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“How N.J. became a nationwide leader in reducing prison population,” by S.P. Sullivan, N.J.com. “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 UPMatters.com. “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.”
These fact sheets provide a snapshot of hunger and poverty in the United States and in each state plus Washington, D.C.
With the coronavirus now spreading in low-resource contexts and new waves of infection expected in the coming year, better nutrition for vulnerable people is more important than ever.
“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in faith.” These words from Colossians 2:6 remind us of the faith that is active in love for our neighbors.
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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is designed to respond to changes in need, making it well suited to respond to crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bread for the World and its partners are asking Congress to provide $200 million for global nutrition in the fiscal year 2020 budget.
In 2017, 11.8 percent of households in the U.S.—40 million people—were food-insecure, meaning that they were unsure at some point during the year about how they would provide for their next meal.