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Hunger

U.S. households eligible to receive SNAP benefits will receive their February disbursement ahead of schedule in late January. However, low-income families will need to submit new applications sooner too. […] Read More

For the third year in a row, global hunger rose again in 2017, increasing by 17 million to a total of 821 million people, a U.N. report says. Conflict and climate change are the two main drivers. […] Read More

U.S. food insecurity may have declined again in 2017, but millions of households still remain food insecure, a government report says, with 15 million food-insecure households. […] Read More

While many Christians have a heart for the poor and are happy to give money to projects or to volunteer, not many are prepared to live among them. Here are 2 reasons why it’s imperative. […] Read More

With 815 million hungry neighbors, including 21 million Baptists, living in food-deficit countries, Christians must continue to collaborate together. Even small gifts have tremendous impact. […] Read More

Over the next decade, global food insecurity is expected to decline by 336 million people, a government report says, but that will still leave 446 million without reliable access to food. […] Read More

The overall well-being of children living is the U.S. has improved since 2015, though some measures fared better than others, a report found. […] Read More

There’s not enough time, not enough money, not enough margin. We can’t give more to help those in need; what if we don’t have enough for ourselves? It’s not about abundance or scarcity; it’s about sufficiency. […] Read More

Almost 124 million people in 51 nations experienced acute hunger in 2017. This is an increase of 11 million persons from 2016, according to a report jointly authored by the Food and Agriculture Organization, World Food Programme (WFP) and European Union released on March 22. “Food insecurity refers to the lack of secure access to […] Read More

A majority of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants are employed while receiving assistance but in positions with unstable hours resulting in income volatility, according a Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) report released on March 13. The CBPP – a nonpartisan research and policy institute focused on poverty and inequality – reviewed U.S. […] Read More