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Newsweek Oped on Halloween and Feeding the Hungry

The National Retail Federation says Halloween spending on candy and costumes will reach 9.1 billion this year.

To put that in perspective, the U.S. Food for Peace program, which fights world hunger, normally gets around 1.5 billion in funding a year.

The U.S. McGovern-Dole program, which feeds hungry school children overseas, might get 200 million a year from Congress.

Now imagine if even just a portion of that 9.1 billion from Halloween went to feed the hungry. The ghost of Halloween’s past tells us it can.

See my full commentary at Newsweek.

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Video: Ending Child Hunger: School Lunches for Kids Around the World

The short film, Ending Child Hunger: School Lunches for Kids Around the World, is a call to action to end the hunger that afflicts 300 million children worldwide. The United States, building upon its tradition of fighting hunger, can lead the international community in making sure every child can receive a school lunch. See the video on YouTube.

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McGovern-Dole helping children in Guatemala

A program named after former senators Bob Dole and George McGovern is feeding children all around the globe.

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Special delivery of food for children in Guatemala

Many families are struggling in Guatemala. Poverty has worsened because of the coffee rust. This is a fungus which infects and destroys coffee leaves. Small farmers are not able to grow as much of the staple crop. Their incomes are lower, and this is very difficult considering the already existing poverty levels.

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USDA kicks off drive for school meals worldwide

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) just announced a series of grants for school feeding in ten different countries. It’s part of an effort inspired by former Senators George McGovern and Bob Dole.

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USDA announces McGovern-Dole school lunch grants

Tom Vilsack, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), today announced grants that will provide school meals around the world. These grants are from the McGovern-Dole international school meals program.

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Haiti losing key funding for school meals

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said today that it’s losing funding for its school meals program in Haiti. WFP is the leading organization fighting hunger in Haiti and almost 70 other countries.

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