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“Their Crimes Reclassified, Some Californian Felons Get A Second Chance,” by Marisa Lagos, NPR. “Last November, voters in California overwhelmingly approved Proposition 47, which lets people with some nonviolent felonies petition a court to reduce their crimes to misdemeanors. And that has opened up new opportunities for many former offenders.”
“UN says 4.5 million Ethiopians now in need of food aid after poor rains,” The Guardian. “After failed rains, some 4.5m people are now projected to require assistance, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (Ocha), the World Food Programme and the UN children’s agency, Unicef, said.”
“U.N. Says Aid Increase Would Cut Migration,” by Somini Sengupta and Rick Gladstone, The New York Times. “The new top emergency relief official here urged the world’s rich countries on Wednesday to step up aid to war zones in the Middle East and Africa so that refugees are not forced to seek safety in Europe.”
“Our Voice: We must adopt legislation to feed more kids in summer,” by Editorial Board, Springfield News Leader. “Federal child nutrition programs feed more children than any other organization in the United States. But those programs fall short during summer months.”
“Low-Income Workers Have Nowhere Affordable To Live, New Report Shows,” by Daniel Marans, The Huffington Post. “Low-income workers and their families do not earn enough to live in even the least expensive metropolitan American communities, according to a new analysis of families’ living costs published Wednesday.”
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.