America’s Hunger Crisis to be Focus of Rules Committee Hearing
Hunger
America’s Hunger Crisis to be Focus of Rules Committee Hearing
2021-04-21 20:32:47
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - The House Rules Committee will take up the issue of food insecurity next week with the first of an anticipated series of hearings on what Committee Chair James McGovern is calling “the hunger crisis in this country.” The... Read More

43 Million Americans Don’t Have Enough to Eat
Food Insecurity
43 Million Americans Don’t Have Enough to Eat
2021-03-12 15:31:16
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The COVID-19 pandemic is winding down but lawmakers in Congress said Wednesday their work to halt the hunger that resulted from it continues. This week, an estimated 9.6 million jobs remain lost compared with the start of the... Read More

Business Advocates Oppose Move to Make Union Organizing Easier
Labor
Business Advocates Oppose Move to Make Union Organizing Easier
2021-03-09 15:39:21
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Norma Torres talked Monday about how union membership protected her family after they arrived from Guatemala in 1970 as refugees from a civil war that killed more than 200,000 people. Her father, an electrician, was a union member... Read More

Digital Theater Initiative Raises Over $100K for Child Hunger Fund
Arts
Digital Theater Initiative Raises Over $100K for Child Hunger Fund
2020-08-06 13:13:40
by Sara Wilkerson

The Homebound Project, a digital theater initiative created by a volunteer coalition of theater directors, producers, stage and screen actors, has raised over $100 thousand in its efforts to provide funds for No Kid Hungry, a national organization driven to... Read More

Nearly $1.4 Billion Needed to Feed Hungry Nationwide
In The News
Nearly $1.4 Billion Needed to Feed Hungry Nationwide

PHILADELPHIA — As need spikes and food supplies dwindle, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief agency said it faces a $1.4 billion shortfall in resources over the next six months because of the coronavirus pandemic. The alert comes from Feeding America,... Read More

Trump Immigration Plan Could Raise Hunger in America
Immigration
Trump Immigration Plan Could Raise Hunger in America

PHILADELPHIA — Having tried several times to cut the food stamp program, President Donald Trump has hit on a plan that could accomplish that, while curtailing another object of his ire: immigration. A new rule put into the Federal Register... Read More

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