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Congress’s Guide to Hunger and Your Nutrition Assistance Story

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2015/07/22/congresss-guide-to-hunger-and-your-nutrition-assistance-story/#.VbECSvlViko By Lecia Imbery July 22, 2015 Nearly 16 percent of Americans – 49 million of us – struggle with hunger. That’s one out of every seven households. Hunger impacts children (16 million, in fact) and adults in every … Continue reading

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Show Your Support for New Bill that Would Strengthen Child and Adult Care Food Program

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Now is the time to show support so you can get support for your Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Senator Robert Casey (D-PA) has introduced a bill that is a … 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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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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