Hunger in the News: Climate change, tax breaks, and solving hunger

December 7, 2015
Hunger in the News

Tackling climate change and fighting hunger,” by José Graziano da Silva, (Commentary), “AS WE write, the COP21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, is being held in Paris, even as France’s capital struggles to overcome the tragedy wrought by the simultaneous terrorist attacks that killed at least 128 people a few days earlier. COP21 offers a fresh opportunity for the international community to come together and show its commitment to the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the most appropriate way to promote a fairer, safer and more inclusive world, where no one is left behind.”

This Could Be The Last Big Anti-Poverty Effort Of Obama's Presidency,” by Jonathan Cohn, The Huffington Post. “President Barack Obama and some of his allies are trying to transform an ugly piece of tax legislation into something that gives critical help to millions of low-income Americans.”

Think finals are tough? Real challenge for growing number of college students is getting enough to eat,” by Laura M. Colarusso, The Hechinger Report via "PBS NewsHour." “Every morning, as Christine Janumala prepares for her classes at Columbia University, she makes sure her bag is packed with all the essentials. Textbooks. Note pads. Pens. And at least one empty tub of Tupperware.”

Math Matters (But Actually): We Can Solve Hunger With Numbers,” by Maria Rose Belding, The Huffington Post. “Hear me out. I hated math in high school. In my 10th grade diary, I referred to geometry as 'a bunch of self-important shapes searching for nonexistent meaning.' (Sorry, Mr. Cutler.) At 16, I was full of sarcasm and empty of self-awareness, convinced learning trig was a waste of time and a distraction from the side project holding all my interest: trying to build a website for emergency food providers. Math felt like an exercise in frustration and wholly disconnected from trying to feed people struggling with hunger. I was wrong.”

To end preventable deaths worldwide, we must focus on nutrition,” by Mark Shriver and Ariel Pablos-Mendez, The Hill. “At homes across the United States last week, families gathered for Thanksgiving and enjoyed a feast of turkey, potatoes, vegetables and pie, or other culinary delights. But around the world, millions of mothers and children suffered from hunger and malnutrition on Thanksgiving, as they do every day.”


from our Resource Library

For Education

  • Election Resources

    One of the best times to raise the issues of hunger and poverty is during election campaigns. Engage candidates in your state/district on hunger and poverty using our elections resources.
  • Racially Equitable Responses to Hunger During COVID-19 and Beyond

    By Marlysa D. Gamblin and Kathleen King

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines food insecurity as when a person or household does not have regular, reliable access to the foods needed for good health. Black, Indigenous, and Other People of Color (BIPOC) have historically had higher...

  • Fact Sheet: COVID-19 Global Pandemic, Better Nutrition Protects Lives

    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.

For Faith

  • Finding Hope, Ending Hunger on Both Sides of the Border: A Bilingual Latino Devotional

    Devotional writers challenge us to feel the Spirit of God within us and to hear God’s urgent call to demand justice so all can put food on the table.
  • The Bible on Health as a Hunger Issue

    “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.

    The Bible on...

  • Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

    A diverse body of Christian leaders calls on the churches and Congress to focus on the integral connection.

    Dear Members of Congress,

    As the president and Congress are preparing their plans for this year, almost 100 church leaders—from all the families of U.S. Christianity—are...

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