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How to End Hunger in the U.S.

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.

Further Reading

Hunger Report 2014: Ending Hunger in America / Photo by Joe Molieri

2014 Hunger Report

The 2014 Hunger Report proposes bold steps to end hunger in the United States by 2030.

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Create Good Jobs

Good Jobs

For many Americans, the U.S. labor market no longer works as a reliable way to build a stable career and support their families.

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Work Support Programs

We must expand access to affordable health care and child care, and strengthen tax credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit, which help working families.

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Child Nutrition Programs

Child nutrition programs are critical to ending childhood hunger. When children receive the nutrition they need, they are more likely to move out of poverty as adults.

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