News & Articles
An additional three million children are receiving free school lunch for the first time, a seventeen percent increase to 21 million last year from 18 million in 2006-2007 according to USDA data.
An article published in the Philadelphia Inquirer on November 17, 2011 by Alfred Lubrano brings to light a report published by the Pew Research Center in Washington and supported by our Children's HealthWatch research that increasing numbers of people are among the "invisible homeless" - living with family or friends to avoid the streets.
Dr. Mariana Chilton, Director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities and Founder of Witnesses to Hunger, will be presenting at the "Huskers Fighting Hunger: Confronting Food Insecurity in Our Communities" forum at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, from 5:00pm-7:30pm on November 16, 2011.
A new report, "The Real Cost of a Healthy Diet: 2011," released by Center for Hunger-Free Communities and Children's HealthWatch shows that families receiving the maximum SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefit are still struggling to provide enough healthy food for their families.