Hunger in the News: Child nutrition, food pantries, and poverty

Hunger in the News

How N.J. became a nationwide leader in reducing prison population,” by S.P. Sullivan, “Over the last three years, New Jersey has reduced its prison population at a greater rate than nearly every other U.S. state, according to a new report from the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School.”

Hunger, malnutrition both causes of poverty,” by Judith Akolo , Kenya Broadcasting Corporation. “Uganda Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda has said that hunger and malnutrition are both causes and effects of poverty. Dr. Rugunda was speaking at the the sixth commemoration of the Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security, being held at Speke Resort Munyonyo in Uganda.”

Childhood nutrition focus of Stabenow meeting,” by “U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) – ranking member and chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry – met Wednesday with Academy Award-winning actor and longtime hunger advocate Jeff Bridges to hear firsthand his interest in ending childhood hunger. Senate Agriculture Committee members Sens. John Boozman (R-AR), Robert Casey (D-PA), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) also joined the conversation.”

Food pantries for hungry students spread at California colleges,” by Alexei Koseff, The Sacramento Bee. “Freedom Allison arrived at Sacramento State in late August for the start of fall semester with two weeks to go until her next food assistance benefit from the state’s CalFresh program.”

Could you live on $1.90 a day? That’s the international poverty line,” by Jason Hickel, The Guardian. “A few weeks ago the World Bank changed the international poverty line from $1.25 to $1.90 per day. Normally, changes to the poverty line slide by without attracting much attention, but for some reason this time people got excited. At first glance, it looks as if the bank has finally admitted that the old line was just too low, and has raised it to a more meaningful standard.”

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