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“Failure to do enough to address Syrian hunger helps ISIS recruitment,” by William Lambers (Opinion), Cleveland.com. “Hungry Syrian refugees are targets for recruitment by ISIS terrorists. The U.N. World Food Program's director, Ertharin Cousin, raised the alarm about this frightening prospect after meeting displaced Syrians in Jordan and Lebanon.”
“Food banks get assistance as poverty permeates the suburbs,” by Kimberly Pennington, Christian Examiner. “Churches play a key role in helping food banks nationwide that face increased demands and declining resources, according to the director of a food bank serving hungry families just outside of Washington.”
“Helping students navigate the harshest challenges of poverty,” by Gene Nichol, The News & Observer. “Many North Carolina public school teachers see firsthand the challenges faced by children living in deep poverty: Kids who often don’t have enough to eat, who sometimes don’t own coats or who wear the same clothes day after day, who live in houses or apartments containing almost no food and little furniture, in dangerous neighborhoods and unsafe buildings.”
“A black eye for Pennsylvania: with nearly 4 out of 10 Latinos living in high-poverty neighborhoods, it's worst in the nation, by far,” by Jeff Hawkes, LancasterOnline. “Latinos in many parts of Lancaster city are becoming poorer, and the pockets of poverty where many live are deepening. Those are a few of many findings Franklin & Marshall College researchers included in a study titled "Lancaster Prospers?" But the story is not unique to Lancaster at all and is likely repeating itself in cities large and small across Pennsylvania.”
“’A Profound, Glaring Injustice,’” by Leon Neyfakh, Slate. “Being in favor of criminal justice reform these days is fashionable in Washington. Politicians from the left and the right seem to agree that with 2.2 million people either in federal prison, state prison, or jail, the United States is keeping a shameful percentage of its population behind bars.”
“Congresswoman calls for reauthorization of programs that combat hunger,” by Brielle Urciuoli, NJ.com. “Nearly 10,000 Trenton children receive free or reduced-cost lunch throughout the school year. But in the summer months, the number drops to about 1,500.”
These fact sheets provide a snapshot of hunger and poverty in the United States and in each state plus Washington, D.C.
Conflict is a main driver of the recent increase in hunger around the world and of forced migration. Hunger also contributes to conflict.
“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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This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-African people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.
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.