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'We went backwards': two families, one broken American dream - The Guardian

'We went backwards': two families, one broken American dream - The Guardian | HUNGER IN AMERICA 2013 | Scoop.it
'We went backwards': two families, one broken American dream
The Guardian
Anyone with doubts as to the ongoing resourcefulness of ordinary Americans should watch the Frontline documentary, Two American Families, which aired on PBS this week.
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Farm Bill Deal To Hungry Americans: You're on Your Own - The Atlantic

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Farm Bill Deal To Hungry Americans: You're on Your Own
The Atlantic
Here's why not: because that means, as anyone in the anti-hunger community recognizes, pushing the 47 million Americans on food stamps onto an ice floe.
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Last Week in Poverty: The Older Americans Act and U.S. Seniors

Last Week in Poverty: The Older Americans Act and U.S. Seniors | HUNGER IN AMERICA 2013 | Scoop.it

Honoring our grandparents, our elders—in these divisive times, at least we hold this value in common, right?

As children, we dutifully sat through long visits or lectures from older relatives, teachers, neighbors or family friends; and then wised up to learn that some of these relationships would prove to be our most enduring.

It’s enough to make you think that maybe—just maybe—this shared experience would lead to a steadfast commitment from policymakers to ensure that those who cared for us, fought for us, and raised us, are able to meet their basic needs.

But if you attended Senator Bernie Sanders’s hearing on reducing senior poverty and hunger through the Older Americans Act (OAA) on Wednesday, you were in for a rude awakening.


Via Jocelyn Stoller, SustainOurEarth
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Harry Chapin Food Bank to pick up services of Wake Up America - Naples Daily News

Harry Chapin Food Bank to pick up services of Wake Up America - Naples Daily News | HUNGER IN AMERICA 2013 | Scoop.it
Harry Chapin Food Bank to pick up services of Wake Up America Naples Daily News By working together, we will continue to be able to feed hungry people in need in Lee County.” Under the new arrangement, the Harry Chapin Food Bank will serve as the...
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Feeding America's poor - why food stamps won't go away - Channel 4 News

Feeding America's poor - why food stamps won't go away - Channel 4 News | HUNGER IN AMERICA 2013 | Scoop.it
The USA may be one of the richest and most dynamic economies in the world, but one in six Americans receive help with their grocery bills in the form of food stamps, funded by the federal government.
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Facing America's Hidden Crisis - Huffington Post

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Facing America's Hidden Crisis
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I've occasionally visited soup kitchens and food pantries while reporting on a problem that never seems to go away: hunger in America. And each time, I notice a certain ...
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Editorial: Hungry and sick in Opie Taylor's America - STLtoday.com (blog)

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Editorial: Hungry and sick in Opie Taylor's America
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Some on the GOP's conservative fringe also voted no, believing the cuts did not go deep enough. ...
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Gathering Change Film Screening Tackles Hunger in America - Patch.com

Gathering Change Film Screening Tackles Hunger in America - Patch.com | HUNGER IN AMERICA 2013 | Scoop.it
Gathering Change Film Screening Tackles Hunger in America Patch.com “Come to learn more about hunger in America and in our communities, and to discuss concrete steps you can take to ensure that everyone has access to reasonably priced, nutritious...
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Hunger and the Sequester, By the Numbers | Sequester Watch, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com

Hunger and the Sequester, By the Numbers | Sequester Watch, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com | HUNGER IN AMERICA 2013 | Scoop.it

See how the sequester cuts are hurting programs that fight hunger in America and around the world.

  

Sequestration cuts will total $1.2 trillion through fiscal year 2021. This year there is a 5.3 percent cut, totaling $85 billion. The cuts are indiscriminate and will impact nearly every federal program.*Here are some of the ways this year’s cut is affecting food and hunger programs, in America and abroad. 


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One Nation, Underfed: DB Director Kristi Jacobson’s Incredible New Documentary Shines Spotlight on Hunger in America | DB Productions

One Nation, Underfed: DB Director Kristi Jacobson’s Incredible New Documentary Shines Spotlight on Hunger in America | DB Productions | HUNGER IN AMERICA 2013 | Scoop.it
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The Geography of Hunger in America - The Atlantic Cities

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The Geography of Hunger in America
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Map the Meal Gap | Food Insecurity in your County

Map the Meal Gap | Food Insecurity in your County | HUNGER IN AMERICA 2013 | Scoop.it
2011 Child Food Insecurity information added to the Map the Meal Gap interactive map. (Learn about #hunger in your community w/ our Map the Meal Gap map. http://t.co/P8BjXC3vWa Please retweet!
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Readers Write: Hunger shouldn't have a place in the US - The Island Now

Readers Write: Hunger shouldn't have a place in the US
The Island Now
This year the INN will serve more than 400,000 meals to America the hungry. More than 1,000 families will have access to our emergency shelters or transitional housing programs.
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