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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

FRAC Calls for Aid to Hungry

George Wenschhof

Today, the Federal Research and Action Center (FRAC) called on Congress and the in-coming Obama administration to address the needs of the hungry in the U.S. - you can read their press release here.

They are asking that a future economic stimulus bill include an increase in food stamp benefits and an increase for child nutrition programs, such as the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program.

Included in their request was research they had done on hunger in the U.S. An interesting and distressing statistic that stood out was 36.2 million still struggle to find food in America. In addition, the number in the worst-off category had increased 40% from 8.5 million in 2000 to 11.9 million today.

Statistics have also long shown that good nutritional habits at an early stage is critical in the development of a child.

You can find out more about FRAC by going to their website:


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