about the five teams we’ve been giving grants to for food security projects, but there is a…

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July Beyond Belief Network Roundup!

We just finished rounding up reports of what teams in our volunteer network did for their communities in July! Here’s a by-the-numbers rundown on what teams reported: Teams receiving grants as part of our Food Security Project reported: Total food security events held: 17 Total volunteer hours given: 301 Total individual beneficiaries served: 829 Total…

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June Beyond Belief Network Roundup!

We just finished rounding up reports from BBN volunteer teams for the month of June! Recognitions Please welcome one the latest BBN Team, Humanists of Tallahassee! Team of the Month for June goes to Fellowship of Freethought-Dallas. After postponing in-person events for 16 months, these volunteers returned to serving meals at the Ewing House: a…

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Childhood and Food Insecurity: A Fireside Chat

According to the USDA, households with children were nearly 1.5 times more likely to experience food insecurity even before COVID-19. This number more than doubled due to the pandemic, with food insecurity affecting almost 1 in 4 families. Food insecurity results in many negative outcomes for children, including the ability to learn and graduation rates.…

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Frederick Douglass’ Freedom

This week in history, formerly enslaved abolitionist Frederick Douglass bluntly criticized the failure of American commitments to “freedom”  in several Independence Day addresses.  “The Meaning of July 4th for the Negro” was delivered to a majority white audience in Rochester, New York. Tomorrow (July 5th) marks its anniversary. For those unfamiliar, we encourage you to…

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What keeps food security volunteers going in Florida?

Food insecurity is a tough crisis to face. What keeps front-line volunteers going? What can concerned people do, and why should they do it? And just how worth it is it, really? To answer some of these questions, we’re interviewing members of the five rockstar Beyond Belief Network teams receiving grants through our Food Security…

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Why Kids Need a Summer Without Hunger

Every day 13 million children in the U.S. aren’t sure where their next meal is coming from. One in six kids don’t have enough to eat at least some of the time. While that number is significant, during summer months it’s even more alarming, nearly doubling as kids lose access to school lunch and breakfast…

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Hurricane Season To Exacerbate Food Insecurity

June 1 marked the official start of hurricane season. When hurricanes hit they can demolish homes, devastate communities and displace people. In most cases electricity is cut, and keeping food fresh is impossible. Food insecurity is a significant dilemma that always emanates in the event of a disaster like a hurricane. An estimated seven million…

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