Ending Hunger in America

The 2014 Hunger Report

Featured Stories

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    Prescribing a Cure for Hunger in Toledo Ohio

    Silicon Valley is a cutting edge place for technology development, New York City for the arts. Toledo, Ohio—not a place we usually think of as cutting edge—certainly qualifies as an avant-garde leader in the anti-hunger movement.

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    A “Skills Gap” or a “Demand Gap”?

    Not everyone thinks the U.S. can achieve full employment. Stories quote employers who struggle to find skilled workers. “They don’t have the skills,” goes the refrain. The skills-gap hypothesis is troubling because it is used as an excuse for government not to take steps to create jobs.

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    Immigrants in the U.S. Food System

    More than 70 percent of all hired U.S. farm workers are foreign-born, mostly from Mexico, and about half are undocumented. Many come to escape poverty and hunger. They can earn more money in the U.S., but they still live on poverty-level wages and suffer from food insecurity.

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    Neither Seen Nor Heard: LGBT Youth and Hunger

    Most of this year’s Hunger Report discusses the hunger and poverty facing U.S. families in a difficult economy. But hunger also affects teenagers who are out on their own. For 320,000 to 400,000 teens each year, hunger and homelessness are often tied to family rejection.

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    Federal Policy Ideas to End Childhood Hunger

    Child Nutrition Reauthorization offers a rare opportunity for bi-partisan reform to make it easier for communities to end childhood hunger. The programs that provide healthy food to hungry children already operate through public-private partnerships across the country.

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    Public-Private Solutions

    Some say that all food assistance should be handled by private charities, while others say it should all be done by government. Our experience in Indianapolis suggests both public and private resources are vital to ending hunger.

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    Ending Hunger, One Step at a Time

    “When you participate in a CROP Hunger Walk, you provide food to our community and people around the world,” says Karen Ellers, director of Clemson Community Care in South Carolina, whose agency is among the 2,500 local feeding programs that benefit from annual CROP walks.

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    Building Welcoming Communities in the Fight Against Hunger

    For newly arrived refugees, accessing an nutritious food in the United States is not always easy. Like many immigrants, refugees often live in neighborhoods with limited access to retail grocery stores and have limited purchasing power.

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    Data Do-Gooders: A New Force in the Fight Against Hunger

    In Washington, DC, a local non-profit, DC Action for Children, had years’ worth of city-wide data on poverty, food access, SNAP participation, education, and health. What they needed was a way to make all that data accessible to community and city leaders who can change policy.

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