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Cutting food stamps is a bad way to balance the budget

"Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise." (Luke 3:11)

National Catholic Reporter on November 2, 2013

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Food Stamp Cuts Will Affect Approximately 4.7 Million Black Households

Approximately 4.7 million African-American households will see their monthly food stamp allotment dramatically reduced beginning on Friday, Bread for the World reported this week.

The NorthStar News & Analysis on October 31, 2013

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Bread for the World Urges Congress to Protect Food Stamps and Improve International Food Aid in the Farm Bill

As millions of families brace for automatic cuts to SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps), members of the House and Senate meet today to finalize a farm bill that will impact vital anti-hunger programs–specifically SNAP and international food aid.

Ace News Services on October 31, 2013

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Shutdown costly to poor due to lost jobs

The recent federal government shutdown was especially disastrous for poor people across the country, according to one advocate for the poor.

Iowa Farmer Today on October 31, 2013

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A sermon preached on Bread for the World Sunday in All Saint’s Episcopal Church, Princeton, Year C, Proper 24 on Luke 18: 1-8 by the Rev. Hugh E. Brown, III, D. Min., Rector, Sunday, October 20, 2013

All Saints' Church on October 30, 2013

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'Like the Bite of Crabs'

...Hunger feels like pincers, 
like the bite of crabs; 
it burns, burns, and has no fire.
Hunger is a cold fire.

The Huffington Post on October 29, 2013

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Quote of the Day: Rev. David Beckmann

Grassroots activists are doing their part, individuals are doing their part, and it is now government’s turn to do its part by setting a goal to end hunger. We must tell our leaders that balancing the budget on poor and hungry people is distasteful and careless. 

Humanitarian News on October 28, 2013

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Food stamp cuts will hurt hungry Hoosiers

As you look down the line of people waiting to get into our local food pantries, you find a multitude of different stories, social backgrounds and education levels, but what is common among many of them is fear.

Indystar.com on October 24, 2013

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Farm Bill meetings to decide fate of food aid

Bread for the World said today the U.S. Congress will start to finalize the Farm Bill on October 30th. What's at stake is funding for programs that fight hunger in America and overseas. 

examiner.com on October 22, 2013

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A Goal To End Hunger

Tied to the World Food Prize Foundation’s 2013 Borlaug Dialogue, the Skoll World Forum is featuring several keynote speakers writing at the nexus of three subjects central to the global challenges we face in the 21st century: biotechnology, sustainability, and climate volatility.

Forbes on October 19, 2013

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Official: Shutdown hurt hungry people most

Overlooked in the stories of national park closures and war memorial barricades are the millions of hungry people, here and abroad, who have been hurt most by the federal government shutdown.

globegazette.com on October 16, 2013

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Groups keep pressure on regarding food aid

A group of 40 agricultural, maritime, non-governmental and private voluntary organizations, ports and harbors, and faith-based organizations recently detailed in a letter to farm bill conferees what the coalition supports in terms of food-aid policies and programs in the next farm bill.

Feedstuffs on October 16, 2013

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Hunger advocate: Budget impasse is hurting the poor

The government shutdown is hurting poor people, and it will only get worse next year if the impasse over the federal budget continues, said David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World.

DesMoinesRegister.com on October 16, 2013

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Film to focus on national, world hunger issues before Empty Bowls event

While Empty Bowls has focused the community’s attention on local hunger prevention efforts, an addition to this weekend’s event will look at the issue from a national and global level.

stevens point journal.com on October 15, 2013

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Hunger Is On The Rise In Missouri. How Can We Reverse The Trend?

According to a report released in September by the University of Missouri-Columbia, the percent of people who have inadequate access to food rose more in Missouri than in any other state in the nation from 2000 to 2010.

St.Louis PublicRadio on October 15, 2013

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Faithful Filibuster: Christian leaders read Scripture, exhort Congress to care

Under a cloudy and drizzly sky, across the street from the U.S. Capitol, David Beckmann read passages from the prophet Isaiah.

The Washington Post on October 9, 2013

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Religious Leaders Stage "Faithful Filibuster" Across From US Capitol

Religious leaders frustrated by the federal budget deadlock are staging what they call a "faithful filibuster" across the street from the U.S. Capitol, reading the more than 2,000 Bible verses they say express God's concern for the poor.

41WMGT on October 9, 2013

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Religious leaders unite against ‘immoral’ shutdown

While most of the commentary about the shutdown has focused on the politics involved, religious leaders are concerned about the moral implications.

msnbc on October 1, 2013

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Catholic, other religious leaders decry U.S. government shutdown

Anticipating the worst, religious leaders gathered the day before the federal government shut down to denounce what they called "political brinkmanship. 

Catholic News Service on October 1, 2013

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Faith leaders fear for poor in U.S. shutdown

A group of U.S. faith leaders warned today that the impending shutdown of the U.S. government has “enormous implications,” both at home and abroad, for the poor and those trying to fill in the gaps to support them.

The Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church on October 1, 2013

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