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Bread for Life: The verdict and the vision

While it is true that public policies at the federal, state, and local levels have reformed some unjust laws, today’s protests and public prayers make it clear that these past victories are only the start of true reform.

The Indianapolis Recorder on December 29, 2014

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No One Should Be Hungry During the Christmas Season

The WFP has been providing food assistance for 1.85 million Syrian refugees living in the host countries of Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt.

The Christian Post on December 21, 2014

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Shutdown averted but does new budget protect the poor?

The $1.1 trillion federal spending bill approved by the House of Representatives Dec. 11 and pending in the Senate avoided a repeat of last year's government shutdown and largely keeps in place social services spending, especially programs benefiting low-income families.

America Magazine on December 12, 2014

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CRS, nonprofits beat back clause in bill that could have cut food aid

Washington -- Catholic Relief Services and a host of other nonprofit agencies that distribute food aid overseas were successful in getting lawmakers to purge a provision in a bill that could have cut the amount of food aid they would be able to distribute in the future.

National Catholic Reporter on December 11, 2014

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Senate bill may limit transparency, effectiveness in transporting US-sourced food aid

Fifty percent of all U.S.-sourced food aid must be transported on U.S.-flagged commercial vessels, according to the 1954 Cargo Preference Act, a law designed to help protect the U.S. cargo business against cheaper, international shipping companies.

DevEx on December 5, 2014

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Group Claims Gender Equality Will End Hunger, Poverty

A Christian aid group says problems like hunger, malnutrition and poverty cannot be solved until and unless women are treated as well as men. The group Bread for the World released a report on hunger this week. It says the number and percentage of hungry people worldwide is dropping. But it says the drop could be greater if governments and societies worked to make sure women had rights and power equal to those that men have.  

Voice of America on November 29, 2014

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Empowering women can lead to solutions for hunger, poverty, report says

Washington -- In the fight against worldwide hunger and poverty, a new report found that when women are empowered, everyone wins.

National Catholic Reporter on November 25, 2014

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House Agriculture Chief Plans ‘Thoughtful’ Look at Food Stamps

Rep. Mike Conaway (R., Texas), the newly appointed chair of the House Agriculture Committee, is pledging to undertake a “thoughtful” review of food stamps.

The Wall Street Journal Blog on November 20, 2014

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Biden Urges Groups to Lobby Congress for $6.2 Billion in Ebola Funds

Vice President Joe Biden urged lawmakers on Thursday to take up the administration’s request for more than $6 billion in emergency aid to deal with the worldwide Ebola outbreak.

The Wall Street Journal on November 13, 2014

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An unparalleled opportunity to improve the health of the most vulnerable. Will we take it?

The world stands at a historic juncture of achievement, loss and opportunity. At the dawn of the millennium, global leaders made an ambitious promise to meet the needs of the poor within 15 years. With the finish line of these Millennium Development Goals now in sight, we should celebrate that every day, 17,000 fewer children die of preventable causes, that more than 2 billion people have gained access to safe drinking.

DevEx on November 3, 2014

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Top Lobbyists 2014: Grassroots

From corner offices all over town, the members of The Hill's Top Lobbyists list are the advocates, lobbyists and professional agitators who shape the policy decisions made in the nation's capital.

The Hill on October 22, 2014

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Iowa Hunger Summit teaches students about food availability worldwide

Des Moines, Iowa -- Despite the name, the Iowa Hunger Summit, held here Oct. 14, is not solely concerned with food insecurity among the people of Iowa, but also throughout the United States and other countries of the world.

National Catholic Reporter on October 20, 2014

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Pates: Conflict and hunger increase each other

For me as a Catholic bishop, food security and the relationship between food and peace are moral issues. In our Christian tradition we believe that lifting people out of poverty and feeding the hungry are serving Jesus in disguise. "For I was hungry and you gave me to eat." (Matthew 25).

The Des Moines Register on October 19, 2014

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Food Policy Action grades Congress on ‘food movement’ issues

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2014 --- Food Policy Action, a group that formed in 2012 “to hold legislators accountable on votes that have an effect on food and farming,” has released its latest scorecard for members of the 113th Congress.

Agri-Pulse on October 17, 2014

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The American midwest is the new microfinance frontier

Modern microcredit may have been born in Bangladesh but it’s expanding into the midwest, offering entrepreneurial immigrants a financial lifeline. 

The Guardian on October 14, 2014

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To Feed the Future, Let’s End Hunger by 2030

The State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI) 2014 tells us that the hunger target of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)—cutting in half the proportion of undernourished people—is within reach. Even better, the evidence shows that the world is making progress rapidly enough to end hunger by 2030. Setting and achieving a goal to end hunger and malnutrition in the post-MDG, post-2015 era can bring an end to widespread chronic hunger, which affects more than 800 million people today.

The World Bank on October 8, 2014

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Despite progress, number of children in poverty remains the same

Texas has progressed significantly in making sure more children have access to meals, but the number of children living in poverty remains about the same, speakers told participants at the Together at the Table Texas Hunger and Poverty Summit at Baylor University.

The Baptist Standard on October 6, 2014

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Ebola Crisis Expected to Become a Food Crisis

Rice farmers in Liberia’s Lofa County were celebrating a rice surplus earlier this year, helped by a U.S. funded program to increase agricultural productivity. The small-holder farmers, who previously produced just enough to consume themselves, were able to sell 125 bags of rice through their cooperative.

The Christian Post on October 3, 2014

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U.S. poverty declines in 2013, median income stagnant, Census Bureau finds

WASHINGTON — An improved economy with more full-time workers drove a decline in the national poverty rate in 2013 _ the first in seven years _ and the first decline in the nation’s child poverty rate in 13 years, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released Tuesday.

Ledger-Enquirer on September 16, 2014

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Evangelical Ads Changed Attitudes on Immigration, Study Finds

The Evangelical Immigration Table's efforts to build support for immigration reform have achieved modest success, according to new research.

The Christian Post on September 5, 2014

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