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USDA Pilot Program For School Universal Meal Service

The USDA has announced a pilot program for a Universal Meal Service option to boost school meal participation in high-poverty areas. Ten states were selected as finalists to participate in an innovative universal free meal service option designed to make … Continue reading

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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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Recession Officially “Over,” But Use Of Food Stamps Stays @ Record High

Record numbers of Americans now receive SNAP/Food Stamps, more than a year after the recession has been officially deemed over. Job layoffs and reduced family incomes have driven more and more households to apply for the benefit, while the economic … 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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41.8 Million Americans Received SNAP/Food Stamps In July 2010

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) reports that in July 2010, SNAP/Food Stamps participation set a new record: 41,836,330 persons, an increase of 560,873 individuals from July 2010, the prior record level, and an increase of more than 6.2 … Continue reading

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