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Reflections on Household Food Insecurity: An Interview with Dr. Mark Nord

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Mark Nord, PhD, is a sociologist with expertise in measuring and monitoring household food security. He has spent the last 19 years working on food security and poverty-related research at the USDA … Continue reading

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Hunger: A Matter of the Heart—Resource for Lent

“Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart…” The problem of hunger in our country is growing. The lines at food pantries are getting longer. More children are being added to the “free or reduced lunches” programs … Continue reading

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Take Action to Support SNAP this Week—Call-In Day Today, December 4

From the Pennsylvania Hunger Action Center (http://www.pahunger.org/): As Farm Bill negotiations resume this week, take action to support SNAP with help from our national partners the Food Research and Action Center and Feeding America: Participate in a nationwide Call-In Day … 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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Churches Global Week of Action on Food—October 13-20, Global

A.K.A. Food Week of Action! October 13-20 As in past years, the US Food Sovereignty Alliance, interfaith working groups, and others in the United States will be joining with groups around the world to raise up life and death issues … 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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Protect SNAP in the Farm Bill

From Share Our Strength (http://strength.org/): It’s time to make your voice heard. This week, Congress is working on the Farm Bill, legislation that includes funding for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly food stamps). Half of all SNAP participants are … Continue reading

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17th Annual Run + Walk Against Hunger—April 13, Philadelphia

From the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger (http://www.hungercoalition.org/): Every day in Southeastern Pennsylvania, more than 650,000 people struggle to put food on the table. It’s not a new problem, but because of the recession, the need is much greater. As … Continue reading

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Send a Thanksgiving Message to Congress: Protect People in Poverty

From the National Council of Churches’ Poverty Initiative (http://www.nccendpoverty.org/index.html): Many churches remember people living in poverty during holiday seasons by preparing and delivering food and gift baskets to those in the community who might otherwise go without. Some churches also … Continue reading

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Urge the President to Set a Goal to End Hunger

From Bread for the World (http://www.bread.org): The elections are over. Now, let’s work to end hunger: together we can make it happen! More than 120,000 of you viewed two videos from the presidential candidates saying what they would do to … Continue reading

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