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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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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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Urge Congress to Protect Critical Human Needs Programs

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): On June 18th, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies prepared to mark up its FY 2016 Agriculture Appropriations Bill, but proposed funding levels … Continue reading

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Let’s Give Child Hunger a Summer Vacation (Action and Resource)

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Scroll to end for highlighted actions and resources. By Marian Wright Edelman Many children and families eagerly look forward to the end of the school year and the carefree days of summer, playing outside … Continue reading

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New Food Hardship Report: What You Should Know. Tell Congress You Want to Solve Hunger

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): FRAC released today “How Hungry is America?” its latest look at Gallup survey data on food hardship. This report reviews 2014 data for the nation, every state, and 100 of the country’s … 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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Urgent Action Needed Now: Oppose Budget Proposals to Cut SNAP

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): The House and Senate are expected to take up their respective FY2016 Budget Resolutions next week as the Budget Committees wrap up their bills today. Here are some things you can do … Continue reading

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Individuals/Organizations: Immediate Action to Support SNAP

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Next week, Congress is poised to begin consideration of its FY2016 Budget Resolution – and SNAP (formerly food stamps) is being targeted. SNAP has extraordinary strengths, yet some would make disastrous changes … Continue reading

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Making Work Pay Coalition Forms to Help Working Families

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2015/february/making-work-pay-coalition-forms-help-working-families Feb 03, 2015 12:17 pm | Jeff Garis More than two dozen advocacy and direct-service organizations from across the commonwealth, including the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, have united to champion measures to help working families care … Continue reading

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WIC and SNAP Celebrate Big Anniversaries

WIC 40 Years: “’As we commemorate 40 years of accomplishments, WIC’s impact can be seen not only through improved child health, but in healthcare cost savings and economic support for local merchants through WIC participant purchases,’ said Agriculture Under Secretary … Continue reading

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