Tag Archives: Poverty

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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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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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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Hello, 2011

2010: A year of crisis, challenge, difficulty, intensity, obstacles, accomplishments, disillusionment, highs, lows … and yet as the year comes to a close, we are inspired with renewed hope for a better tomorrow and for continued progress in the fight … 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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