Wednesday, August 11, 2010

JCPA: Food Insecurity Rising in America

JCPA: In a Newsweek interview, Bread for the World President Rev. David Beckmann highlights the terrible prevalence of hunger and food insecurity in the United States. This shows the urgent need for the House to pass a robust child nutrition bill when they return in September.
Food insecurity is on the rise. In 2008, 14.6 percent of U.S. households fell into the food-insecure category at some point during the year—the highest rate since the Department of Agriculture started recording stats in 1995. At the same time, legislation to improve childhood nutrition is now making...

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