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Changing the Future in 1,000 Days

Quietly, steadily, we are building critical mass in the fight against hunger and malnutrition, especially as it affects the youngest and most vulnerable. On Saturday, June 8, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron hosted the Nutrition for Growth Conference, at which governments and aid organizations pledged more than $4 billion toward the fight.

The Huffington Post on June 25, 2013

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Federal food program is an urgent need for many families

Cuts to the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, which issues food stamps to needy families, are already being felt in the St. Louis area. Now the House of Representatives is considering a further cut of $20 billion this year as part of the proposed farm bill.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch on June 22, 2013

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Letter of the Day (June 15): Food aid

The farm bill recently passed by the Senate includes cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — formerly known as food stamps — that will harm many families at risk of hunger (“Senate passes farm bill; House to take up issue this month,” June 11).

Star Tribune on June 15, 2013

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Addressing U.S., global child malnutrition a top priority for advocates

In 2008, the community dedicated to ending hunger globally was rocked when the prestigious medical journal The Lancet published its first series on maternal and childhood nutrition, showing that more than a third of child deaths and 11 percent of the rate of disease worldwide was the result of mothers and children being malnourished.

Catholic News Service on June 14, 2013

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Malnutrition in the Developing World

VOA's health correspondent Linord Moudou talks to Faustine Wabwire, Foreign Assistance Policy Analyst, with Bread for the World Institute, and Joseph Cahalan, CEO, Concern Worldwide US, about malnutrition.

YouTube on June 13, 2013

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A fitting legacy of Ireland’s EU Presidency

With developing countries’ growth rates higher than those of the Eurozone and progress towards the Millennium Development Goals accelerating, there is one challenge which is crippling the economic and social potential of almost a billion people: hunger. It kills 2.3 million children each year and results in 165 million becoming stunted, meaning that their bodies and brains are permanently damaged, with negative impacts on earning potential of as much as 20%.

World and Media on June 6, 2013

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Letter: Contact Congress about the Farm Bill

Thursday night, May 30, my wife and I saw the documentary “A Place at the Table” about the problem of hunger in America.

Newsleader.com on May 31, 2013

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Preventing Food Waste Could Feed the Hungry

As a child my family would often go camping. One of the things my dad taught us was to leave the campground as clean as we found it.

The Christian Post on May 29, 2013

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'Food Stamps' Cuts will hurt Poor Black Families

Both the House and Senate have passed bills that would reduce funding of the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly called food stamps, but the extent of the cuts will not become known until negotiators from both chambers agree to a compromise measure.

BlackVoiceNews.com on May 29, 2013

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House farm bill would leave millions hungry

The most recent version of the 2013 Farm Bill being debated in Congress effectively takes food out of the mouths of millions of people, at least half of them children.

Newsleader.com on May 26, 2013

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Guest opinion: Who speaks for the poor?

Enough is enough. In election after election voters tell candidates not to balance the budget on the back of the poor. And in session after session, the poor get forgotten, the poor get cut out, the poor get poorer, because the poor do not have the clout that other lobbying groups have.

Billings Gazette on May 19, 2013

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Catholic Charities USA laments food assistance cuts

Catholic Charities USA and other agencies across the country harshly criticized a $21 billion cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program included in the Farm Bill introduced recently to Congress.

DFWCatholic.org on May 18, 2013

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As Obama Pushes Overhaul of Food Aid, Panels in Congress Favor Smaller Changes

In response to the Obama administration’s plans to overhaul the nation’s international food aid program, which provides food to disaster-stricken regions, Congress this week began laying the groundwork for its own changes.

The New York Times on May 17, 2013

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Advocates Outraged Over $21 Billion Cut to Food Stamps Program

Congressional leaders and anti-hunger advocates expressed outrage over a U.S. House committee’s passage of a bill which includes a $21 billion slash in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, the nation’s largest nutrition assistance program.

AFRO on May 17, 2013

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The inconvenient truth about budget cuts

The Hill on May 17, 2013

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Reform is overlooking black immigrants' needs: Opinion

From farmworkers to chefs, nurses to surgeons, business leaders to professors, immigrants contribute important threads in our American quilt. 

Star-Ledger on May 17, 2013

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Africa and the Sequester: A Matter of Life or Death

In April, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced furloughs because of sequestration -- legislation that went into effect in March, automatically and incrementally cutting funding across the federal government over the next ten years. The potential decline in service at airports prompted outrage from travelers facing flight delays. Elected officials acted swiftly to pacify their constituents. In a political climate characterized by partisan bickering, Congress united to pass legislation within 24 hours, restoring funding and keeping FAA workers on the job.

The Huffington Post on May 16, 2013

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Deeper Cuts Seen as Congress Returns to Farms, Food Stamps

Lawmakers who last year failed to complete a rewrite of U.S. agricultural policy will restart their effort this week with pressure building for even bigger cuts for farmers and food-stamp recipients.

Bloomberg on May 13, 2013

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Proposal for Changes in Food Aid Sets Off Infighting in Congress

WASHINGTON — A proposal by the Obama administration to overhaul the international food aid program has set off a jurisdictional fight among members of several House and Senate committees, threatening to derail the most significant change to the program since it was created nearly 60 years ago.

New York Times on May 2, 2013

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Religious Leaders to Government: We Must Get Our Fiscal House In Order

Both Republicans and Democrats have a religion problem, and it has nothing to do with same-sex marriage, abortion, or religious liberty. Rather, their serious stumbling blocks are budgets, deficits, and debt-ceiling deadlines.

Religion and Politics on April 30, 2013

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