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“Zimbabwe: Chronic Malnutrition Threatens Children's Growth As Poverty Bites,” by AllAfrica. “At the age of 12, Tendai Munhamo, a grade 7 pupil at a primary school in Chiwundura, on the outskirts of Gweru, has the height of an eight year old girl.”
“Sanders calls poverty rate shameful,” by WTOL.com. “Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders roused the crowd at the Democratic Women's Alliance in Washington, D.C. on Friday saying how a change is needed for an economy to benefit the working class.”
“Invest in child nutrition,” by Julia Tedesco and Mairead Hartmann, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. “Whether at school or at work, adults and kids alike know how hard it is to concentrate when your stomach starts to rumble.”
“Are Criminal Justice Reforms and Immigration Policy at Odds?” by Marisa Franco and Jeronimo Saldaña, The Huffington Post. “The Department of Justice recently announced a decision to release 6,000 people from federal prison. As part of that announcement, agency officials noted that 1/3 of the people released are immigrants who will be quickly deported. There is a clear and troubling pattern where policy reforms in the criminal justice system do not extend to immigrants in the criminal justice or immigration enforcement systems. The glaring question is: why not?”
“Uganda: Support Rural Farmers to Fight Hunger, Increase Their Incomes,” by (Opinion) AllAfrica. “Every October 16, the world marks World Food Day. This year's theme - 'social protection and agriculture, breaking the cycle for rural poverty' - requires us to recognise the importance of food security and income enhancement. It means empowering rural-based farmers through strong social security systems and safety nets for sustainable food security. This should be our focus in eradicating hunger and poverty, providing food and nutrition security, wise use and effective (sustainable) management of natural resources, protecting our environment thus achieving sustainable development, particularly in rural areas.”
“More than 130 Law Enforcement Officials Call for Ending Mass Incarceration,” by Democracy Now! “More than 130 police chiefs, prosecutors and sheriffs have called for curbing mass incarceration in the United States. New York City Police Chief Bill Bratton and Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck were among those to call for ending mandatory minimums and creating alternatives to prison. Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said the plan involves rethinking definitions of crime.”
“Anti-Hunger Group Urges No Cuts To Child Nutrition Programs,” by By Shelby Lin Erdman, 90.1WABE Atlanta. “Anti-hunger advocates are keeping a close eye on the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act.”
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.