Hunger in the News: Summer meals, mass incarceration, and Feed the Future

August 10, 2015
Hunger in the News: Immigration, mass incarceration, India, and sustainable development . Photo: Bread for the World

USDA summer meals sites feed hungry children,” by Debbie LaPlaca, “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, “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 “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,  “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.”

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