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Poverty: The New Face Of The Poor
Oct 11, 2011: Sign On San Diego highlights the new faces of poverty in the United States....
SNAP: Fingerprinting For SNAP
Oct 4, 2011: A new study backs up a piece of legislation in California that would end the state’s policy of fingerprinting SNAP applicants....
Barriers To SNAP In Tennessee
Oct 3, 2011: In Tennessee, large upcoming budget cuts will end up slowing down the processing of SNAP benefits....
School Breakfast Barriers in New Jersey
Oct 3, 2011: A Philadelphia Inquirer editorial talks about some of the problems surrounding the implementation of school breakfast in New Jersey....
8th Annual Poverty Summit in Utah
Oct 3, 2011: The 8th Annual poverty summit in Utah took a look at the issue of affordable housing for low-income residents....
Improving Access to Nutrition Programs in GA
Sep 30, 2011: The No Kid Hungry Campaign is coming to Georgia to improve access to nutrition programs....
Poverty In North Carolina
Sep 30, 2011: The Associated Press published a piece focusing on poverty in North Carolina....
Child Wellness State By State
Aug 22, 2011: Huffington Post | August 18 - The kids are alright — but some more than others, according to a report released August 17. The 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book, put out by The Annie E. Casey Foundation, a non-profit organization...
Results tagged “state partnerships” from No Kid Hungry blog
What It Takes To Feed 2,000 Kids a Day
Jun 23, 2011: After our visit with Barbara and Beverly in Little Rock, where we learned about their summer meals plans, we had an opportunity to visit Moody Chapel. There, we met Reverend Hezekiah Stewart, the church's pastor.
SNAP Benefits Families and the Local Economy
Jun 20, 2011: The Arkansas No Kid Hungry Campaign set two priorities for the first year of the partnership: increase participation in summer meals and get more eligible Arkansas residents enrolled in SNAP. SNAP, in case you’re not familiar, is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps.
Arkansas Prepares for Summer Meals
Jun 16, 2011: My colleague Katherine and I visited Arkansas last week to see our No Kid Hungry Campaign in action and meet the individuals who are doing so much hard work in communities there to connect kids with food. Katherine [shared a little bit about the trip earlier this week](http://www.strength.org/blog/katherine_van_steenburgh/more_kids_are_being_fed_in_arkansas_this_summer_because_of_the_no_kid_hungry_campaign/), but I wanted to expand on her comments and share our experience visiting what will be summer meals sites for kids as soon as school lets out.
Breakfast with the Governor
Apr 5, 2011: Our ability to make our children winners in this changing new economy is only as strong as what we do to help our most vulnerable kids. Last week, I hosted a breakfast for area school educators, principals, superintendents, food service providers, parents and other school leaders to encourage them to explore all available methods to provide our children with a healthy school breakfast.
Photos From Last Week's Connecticut No Kid Hungry Launch
Mar 30, 2011: Macdonough Elementary School in Middletown, CT hosted last week’s Connecticut No Kid Hungry campaign launch. Gov. Dannel Malloy, U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), community leaders, chefs and education officials joined students at the school to kick off the launch event and discuss plans to end child hunger in the state.
No Kid Hungry Campaign Comes to Connecticut!
Mar 23, 2011: The state of Connecticut, also known as the “Constitution State,” has a rich U.S. history. From its role in founding the U.S. federal government to its charming New England landscapes to its premier restaurant industry (if I do say so myself), what we don’t want written in history books about us is that Connecticut is also home to more than 127,000 children at risk of hunger.
No Kid Hungry Launches in L.A.
Mar 16, 2011: Los Angeles is known for many things – bright lights, beaches, and Hollywood glamour – but childhood hunger usually isn’t one of them. The reality is that of the 17 million children who face hunger every year in this country, L.A. is home to more than 1 million of them.
Tackling a Texas-Sized Problem: Visiting Our Partners in Dallas
Mar 7, 2011: According to the USDA, Texas has the second highest food insecurity rate out of all the states. Last Wednesday, seven members of the Share Our Strength staff and twenty-eight leaders spent the day bearing witness to the realities of hunger in Texas and exploring together what it would take to end childhood in this state.
New Data: 1 in 5 Americans Unable to Afford Enough Food For Their Families
Mar 4, 2011: The Food Research and Action Center released a report this week about the state of “food hardship” in the U.S. The latest numbers show that food hardship stood at 18% in 2010, meaning that nearly one in five Americans struggled to afford enough food for their families last year, despite the recession easing.
New Mexico Joins Other States and Launches No Kid Hungry Campaign
Feb 25, 2011: Four years ago, the state of New Mexico got some abysmal news: they had just been ranked No.1 in the nation for food insecurity by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Fast forward four years: while there is still progress to be made, the state has moved up in the rankings to No. 12 due in large part to strategic partnerships with more than 80 organizations and individuals from the private and public sector that make up the New Mexico Collaboration to End Hunger.
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.
Progress in Maryland
Feb 14, 2011: Thousands more children in Maryland are surrounded by nutritious food where they live, learn and play, thanks to Share Our Strength and the Maryland Partnership to End Childhood Hunger. Having just celebrated the second anniversary of the partnership in November with Governor Martin O’Malley, the first governor in America to commit to ending childhood hunger in his state, we are proud to report on successes across many programs: