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“Anti-Hunger Advocates, State Rep. Davis Press For Congressional Action On Child Nutrition Programs,” by Ellyn Fortino, Progress Illinois. “The deadline is nearing for Congress to reauthorize federal child nutrition programs, and local anti-hunger advocates are urging lawmakers to take action.”
“The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic. “American politicians are now eager to disown a failed criminal-justice system that’s left the U.S. with the largest incarcerated population in the world. But they've failed to reckon with history. Fifty years after Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s report “The Negro Family” tragically helped create this system, it's time to reclaim his original intent.”
“Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: It's about rural people,” by Kanayo F. Nwanze, Thomas Reuters Foundation. “In a few days, world leaders will meet at United Nations headquarters in New York to adopt a new global plan of action for ending poverty and hunger, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”
"Pope's U.S. Visit Spurs Catholic Support For Criminal Justice Reform,” by Carrie Johnson, NPR. “The Pope's visit to the U.S. next week is generating excitement across Washington, and advocates who want to overhaul the criminal justice system are hoping the Pope will lend his popularity to their cause. They want to push lawmakers to reduce long prison sentences for nonviolent drug offenders and support early release.”
“Why America's poverty rate has persisted,” by Michelle Toh, The Christian Science Monitor. “The national poverty level remained unchanged last year, even as strong job growth brought optimism. The problem is that too many of those jobs pay too little, experts say.”
Afghanistan would be considered likely to have high rates of hunger because at least two of the major causes of global hunger affect it—armed conflict and fragile governmental institutions.
Malnutrition is responsible for nearly half of all preventable deaths among children under 5. Every year, the world loses hundreds of thousands of young children and babies to hunger-related causes.
Bread for the World is calling on the Biden-Harris administration and Congress to build a better 1,000-Days infrastructure in the United States.
“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 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.