United States

Ohio pushes welfare recipients to find work and exit the system

by Mark Guarino Christian Science Monitor October 15, 2012

WARREN, OHIO — Karen Owens dreams of one day getting a job – perhaps becoming certified as a substance abuse counselor. But when a state welfare official told her she had to get a job immediately or risk losing her public assistance, her doctor repeatedly warned county officials she was not read...

California’s Central Valley is our greatest food resource. So why are we treating it so badly?

by Mark Bittman New York Times October 10, 2012

I left Los Angeles at 4 in the morning, long before first light, and made it to Bakersfield — the land of oil derricks, lowriders and truck stops with Punjabi food — by 6. Ten minutes later, I was in the land of carrots....

Romney calls for foreign aid overhaul at Clinton Global Initiative event

by Philip Rucker and Scott Wilson Washington Post September 25, 2012

NEW YORK — President Obama and his Republican rival, Mitt Romney, appeared within hours of each other Tuesday at a global charitable gathering hosted by former president Bill Clinton, each focusing on how the United States can better promote prosperity and human rights abroad and at home....

PREP Simone Brown helping a student at Intermediate School 292 in Brooklyn prepare for the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test, the subject of a recent lawsuit. One study indicated that children of professionals were, on average, exposed to approximately 1,500 more words hourly than children growing up in poverty. This resulted in a gap of more than 32 million words by the time the children reached the age of 4. Photo: Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times

In suburbia, a dizzying fall from middle-class grace

by Petula Dvorak Washington Post September 25, 2012

“It’s how I can buy her a dress like this,” explains Yemmy Fashoto, pointing to the turquoise confection her 9-year-old daughter had slipped on over her clothes, and tearing up a little when she talks about her new shopping habits....

America’s hidden unemployed: too discouraged to count

by Lucia Mutikani Reuters September 23, 2012

When Daniel McCune graduated from college three years ago, he was optimistic his good grades would earn him a job as an intelligence analyst with the government. With a Bachelor of Science degree from Liberty University in Virginia, majoring in government service and history, McCune applied for jobs...

Romney says 47 percent of Americans—those who back President Obama are victims who are “dependent upon government” and “pay no inc...

by Mother Jones September 18, 2012

On Monday and Tuesday Mother Jones published exclusive video that captured Mitt Romney speaking to donors at a May 17 fundraiser, which was held at the home of private equity mogul Mark Leder. Responding to a question about the "Palestinian problem," Romney said peace in the Middle East is not possi...

Fed ties new aid to jobs recovery in forceful move

by Binyamin Appelbaum New York Times September 13, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve opened a new chapter Thursday in its efforts to stimulate the economy, saying that it intends to buy large quantities of mortgage bonds, and potentially other assets, until the job market improves substantially....

Income gap between the wealthiest 20 percent of American households and the rest of the country grew sharply in 2011, Census Bureau reports

by Sabrina Tavernise New York Times September 12, 2012

WASHINGTON — The income gap between the wealthiest 20 percent of American households and the rest of the country grew sharply in 2011, the Census Bureau reported, as an overwhelming majority of Americans saw no gains from a weak economic recovery in its second full year....

Obama, Romney answer faith leaders’ call to address poverty in election (video)

by Sandi Villarreal Villarreal Sojourners September 12, 2012

Christian leaders asked, and the presidential nominees answered. The poverty rate in America is still at a staggering 15 percent and 46.2 million Americans remain in poverty — what is your plan to address the problem? - ...

Outlook grim for middle income workers, report says

by Michael A Fletcher Washington Post September 11, 2012

Middle-income workers have endured a “lost decade” of stagnant wages and are teetering on the brink of another, the consequence of both the recent recession and a long series of policy choices that have eroded their leverage in the job market, according to a report....

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  • For the past 40 years, since its founding in 1976, the mission of World Hunger Education Service is to undertake programs, including Hunger Notes, that
    • Educate the general public and target groups about the extent and causes of hunger and malnutrition in the United States and the world
    • Advance comprehension which integrates ethical, religious, social, economic, political, and scientific perspectives on the world food problem
    • Facilitate communication and networking among those who are working for solutions
    • Promote individual and collective commitments to sustainable hunger solutions.