Category Archives: Legislation

Govenor Scott – Isn’t The Value Of A Homeless Child More Than $6.00?

The Florida Coalition for the Homeless is responding to Governor Rick Scott’s proposed devastating cuts to homeless programs for the State. The Department of Children & Families has also proposed to eliminate all homeless funding. The Coalition’s PSA, now available for viewing on YouTube here, … Continue reading

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Share Our Strength Pitches “No Kid Hungry” At National Govenor’s Meeting

Inspiring news from the front lines of the child hunger battle: Share Our Strength laid the groundwork for expanding the reach of their “No Kid Hungry” campaign into new states through a series of events recently at the National Governors Association’s annual … Continue reading

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Now A Jilted Lover: President’s Budget Calls For Cuts In Support For Nonprofits

So much for the Valentine’s love: As reported here by the The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the Obama administration’s budget for fiscal year 2012 includes, among other things, a proposal to cap the value of itemized deductions, including those for charitable … 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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Child Nutrition Reauthorization Now Law

As reported by the Food Research and Action Center, President Obama signed into law the new Child Nutrition Reauthorization law on December 14th. Titled The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, it broadens the Afterschool Meal Program to cover all 50 states … Continue reading

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Share Our Strength’s Bill Shore & Jeff Bridges Speak Out

Share our Strength founder Bill Shore and national “No Kid Hungry” spokesman Jeff Bridges this past weekend co-authored an Op-Ed in the Washington Post that describes why the time is now to end childhood hunger in America. It’s worth repeating … Continue reading

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“No Kid Hungry” Campaign Launched by Share Our Strength

Yesterday was HUGE for Share Our Strength, the nation’s leading anti-hunger advocacy organization, and for their efforts to end childhood hunger in America. November 10th was the official launch date of their No Kid Hungry Campaign, and by the time … 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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All Children Deserve Access To Nutritious Food!

via Florida Impact on Twitter: All Children deserve access to nutritious food! Pass H.R. 5504. NO cuts to SNAP. Sign the Florida Paper Plate Campaign. http://ht.ly/2LWZS

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Florida Insurers Stop Writing ‘Child-Only’ Health Policies

The Palm Beach Post reports that most of Florida’s major health insurers have stopped writing new “child-only” insurance policies – some pulling out of the market just days before the health-care overhaul requires insurers to provide full coverage to kids with … Continue reading

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