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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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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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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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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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FRAC Releases New Findings On U.S. Hunger

The Food Research and Action Center reported today that nearly one in five households report an inability to afford enough food, and the the SNAP Benefit boost is keeping the food hardship rate from skyrocketing even further. Almost 18 percent … Continue reading

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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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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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Great American Dine Out In Full Swing

Share Our Strength’s “Great American Dine Out,” a week-long effort to raise $’s and awareness, is going full tilt this week. All the information you need, including a participating local restaurant map search, is available here. For all our Twitter … Continue reading

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