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How to End Hunger in the U.S.
EITC Awareness Day: The Value of Hard Work January 30
We live in the world's wealthiest nation. Yet 14.5 percent of U.S. households—nearly 49 million Americans, including 16.2 million children—struggle to put food on the table.
The fastest, most direct way to reduce hunger is through the national nutrition programs. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP (formerly food stamps), is the country's first line of defense against hunger.
School lunch and breakfast programs provide free- and reduced-price meals to millions of low-income children so they can focus on learning.
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides nutritious food packages to low-income pregnant and nursing womena nd young children so our country's most vulnerable infants and toddlers get the nutrients they need for healthy development.
Our national nutrition programs protect millions of American families from hunger. By strengthening existing programs, we could do much more to reduce hunger in the U.S.
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