Tag Archives: Poverty

SNAP/Food Stamp Program Imperative To Alleviating U.S. Hunger

Great information from our friends at FRAC, the Food Research and Action Center: USDA researchers, using Current Population Survey data to examine SNAP’s effect on poverty from 2000 to 2009, found that the prevalence of poverty declined an average of … Continue reading

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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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Ex-Legislator Dick Batchelor Speaks Out Against Cuts In Services

Dick Batchelor, a respected former Legislator and Florida Impact Board Member speaks out at a recent rally for Floridians who are at risk of losing what little support they now have, thanks to a heartless Florida Legislature more worried about … Continue reading

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Florida Impact Rallies Support for “Healthy Schools for Healthy Lives” Act

Florida Impact, the state’s leading legislative public policy advocacy organization, has made passage of the Healthy Schools for Healthy Lives Act their highest legislative priority in this year’s legislative session. The Act transfers Florida’s school and summer nutrition programs from … 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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Over 44 million Americans Utilizing SNAP/Food Stamp Benefits

According to the latest Monthly Report issued by the Food Research and Action Center, over 44 million Americans utilized SNAP/Food Stamp benefits in December 2010. That’s up over a half a million compared to the previous month, November, 2010, and is over … Continue reading

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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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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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