Hunger in the News

Child Nutrition Reauthorization
March 4, 2016
by Dan Michel

 

Poorest Areas Have Missed Out on Boons of Recovery, Study Finds | New York Times

The issue and causes of hunger and poverty are very complex. Many factors including geography contribute to these problems. The New York Times examines how areas of the country hit hard by the economic downturn are finding it hard to rebuild during the periods of recovery.

See the dilemmas facing poor neighborhoods >>

 

Political Will is Key to Ending Hunger | The Hill

This piece co-authored by Feeding America CEO Diana Aviv and Food Research and Action Center CEO Jim Weill coincides with a recent conference to discuss hunger issues and advocacy. They echoed the general feelings of most voters (from all party persuasion) that hunger is a very important issue that requires the government to do more.

Read about getting hunger discussed in government >>

 

USDA Improves the WIC Shopping Experience to Better Serve our Nation's Low-Income, New and Expecting Mothers and Their Young Children | USDA Press Release

Eliminating barriers for all food assistance programs will help partcipants get the nutrition they need. This is a great step to help Women, Infants and Children utilize these benefits.

How the USDA is making life easier for WIC participants >>

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