Hunger in the News: Tax credits, child nutrition, and government shutdown threat

November 23, 2015
Hunger in the News

UNH study: Tax credit keeping children out of poverty,” Fosters. “Absent the federal Earned Income Tax credit (EITC) two percent more of the population would be poor, according to new research out of the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire.”

Syria refugee fight emerges as government shutdown threat,” by Peter Schroeder and Tim Devaney, The Hill.  “The fight over blocking refugees from Syria and Iraq has emerged as one of the biggest hurdles to Congress completing work on a year-long spending bill and preventing a government shutdown.”

Children join push for child nutrition reauthorization,” WRDW-TV News 12. “While the original Sept. 30th deadline has come and gone, members of Congress are currently working to reauthorize the bill before the new December 11th budget deadline.”

UN: 600M More People Face Risk of Hunger Due to Climate Change,” teleSUR. “As many as 600 million more people in communities around the globe risk facing a decrease in food security and an increase in hunger as climate change worsens, according to the United Nations.”

Looking beyond food aid to tackle malnutrition in Sudan,” by Jenny Lei Ravelo, Devex. “The road to nutrition isn’t straightforward, and there are many interconnected factors aside from food supply that must be addressed — including linking livelihood opportunities and engaging community members in wider understanding of nutrition interventions, as well as garnering donor support for long-term projects.”

 

Tools
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.
  • U.S. Hunger and Poverty State Fact Sheets

    These fact sheets provide a snapshot of hunger and poverty in the United States and in each state plus Washington, D.C. 

  • Conflict and Fragility Are Hunger Issues

    Conflict is a main driver of the recent increase in hunger around the world and of forced migration. Hunger also contributes to conflict.

For Faith

  • 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.

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  • 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...

  • In Times Like These … A Pan-African Christian Devotional for Public Policy Engagement

    This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-Af­rican people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.

For Advocacy