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Ben Affleck : Hometown Hunger USA

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Ben Affleck : Hometown Hunger USA

Post by Quiethawk on Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:41 pm

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ben-affleck/map-the-meal-gap-its-time_b_842873.html
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Post by mrgolf on Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:44 pm

Quiethawk wrote:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ben-affleck/map-the-meal-gap-its-time_b_842873.html
The information just released by Feeding America paints a horrific picture -- the reality of hunger in America. According to the USDA, an estimated 50 million Americans are food insecure, including nearly 17 million children. It is morally reprehensible that millions of people in our own backyards and every Congressional district across this great nation of agriculture abundance struggle with not having enough to eat.

What is often overlooked amidst this tragedy is that almost half of the food insecure have incomes above the typical threshold for SNAP, formerly called food stamps, and one in three food insecure households have income above the threshold for most government nutrition programs, including free and reduced price school meals. The only option for the millions of people facing this situation is to rely on charitable assistance, such as that provided by food banks.

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