Archive for November, 2006
Looks like the gvt Dept of Agriculture has nothing better to do then redefine what hunger means. Now to be hungry is not to go hungry but to have low food security ,great,im sure people know what that means.They should rename themselves,dept of failed policies.
Better time educating the public about the prevention of hunger and less time on words would be better spent.
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Right in our own back yard.
Report: Hunger has more than doubled in low-income areas
By April Simpson, Globe Staff | November 15, 2006
Between 2002 and 2005, hunger more than doubled in lowincome communities across Massachusetts because of poverty and the high cost of living, a local advocacy group told state lawmakers yesterday.
and one lawmaker said,
I’m appalled,” Atkins said. “First of all, in Massachusetts, in the United states of America, this should be a zero-tolerance issue. We have the resources to make sure that every child in this Commonwealth is fed.”
talk is cheap.
sounds like politicians dont even know whats going on in their own state.
Doesn’t take much if everyone filled a bag of groceries and gave it to someone who was hungry.That’s what these folks sought to do.
Goal: no hunger during holidays
Oregon Food Bank hopes for 125,000 pounds in donations by
Fighting hunger in your community this holiday season is as simple as filling a bag with groceries.
How can you help? Fill a bag with nonperishable food and drop it off.
Homeless Face Struggles On the Road to Voting
In the past several months, as scores of candidates for state and federal office have courted New York’s most influential constituencies and interest groups, Nick Whitehouse has had his sights set on an almost-forgotten minority: the homeless.
“Not surprisingly, when someone just became homeless, it’s hard to see clearly and think that their vote matters,” Whitehouse said. “The only way to get policy-makers to listen to you is to get involved in the process.”
maybe where there sleeping tonight is more of a priority then which poilitician’s getting into office.
ROME (AFP) – The world has made “virtually no progress” in eradicating hunger over the past decade despite greater wealth, according to a report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
The drop from 823 million to 820 million undernourished people in developing countries is so tiny that it is “within the bounds of statistical error,” he said in the UN agency’s report.
Nothing but politics
The world is richer today than it was 10 years ago. There is more food available. … What is lacking is sufficient political will to mobilize … resources to the benefit of the hungry,” Diouf said.
Boise, Idaho– It’s a major problem plaguing the Gem State… hunger. That’s what brought some of Idaho’s most influential leaders to the first summit on food insecurity.
This month Governor Risch signed a proclamation making october hunger and food insecurity awareness month. Both the house and the senate have unanimously acknowledged that hunger is a problem in Idaho.