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“UNH study: Tax credit keeping children out of poverty,” Fosters. “Absent the federal Earned Income Tax credit (EITC) two percent more of the population would be poor, according to new research out of the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire.”
“Syria refugee fight emerges as government shutdown threat,” by Peter Schroeder and Tim Devaney, The Hill. “The fight over blocking refugees from Syria and Iraq has emerged as one of the biggest hurdles to Congress completing work on a year-long spending bill and preventing a government shutdown.”
“Children join push for child nutrition reauthorization,” WRDW-TV News 12. “While the original Sept. 30th deadline has come and gone, members of Congress are currently working to reauthorize the bill before the new December 11th budget deadline.”
“UN: 600M More People Face Risk of Hunger Due to Climate Change,” teleSUR. “As many as 600 million more people in communities around the globe risk facing a decrease in food security and an increase in hunger as climate change worsens, according to the United Nations.”
“Looking beyond food aid to tackle malnutrition in Sudan,” by Jenny Lei Ravelo, Devex. “The road to nutrition isn’t straightforward, and there are many interconnected factors aside from food supply that must be addressed — including linking livelihood opportunities and engaging community members in wider understanding of nutrition interventions, as well as garnering donor support for long-term projects.”
Afghanistan would be considered likely to have high rates of hunger because at least two of the major causes of global hunger affect it—armed conflict and fragile governmental institutions.
Malnutrition is responsible for nearly half of all preventable deaths among children under 5. Every year, the world loses hundreds of thousands of young children and babies to hunger-related causes.
Bread for the World is calling on the Biden-Harris administration and Congress to build a better 1,000-Days infrastructure in the United States.
“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in faith.” These words from Colossians 2:6 remind us of the faith that is active in love for our neighbors.
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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is designed to respond to changes in need, making it well suited to respond to crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bread for the World and its partners are asking Congress to provide $200 million for global nutrition.
In 2017, 11.8 percent of households in the U.S.—40 million people—were food-insecure, meaning that they were unsure at some point during the year about how they would provide for their next meal.