The overhead ratio is commonly used when deciding whether or not to donate to a particular charity. But judging activity versus administrative costs may not be the best way to determine a group's effectiveness. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Supply, funding and price are some of the big challenges facing programs feeding needy Americans. How can food assistance groups overcome these obstacles? Steve Chiotakis talks to Betsy Zeidman of the Milken Institute.
A food pantry in Philadelphia has found a new way to distribute its goods to the hungry. Designed like a 7-11, clients can walk through the store with a grocery cart and accumulate whatever will fit in the basket. Joel Rose reports.
Food pantries have seen demand at record highs this year while donations have dwindled. But some help has come from people who, instead of donating money, have provided the fruits of their labor. Caitlan Carroll reports.
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced that well-known charity the United Homeless Organization is a fraud. The news could have a chilling effect on donations to legitimate groups. Amy Scott reports.
More than 100 TV shows will be airing public service announcements and weaving volunteering themes into their plots this week. It's part of an industry-wide effort to encourage volunteerism. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.