Post Tagged with: "child hunger"

Summer Hunger: How Can We Solve the Epidemic?

Every year, millions of low-income children rely on free or reduced-price meals from the public school system. While the school year ends, child hunger remains. Studies show that hunger for families with school-age children increases by 34.2 percent, during summer breaks. Programs, like the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), work to curb child hunger by delivering funds to the government, […]

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Fight Child Hunger!

Fight Child Hunger!

Affecting 16 million kids and their families each year, hunger is not only an issue of health, but that is extremely detrimental to a child’s education and emotional development. One in five American students come from food insecure families, meaning their household regularly lacks nutritious food. By the third grade, students from food-insecure homes have lower reading and math scores […]

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Congress Plans Major Cuts to SNAP While Protecting Tax Loopholes for Corporations

Congress Plans Major Cuts to SNAP While Protecting Tax Loopholes for Corporations

While jobs remain scarce and middle-class families are still struggling to recover from the Great Recession, some of Washington’s politicians are making cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) a top priority while they continue to protect outrageous tax loopholes for corporations and the wealthy. Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are proposing to cut $40 billion from […]

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