Taking Food from the Mouths of Children

Sep 23, 2013

By Elizabeth Lower-Basch

This post originally appeared on September 23, 2013 on the Youth Today Website. 

A coincidence of timing last week highlighted the contrast between the needs of hungry families in America and the political will in Washington to help them. On Tuesday, the U.S. Census reported that in 2012, 15 percent of people in America, and 21.9 percent of children, had household income that put them below the official poverty line. On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted for a bill, H.R. 3102, that would deny nutritional assistance to millions of individuals and cut benefits for others.

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