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About endchildhungerblog

End Childhood Hunger/End Child Hunger advocates for greater access to existing federal programs such as school breakfast, school lunch, after-school snacks, after-school dinners, summer meals, and more nutrition education. We utilize social media for advocacy and to support public and private like-minded organizations, educate, promote awareness, fight for change and for an end to childhood hunger.

Valentine Love: President’s FY 2012 Budget Proposal Includes Restoration of SNAP Cuts

As reported by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), the proposed 2012 budget released by President Barack Obama on Febuary 14th, 2011, provides strong support for the federal nutrition programs and the anticipated growth in those programs – especially … Continue reading

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Food Stamps (SNAP) Benefits Now Helping 1 In 5 In Jacksonville, FL

The Florida Times-Union reports recently that Food Stamp use has more than doubled in Duval County over the past five years. That grim statistic is twice the national average and is the second highest in a study of 22 cities … Continue reading

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Just Released: “Hunger in Our Schools: Share Our Strength’s Teacher Report”

Just released this afternoon:  “Hunger in Our Schools: Share Our Strength’s Teachers Report.” Because teachers are on the frontlines of this battle, Share Our Strength wanted to hear directly from them about the hunger they witness in the classroom. One … Continue reading

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Kids Growing up to Be Soldiers? NOT!

Slightly off-subject for us, but troubling news: Whether you are pro or anti-military, the simple fact is that most young adults in the U.S. cannot qualify for military service, and one major reason lies with our troubled educational system. USA … Continue reading

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America Losing The War On Poverty

via Gawker“ It’s not always just about Kids. 43% of Hispanic women who live alone, and 34% of black women who live alone, live in poverty. One in six older Americans lives below the federal poverty line, according to a … Continue reading

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How Many Low-Income Florida Kids Getting School Breakfast?

It’s a busy day on the child nutrition front. The Food Research and Action Center has released its annual School Breakfast Scorecard and Urban School Breakfast Report. How many low-income kids in Florida are getting school breakfast? Not enough. You … Continue reading

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WalMart, FRAC & Others Launch Breakfast In The Classroom Inititative

Walmart has announced a $3 million program, in partnership with the Food Research and Action Center, NAESP Foundation and the School Nutrition Foundation to support and pomote the “Breakfast in the Classroom” inititative. Fact: There are more than 25 million … Continue reading

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Revised Census Formula Shows More Living In Poverty

The number of poor people in the United States in 2009 was millions higher than previously known, with 1 in 6 Americans — many of them 65 and older — struggling in poverty due to rising medical care and other … Continue reading

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Kraft “Fight Hunger Bowl” Raising Money And Awareness

The Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, to be played January 9th between Nevada & Boston College, is the only college football bowl game raising money and awareness regarding the hunger problem in the United States. The bowl game will celebrate the … Continue reading

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Gerber and Yum-o! Form Partnership To Fight Hunger

Gerber has teamed up with non-profit organization Yum-o! to fight hunger and raise awareness of nutrition. To support the alliance, Gerber will donate one dollar for every “Like” added on its Facebook page by January 15, 2011. Yum-o! encourages families … Continue reading

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