Hunger http://www.kunc.org en States' Rebellion Against Food Stamp Cuts Grows http://www.kunc.org/post/states-rebellion-against-food-stamp-cuts-grows When Congress passed a farm bill earlier this year, it expected to save $8.6 billion over 10 years by tightening what many say is a loophole in the food stamp, or SNAP, program. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:10:00 +0000 Pam Fessler 54657 at http://www.kunc.org States' Rebellion Against Food Stamp Cuts Grows For Lower-Income Students, Snow Days Can Be Hungry Days http://www.kunc.org/post/lower-income-students-snow-days-can-be-hungry-days For many Americans it's been a harsh, disruptive winter, from the country's Northern edges to the Deep South.<p>When cold snaps and blizzards shutter schools, kids miss more than their daily lessons. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 19:47:00 +0000 54020 at http://www.kunc.org For Lower-Income Students, Snow Days Can Be Hungry Days Small Cuts To Food Stamps Add Up To Big Pains For Many Recipients http://www.kunc.org/post/small-cuts-food-stamps-add-big-pains-many-recipients In a rare display of bipartisanship, the House of Representatives Wednesday approved a massive five-year farm bill that costs nearly half a trillion dollars.<p>The bill includes some reductions to food stamps, known as the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, to the tune of nearly $1 billion a year. It's far less than what many Republicans had wanted. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 23:32:00 +0000 Richard Gonzales 53761 at http://www.kunc.org Small Cuts To Food Stamps Add Up To Big Pains For Many Recipients Food Stamp Cuts, Cold Weather Put Extra Strain On Food Pantries http://www.kunc.org/post/food-stamp-cuts-cold-weather-put-extra-strain-food-pantries Scrounging to feed yourself and your family can be brutal. But add the bone-chilling cold to it and it's a whole other level of misery.<p>Unfortunately, many American families are suffering from the double whammy this week as a deep freeze <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/01/28/267570059/emergencies-declared-as-deep-freeze-hits-deep-south">descends</a> on most of the nation.<p>Anti-hunger organizations say the unusually low temperatures are sending heating bills through the roof, cutting into the food budgets of many families struggling to get by. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:36:00 +0000 53708 at http://www.kunc.org Food Stamp Cuts, Cold Weather Put Extra Strain On Food Pantries 1 In 8 Suffers From Chronic Hunger Globally, U.N. Report Says http://www.kunc.org/post/1-8-suffers-chronic-hunger-globally-un-report-says Worldwide, roughly 1 in 8 people suffered from chronic hunger from 2011 to 2013, according to a new report from three U.N. food agencies.<p>They concluded that 842 million people didn't get enough food to lead healthy lives in that period, a slight drop from the 868 million in the previous report.<p>The modest change was attributed to several factors, from economic growth in developing countries to investments in agriculture. And in some countries, people have benefited from money sent home by migrant workers. Tue, 01 Oct 2013 16:39:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 50268 at http://www.kunc.org 1 In 8 Suffers From Chronic Hunger Globally, U.N. Report Says