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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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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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