Category Archives: Hunger

1 In 5 Americans Struggled To Afford Food in 2010

Nearly one in five Americans struggled to afford enough food for themselves and their families in 2010, according to a new report released yesterday by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). The report analyzes data that was collected by … Continue reading

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Share Our Strength Expands “No Kid Hungry” To New Mexico

On Friday, February 25, Share Our Strength, in partnership with the New Mexico Collaboration to End Hunger (a coalition of more than 80 public and private agencies and groups), launched another “No Kid Hungry” Campaign in New Mexico – bringing … Continue reading

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Media Blitz Around “Hunger in Schools” Report

Last week , Share Our Strength released their  second annual report on hunger in the classroom– “Hunger in Our Schools: Share Our Strength’s Teacher Report.” (See our previous blog post, below, on 02/22/11). The report has received significant media coverage … Continue reading

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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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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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