Hunger in the News

September 14, 2015
Hunger in the News: Immigration, mass incarceration, India, and sustainable development . Photo: Bread for the World

In this week's edition: School lunch, cost of living, debt ceiling, refugee crisis, climate change, building food security

School lunch programs will suffer if Congress fails to act,” by Christine Rushton, USA Today.  “With Congress returned from its summer recess Tuesday, the legislators face a deadline at the end of September to reauthorize child nutrition programs like the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.”

Mapping the Difference Between Minimum Wage and Cost of Living,” by Tanvi Misra, CityLab. “There’s no county in America where a minimum wage earner can support a family.”

On Lawmakers’ Agenda: Raise the Debt Ceiling,” by Nick Timiraos, The Wall Street Journal. “Lawmakers back to Capitol Hill this week face a packed agenda of unfinished fiscal business ripe for partisan scrapes.”

UN agencies 'broke and failing' in face of ever-growing refugee crisis,” by Harriet Grant, The Guardian.  “Damage will be impossible to reverse, warns head of UNHCR, after 10% fall in funding forces cuts to food rations and closure of clinics”

Pope Francis: Climate change has 'grave social consequences' if not addressed,” by Andre Mitchell, Christian Today. “After releasing a powerful encyclical about the environment, Pope Francis has once again warned the public that climate change has serious "consequences," especially for the poor.”

Oregonians needing food stamps rising fast,” by Wayne Haverlly, KGW News. “If rents go up, something’s got to give, and a lot of times that’s food.”

Building a food-secure world helps America prosper,” by Tjada McKenna, AgriPulse. “For many countries like ours, the path from poverty to prosperity has run through agriculture, but agriculture's promise has not yet been fully realized around the world.”

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