Results tagged “government” from No Kid Hungry blog
Encouraging Lawmakers to Fight Childhood Hunger
May 3, 2012: When our youngest generation doesn’t get enough of the healthy food they need every day, they struggle in school, they don’t feel well and our nation suffers.
Fasting for a Just Federal Budget
Apr 12, 2011: Because I didn’t eat mine last Wednesday. Along with Share Our Strength’s executive director Billy Shore and dozens of other members of our No Kid Hungry team, I fasted as a form of protest with the proposed House budget that hits the poor hardest through cuts to critical parts of the safety net.
Share Our Strength’s Grants at Work
Apr 11, 2011: Mark Bittman has quickly become one of my favorite food writers to follow. Some of my favorite recipes came from “The Minimalist” columns in the New York Times Magazine, and I was sad to see them end earlier this year. But it was the end of that column that turned me towards his other inspired writing that goes way beyond cooking to cover complex issues around food and nutrition in our society today, including hunger.
Hungry for Justice
Mar 29, 2011: “There are cuts that kill and cuts that don’t kill." Ritu Sharma, Executive Director of Women Thrive Worldwide, shared that sobering quote yesterday at the kick-off of the HungerFast campaign led by Ambassador Tony Hall of the Alliance to End Hunger and other hunger leaders. Ambassador Hall, Bread for the World President David Beckman, Sojourners President Jim Wallis, and Ms. Sharma, decided to fast in order to call attention to the dire impact that proposed budget cuts will have on programs on which low-income Americans depend.
Does Congress care about low-income Americans?
Feb 24, 2011: Does Congress care about low-income Americans? Sounds like a silly thing to ask...but it’s an interesting question to consider given the cuts from the first bill to pass the House of Representatives in the 112th Congress.
Colorado’s Plan to End Childhood Hunger
Jul 12, 2010: Read Colorado Governor Bill Ritter's remarks to the National Governors Association, outlining his state's plan to end childhood hunger by 2015.
Update from the National Governors Association Summer Meeting
Jul 12, 2010: Share Our Strength founder Billy Shore updates us on the National Governors Association Summer Meeting and discussions there on childhood hunger and nutrition. Read how the meeting helped to further advance our strategy for ending childhood hunger in America.
Race to the Top
Mar 2, 2010: On February 23 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack presented key elements of the Administration’s strategy to end childhood hunger in a speech at the National Press Club. The centerpiece is a “race to the top” competition to create incentives for states...
Where Do Good Ideas Come From?
Feb 25, 2010: If US Democracy is an experiment, then U.S. governors are the Petri dish, incubating and growing new ideas to tackle complicated challenges. Innovations tend to originate in states where “winners” can then be nurtured, tested and replicated in other states....
Obama and Governors Must Lead on Hunger Crisis
Dec 8, 2009: Originally posted on Huffington Post, December 7, 2009 The holiday season is a time when Americans traditionally remember those who are hungry. But news reports of the last few weeks make the plight of many of our fellow citizens particularly...
Letter About Dumbing Down Social Entrepreneurship
Apr 3, 2009: Today the term social entrepreneurship has come to be almost interchangeable with any new nonprofit that seek social change, whether entrepreneurial or not.
Letter on the Need and Our Progress
Apr 2, 2009: If you've been following the news, you already know that hunger in America has reached crisis levels.
Letter on lessons learned at a bedside in Wilmington
Mar 12, 2009: Business as usual is not an option in these tough times. We need to do more.
Letter From a Winter of Paradox
Feb 3, 2009: Children in America are not hungry because our nation lacks food. We have no shortage of public and private food and nutrition programs either. Kids are hungry because they lack access to those programs.
Letter after the election
Nov 5, 2008: The President-elect recently announced that a top priority will be the ending of childhood hunger in America by 2015, the very goal established by Share Our Strength over the last 2 years.
Letter after $700 billion bailout for market failures
Oct 15, 2008: When Congress finally approved the $700 billion bailout for the financial industry last week we witnessed what happens when markets fail for those who may have lost money but still have a voice. This type of market failure has been...
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Op-Ed
Jul 15, 2008: Empowering others to share their strengths is essential to our common agenda, and the agenda of the next president.
Letter from Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery
Jan 22, 2007: I arrived at Arlington National Cemetery this morning about 10 minutes before it opened at 8:00 a.m. I had left my house at 7:35. That’s how quick a trip it is through Rock Creek Park and across Memorial Bridge. I...
Letter from an airplane bearing the remains of a young marine
Aug 4, 2006: When you fly as often as I do you learn to mind your own business as soon as you take your seat. But that wasn't possible once I saw the military honor guard boarding US Airways' 1:45 p.m. flight from...
Letter from New Orleans About the Voices You Can't Forget
Mar 29, 2006: I've just returned from my fourth trip to New Orleans since the flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina seven months ago. I usually take meticulous notes to write you a letter like this, but this time I didn't need to because...