Learn the Issues

Watch the stories below to learn more about the issues driving this year's Offering of Letters. Then, take action by signing our petition to the president and writing to your members of Congress.

Barbie’s Story:
Domestic Nutrition Programs

Barbie's Story (04:16) illustrates how the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provide children in the United States with a better chance at life. This video is an excerpt from A Place at the Table.
John’s Story:
Tax Credits and Working Families

John's Story (05:38) follows a single father in the Chicago suburbs who lost his middle class job during the recession and is now piecing together income and food resources to provide for his family. This video is an excerpt from The Line.

En Español: La Historia de John (05:38)

Rosie's Story:
Hunger in the Classroom

Rosie's Story (03:21) reveals the challenges of a 10-year-old rural girl living in a food insecure household and a community's response to her hunger. This video is an excerpt from A Place at the Table.
Malnutrition is Everywhere:
Changing Lives Through PFDA

Malnutrition Is Everywhere (04:05) illustrates the benefits of poverty-focused development assistance. Shot at the Nutrition Rehabilitation Home in Dhangadhi, Nepal, the video shows the positive effects of nutrition and education for mothers and children in their first 1,000 days of life.

En Español: La Desnutrición la Encontramas en Todos Lados (04:02)
Sheila's Story:
Fighting to Overcome Poverty

Sheila's Story (03:52) tells the inspiring story of a single mother in Chicago who overcame poverty and violence to make a better life for her children. This video is an excerpt from The Line.

En Español: La Historia de Sheila (03:52)
The Line:
Struggling Below the Poverty Line

The Line (40:00) uncovers the emerging and entrenched faces of poverty in our country — such as a former banker and single father in the suburbs who now relies on a food pantry and an aging Louisiana fisherman whose shrimp business has been devastated by the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
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