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Tell Congress: Protect Federal Nutrition Programs That Feed Kids
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Tell Congress: Protect Federal Nutrition Programs That Feed Kids

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      No Kid Hungry

According to numbers released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 16 million children live in households that struggle to put enough food on the table. That’s 1 in every 5 children!

For kids facing hunger, their families rely on vital anti-hunger programs like SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as food stamps). In fact, SNAP feeds more kids than any other federal program, making it our nation’s most powerful and effective anti-hunger program for children.

Right now, Congress is debating the Farm Bill, legislation that includes funding for SNAP.  Some members are looking to slash funding for SNAP, meaning even more kids will face hunger in America.

We can't let vital anti-hunger programs experience any additional cuts. Federal nutrition programs are critical in ensuring all American children get the food they need to reach their full potential.

Join Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign today by calling upon your representatives to stand up for kids and prevent these devastating cuts. Sign the petition to tell Congress we can't balance the budget on the backs of kids.

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    • Misty Jones LEXINGTON, KY
      • about 1 month ago

      No child deserves to be hungry; they should be protected and taken care of, not dehumanized and made a victim of policies.

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 5 months ago

      The many deaths of children of starvation worldwide is a shame for the whole world. Lifelong I am fighting against this, but nothing has changed. We have money for wars but not for hungry childs! We must change this!

      The world hunger problem: Facts, figures and statistics

      In the Asian, African and Latin American countries, well over 500 million people are living in what the World Bank has called "absolute poverty"

      Every year 15 million children die of hunger

      For the price of one missile, a school full of hungry children could eat lunch every day for 5 years

      Throughout the 1990's more than 100 million children will die from illness and starvation. Those 100 million deaths could be prevented for the price of ten Stealth bombers, or what the world spends on its military in two days!

      The World Health Organization estimates that one-third of the world is well-fed, one-third is under-fed one-third is starving- every minute at least 200 people have died of starvation. Over 4 million will die this year.

      One in twelve people worldwide is malnourished, including 160 million children under the age of 5. United Nations Food and Agriculture

      The Indian subcontinent has nearly half the world's hungry people. Africa and the rest of Asia together have approximately 40%, and the remaining hungry people are found in Latin America and other parts of the world. Hunger in Global Economy

      Nearly one in four people, 1.3 billion - a majority of humanity - live on less than $1 per day, while the world's 358 billionaires have assets exceeding the combined annual incomes of countries with 45 percent of the world's people. UNICEF

      3 billion people in the world today struggle to survive on US$2/day.

      In 1994 the Urban Institute in Washington DC estimated that one out of 6 elderly people in the U.S. has an inadequate diet.

      In the U.S. hunger and race are related. In 1991 46% of African-American children were chronically hungry, and 40% of Latino children were chronically hungry compared to 16% of white children.

      The infant mortality rate is closely linked to inadequate nutrition !!!

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    • Cindy Herman RED HOOK, NY
      • 8 months ago

      Farmers are the real growers & promoters of food, love & safety.

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    • Aura Oslapas SF, CA
      • 8 months ago

      There is no reason for any child in the US to go hungry.

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    • ZILKA DAMIEN AIX-EN-PROVENCE, FRANCE
      • about 1 year ago

      Congress we can't balance the budget on the backs of kids !!!!!!!!

      yes we win

      we

      can

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