Monthly Archives: October 2010

Share Our Strength Launches No Kid Hungry Campaign November 10th

It’s official: November 10th is the official launch date of the No Kid Hungry Campaign by Share Our Strength, the nation’s leading anti- hunger advocacy organization.  Also on November 10th, as part of the campaign, Share Our Strength is asking for everyone … Continue reading

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“Lights on Afterschool” Raises Awareness

More than 1 million Americans  celebrated the 11th annual Lights On Afterschool on October 21, 2010. A project of the Afterschool Alliance, the event is designed to call attention to the afterschool programs that keep kids safe, inspire them to learn … Continue reading

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Help Your Local Food Bank: Support Twitter For Food This Halloween!

Fill Bags of Candy, Collect Bags of Food! Our good friend and inspiring hunger fighter Tim Blair of Twitter For Food is promoting a great idea to fight hunger this Halloween  – He’s asking local hunger advocates around the country … Continue reading

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USDA Announces 2010 Grants For Promotion Of Farmers Markets

The USDA has announced 2010 grants for the Farmers Market Promotion Program, with a stated goal of expanding consumer access to food and promoting new income opportunities for food producers. More than one million dollars will go to 27 new … Continue reading

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October 1st CQ Researcher

Purportedly focusing on the issue of “Preventing Obesity,” the October 1, 2010 CQ Researcher, published by CQ Press, is out and it is an amazing resource that fuels a much broader discussion of the role of food in our society. Here’s just … Continue reading

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41.8 Million Americans Received SNAP/Food Stamps In July 2010

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) reports that in July 2010, SNAP/Food Stamps participation set a new record: 41,836,330 persons, an increase of 560,873 individuals from July 2010, the prior record level, and an increase of more than 6.2 … Continue reading

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Poverty Soars, the Suffering of Kids And Families Increases

The American Community Survey for 2009, released on September 28th by the U.S. Census Bureau is out, the numbers are in, and the crisis of Poverty in the United States reaches new heights. Lots of links are included below to follow … Continue reading

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