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International School Meals Day coming in March

International School Meals Day will be celebrated on Thursday, March 5th this year. The event seeks to “raise awareness of the hunger and poverty issues being addressed through school feeding programmes (programs)” worldwide.

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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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A gift of school meals needed in DRC

This fall, the U.S. ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), James C. Swan, redeclared a disaster in the African nation. Fighting continues to displace civilians and hunger is an extreme emergency.

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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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Hunger report highlights need for school breakfast

As working families continue to need food assistance, the school breakfast program takes on even more urgency. Feeding America and Oxfam have just released a new report about hunger in America.

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School meals give hope in South Sudan

A generation of children in South Sudan are growing up in hunger and without education. There is hope for some children with school feeding provided by the UN World Food Programme (WFP).

So far this year, WFP has fed about 192,000 children in South Sudan with meals in schools that are still open. When WFP sees an area where hunger rates are high, they set up school feeding to help. It’s a food for education initiative.

If you can feed children at school, that encourages parents to send their children. The promise of a free meal at school means everything in area where hunger and poverty are so high. School meals are considered a safety net for the poor.

Around 20,000 school girls are receiving take-home rations as well. This improves school attendance rates among girls, which are historically lower.

Overall, the school feeding is an effective way to feed children and allow them to stay in school. This keeps the children safe from recruitment into armed forces and other dangers.

WFP relies on voluntary donations to keep school feeding and other food programs operating. They need donations more than ever in areas struck by conflict like South Sudan.

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Rome’s Hunger Run to feed children worldwide

Thousands of runners and walkers will be gathering next Sunday (October 19), in Rome, Italy for a great charity race. The 9th annual Hunger Run starts at 10 a.m. on Viale delle Terme di Caracalla.

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New York Times Letter: World Hunger and Solutions

I have a letter in today’s New York Times, discussing world hunger, along with Pietro Gennari, the Chief Statistician for the Food and Agriculture Organization.

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Charity Milers feeding children in the Philippines

Thousands of runners, walkers and bikers have joined the Charity Miles movement over the last two years. Using this free app, they have taken fitness to a new level of helping social causes. Every mile exercised means a donation to charity via the app.

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Peace plan for war-torn Mali needs school meals

As we try to build peace in the African nation of Mali, there is one area we cannot overlook: food for children. Mali has been devastated by the war in the northern part of the country.

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