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SNAP Kids Are Nearly 20 Percent More Likely to Graduate High School

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2015/12/10/fact-of-the-week-snap-kids-are-nearly-20-percent-more-likely-to-graduate-high-school/ By Lecia Imbery December 10, 2015 Economists Recognize SNAP’s Importance for Economic Success A new report released this week by the White House Council of Economic Advisers shows that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) … Continue reading

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Plan of Action to End Hunger in America–New Report

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): FRAC is pleased to share a copy of our new “Plan of Action to End Hunger in America” (pdf), which we are releasing today to national and state allies like you as … Continue reading

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Wolf Administration Announces Renewed Commitment to Fighting Hunger

September 29, 2015 Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today addressed the serious problem of hunger and inadequate nutrition in the commonwealth by issuing an executive order to coordinate Pennsylvania’s food and nutrition programs. According to the order, the governor … Continue reading

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New Poverty and Income Data Underscore Ongoing Struggle for Many Americans

Statement from the Food Research & Action Center (http://www.frac.org): WASHINGTON, September 16, 2015 – The U.S. median income and poverty rate were both unchanged from 2013 to 2014, according to today’s Census Bureau annual release of income, poverty and health … Continue reading

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More than 1 in 7 Americans in Food Insecure Households in 2014

USDA Releases Twentieth Annual Food Security Measure, With Roots in FRAC Surveys Washington – September 9, 2015 – More than 48.1 million Americans lived in households that were struggling against hunger in 2014, according to new data on food insecurity … Continue reading

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Take Action on Federal Hunger Programs

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Child Nutrition Reauthorization Hearing: On June 24th, the House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education held its latest in a series of hearings on federal child … Continue reading

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Number of Seniors Threatened by Hunger Has Doubled Since 2001, and It’s Going to Get Worse

Posted at http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/number-hungry-seniors-doubled-since-2001-going-get-worse/ PBS NewsHour, May 22, 2015 The number of seniors uncertain about food more than doubled between 2001 and 2013, and in 2013 an additional 300,000 seniors over age 60 had trouble accessing food. In Naples, Florida, charities … Continue reading

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Explore Alleviating Food Insecurity in the U.S.—April 7, State College

Posted at http://news.psu.edu/story/349410/2015/03/20/april-7-talk-explore-alleviating-food-insecurity-us March 20, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — What we know and what we need to know about food insecurity in the United States will be the topic of the 2015 M.E. John Lecture, presented by Craig Gunderson, … Continue reading

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USDA Food Insecurity Report Shows Widespread Hunger Despite Improving Economy

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): (Philly.com, September 5, 2014; Vox, September 3, 2014) While unemployment rates, GDP growth, and stock market index levels are improving after the recession, the number of American households in 2013 struggling with … Continue reading

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New “Food Insecurity” Figures Show Recovery Has Yet to Reach Many

From the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (http://www.cbpp.org): September 3, 2014 at 1:47 pm Some 14.3 percent of the nation’s households were “food insecure” in 2013, meaning they had difficulty affording adequate food at some point during the year, … Continue reading

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