Hunger declines, but some fear Trump proposals could reverse the trend

by Alfred Lubrano

According to the research, 11.1% of U.S. households — about 14 million — were food insecure in 2018, down from 11.8% in 2017. The decrease in food insecurity occurred during President Donald Trump’s time in office, yet anti-hunger advocates hasten to say that Trump may well undo gains against hunger with his administration’s efforts to cut food-stamp benefits.

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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.
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