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“USDA summer meals sites feed hungry children,” by Debbie LaPlaca, Telegram.com. “For the thousands of low-income families across the state who struggle to put food on the table, their children’s access to nutritious meals often ends with school summer break.”
“Senator Brown supports Hunger Free Summer for Kids Act,” by William Lambers, Examiner.com. “Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) yesterday announced co-sponsorship of the Hunger Free Summer for Kids Act. This legislation would tackle the massive summer feeding crisis in America.”
“President Obama celebrates innovative approach to reduce hunger, poverty,” by Shannon Heine, General Mills.com. “As part of President Obama’s tour of Africa last week, he visited an Ethiopian food processor, Faffa Food Share Company, where he received an immersion into the power a unique public-private partnership between the USAID, TechnoServe and General Mills-founded non-profit Partners in Food Solutions (PFS) can have in promoting nutrition and food security in Africa.”
“UW’s HOPE Lab: Low-income college students need free lunch too,” by Pat Schneider, Madison.com “Instituting a college free lunch program, like the one that feeds low-income students in K-12 schools, is one way to help more students access the “great anti-poverty tool” of a college education, UW-Madison’s Wisconsin HOPE Lab said in testimony submitted Wednesday to the National Commission on Hunger.”
“Boozman leads efforts to provide flexibility to summer meal programs,” by THV11. “U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) introduced the Hunger Free Summer for Kids Act, legislation to make federal child nutrition programs more efficient and flexible to reach children in need during the summer months when school meals are not available.”
“Mass Incarceration's Failure: America's Bias in Arrest, Conviction and Sentencing,” by Antonio Moore, The Huffington Post. “Mass incarceration has become one of the most debated criminal justice issues in American media. Through this dialogue a movement to decrease the number of people imprisoned has gained momentum, as we have realized the error in the model of incarceration used over the last 30 years in the United States. Interestingly, the reality of the systems truly unfair application, and the resulting fallout has not been covered fully.”
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.