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In her latest blog post, Dr. Chilton writes about hard times during the holiday season. The post features witness Barbie I.


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.


An editorial in the Philadelphia Inquirer on November 15 highlighted the Real Cost of a Healthy Diet: 2011 report by the Center for Hunger-Free Communities and Children's HealthWatch that found that maximum SNAP benefits fail to meet the cost of food for many families.


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.



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