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Buffalo News Oped: Health care reform must also address hunger

What has been tragically lost in the debate about health care is the connection to the hunger crisis in our country. According to Feeding America there are 42.2 million people living in food-insecure households, including more than 13 million children.

As families struggle to put food on the table, they are also vulnerable to health issues from the lack of nutrition. Bread for the World estimates $160 billion a year in health-related costs because of hunger in America. Its report states, “people who can’t always afford nutritious food have disproportionately higher rates of chronic diseases and poor health.”

So as Congress debates a new health care law, members should also be considering the costs of hunger, which have such a huge impact.

See my commentary in the Buffalo News (Sunday edition, July 2nd)

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Video: School Lunches- Fighting Hunger in America (A History)

A short film on school lunches in America. It was produced in 1966 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and gives historical background on this important safety net that fights child hunger in America.

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Learn about hunger in your congressional district

A new, interactive map by Feeding America lets you find out the rate of hunger in your state, county and congressional district. The Map the Meal Gap 2015 lets you see where hunger resides in America.

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Obama plan would fight child hunger in America

President Obama’s budget for the coming year will give a boost to programs that fight child hunger.

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Census Bureau releases stunning news on food stamps

There was stunning news released by the U.S. Census Bureau today about child hunger.

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Teacher’s Facebook wish inspires donation

A holiday wish will bring joy to millions into the new year. Last month, teacher Maggie Hillman posted a message on Facebook wishing that hungry families would get the food they desperately need.

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Ancient grain fights hunger in climate change

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