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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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Fact of the Week: One in Seven U.S. Households Is Food Insecure

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2014/09/04/fact-week-one-seven-u-s-households-food-insecure/#.VAo By Lecia Imbery September 4, 2014 More than 17.5 million American households had trouble providing adequate food for everyone in their family at some point in 2013, according to new data released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) … Continue reading

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Sign the Open Letter to Pennsylvania House Members—Preserve Snap Funds and Protect Vulnerable Pennsylvanians

We are coming up to Thanksgiving—a day of gratitude for the bounty of season, and all the good gifts we have received. For some, however, the economy has not been so kind, and there will be not be tables bowing … Continue reading

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One in Four Households with Children Report Inability to Afford Enough Food

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Data Specify Extent of Struggle in Every State and Metropolitan Area, Underscoring Need to Protect Nutrition Safety Net Download Food Hardship 2008-2012: Geography and Household Composition (http://frac.org/pdf/food_hardship_geography_household_composition_2008-2012.pdf) Washington, D.C. – September 18, … Continue reading

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One in Six Americans Living in Households that Struggle Against Hunger

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Washington, D.C. – September 4, 2013 – More than 48.9 million Americans lived in households struggling against hunger in 2012, according to new data released today by the Economic Research Service of … Continue reading

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Polling Continues to Show High Support for SNAP–Tell Congress

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): A new review of recent polling results (http://frac.org/pdf/snap_poll_august2013_hart_memo.pdf), compiled by Hart Research Associates on behalf of the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), continues to show high rates of public support for … Continue reading

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New USDA Report Shows More Adequate SNAP Benefits Reduce Food Insecurity

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Effects of the Decline in the Real Value of SNAP Benefits From 2009 to 2011 (http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1155211/err151.pdf), a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS), shows the very … Continue reading

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Six Shameful Facts About Hunger

Posted at http://www.nationofchange.org/six-shameful-facts-about-hunger-1372075687 Paul Buchheit, Nation of Change Op-Ed Of all the miseries placed on human beings in their everyday lives, the lack of food may be the most inexcusable. Even in a world controlled by unbending attitudes of self-reliance … Continue reading

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President Can Take Immediate Action to Help Eliminate Child Hunger in U.S.

Center for American Progress, http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/poverty/report/2013/02/04/51178/how-president-obama-can-reverse-americas-worsening-hunger-metrics/, February 4, 2013 President Obama pledged in 2008 to end childhood hunger by 2015, yet “we are no closer to meeting his goal…than we were four years ago,” writes Joel Berg, Senior Fellow at the … Continue reading

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