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Guest blog post by Mary Ryan, with Hunger Task Force Every five years, the U.S. Congress renews the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act, known as the Farm Bill. The current Farm Bill expires on September 30, 2012; the last Farm Bill was passed in 2008. Millions of Americans battle hunger every day, but only once every five years do we get the opportunity to create powerful change to help fight domestic hunger more effectively. This chance is here and we must not be silent. The 2008 Farm Bill cost approximately $300 billion, with 75 percent of the funding supporting food... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2012 at Hunger-Undernutrition Blog
Guest Blog by Mary Ryan, with Hunger Task Force in Milwaukee, Wisconsin As Organizer for Hunger Task Force, Milwaukee’s only free and local food bank and anti-hunger advocacy organization, I see people in Wisconsin struggle everyday to feed themselves or their families. Milwaukee is one of the poorest large cities in the country. Forty percent of Milwaukee children live in poverty. WIC, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children as well as FoodShare, Wisconsin’s name for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, are experiencing unprecedented caseloads. Hunger in Milwaukee, as in most places, has reached its highest level... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2010 at Hunger-Undernutrition Blog
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