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Originally posted on SOCIAL DISCUSSION:
With the holidays now at an end, and the New Year upon us, we thought we’d re-post an article my partner and I wrote this time last year.  Focusing on homelessness in Central Florida, the…

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Children Living in High-Poverty Communities > 25% Over Last Decade

Citing recent findings by the Annie E. Casey Foundation,  the Philanthropy News Digest reports that nearly eight million children in America live in areas of high poverty — about 1.6 million more since 2000. Based in part on data from the U.S. Census … Continue reading

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Long Lines For Free School Meals, Thanks to The Economy

The number of students receiving free or reduced-price school lunches rose to 21 million last school year, up from 18 million in 2006-07. That number represents a 17 percent increase, according to an analysis by The New York Times of … Continue reading

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People Are Starving, But There Is Enough Food To Go Around

Another amazing infographic, this time provided by the good folks at Fast Company, and reported by Morgan Clendadinel. One in seven people in the world is malnourished. But the research presented here makes a strong case that the solution isn’t … Continue reading

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Just What Is “Food Insecurity,” Anyway?

Major props to the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger for tweeting about it, and the amazing folks at Good for producing this “Empty Pantry” infographic that lays out in chilling detail the scary truth about the concept of  “food insecurity.” … Continue reading

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World Food Programme Hunger Map

  This comes to us via a great post on Google+ by Valeria Maltoni.  It’s a world hunger overview infographic, just produced by the World Food Programme. Informative, and sobering. The link to the full-size map is here.  

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Watchdog: USDA To Audit School Food Service Companies

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s watchdog arm plans to look closely at whether the food-service-management companies running many school cafeterias are passing along all the discounts and rebates they receive from their suppliers to the districts that hire them. Education … Continue reading

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“Let’s Get To Work” – NOT

  Florida Govenor Rick Scott WHY IS THIS MAN SMILING? TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Pink slips are going out to more than 1,600 state workers in the next two days (by Friday), a grim reminder of the human toll of the … Continue reading

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Good Nutrition News For Florida Kids!

This just in, and finally there’s a bit of good news on the child nutrition front: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –  June 23, 2011 Tallahassee, FL – Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam issued the following statement today in response to Governor Rick Scott … Continue reading

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Funding For Early-Childhood Education Declined From 2009 To 2010

Funding for early-childhood education declined between 2009 and 2010, even as the Obama administration urged states to increase pre-kindergarten programs for 3- and 4-year-olds, according to a study released earlier this week by the National Institute for Early Education Research. … Continue reading

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