Archives for January 2015

Do America’s Hungry Children Matter?

Child lunchJanuary 21, 2015 by Mariana Chilton

In President Obama’s State of the Union address last night he asserted that American children really do matter to our nation’s top politicians. “I want our actions to tell every child, in every neighborhood — your life matters, and we are as committed to improving your life chances as we are for our own kids.”

2015 was supposed to be the year when America ended its child hunger crisis. That was the promise then-president-elect Barack Obama made during his first campaign in 2008.

At that time some 12.4 million children lived in homes that self-reported as food insecure — in other words, they couldn’t afford enough food for an active and healthy life. Today there are 15.8 million such children.

More at: http://billmoyers.com/2015/01/21/children-hungry-america-matter/#.VMehQabWY88.facebook

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Food Stamp shopper