Hunger and poverty have a cyclical relationship.
Hope, One Head of Lettuce at a Time
10/29/2013 This is a story about hope. Not the feel-good theoretical, wishful thinking kind of hope but the tangible kind that comes when you have a solid paycheck for the first time, when the jail time you’ve done doesn’t block you from improving your life, when you can begin to see a positive future for yourself. It’s a real kind of hope for neighborhoods that have known decades of despair, crime, racism and entrenched poverty. It’s the kind of hope for our cities and our country that offers a recipe for how we can grow a more economically and environmentally sustainable and just society together.
Help End Hunger on World Food Day
10/14/2013 Every year on October 16, the global community of food justice advocates committed to ending hunger and poverty celebrate World Food Day. This is a special day that mobilizes efforts around the globe to raise awareness, educate, advocate and call for action to end global hunger.
Stories of Peacemakers: Palestine
09/14/2013 Grassroots International uses United Methodist Women Mission Giving funds for leadership and economic development of Palestinian women. According to their Giving Coordinator, “Food is one of the key weapons being used to subjugate the Palestinian people; heavily subsidized, imported food and food aid undermines Palestine’s farming economy and creates food dependence.” The project on Women’s Empowerment and Food Sovereignty offers a different path for low-income Palestinian rural women.
An Introduction to the Current State of Malnutrition
08/23/2013 One of the primary challenges facing the world today is malnutrition. Malnutrition is a physical condition caused by the under- or overconsumption of essential nutrients. It is most directly caused by “inadequate availability of and access to safe, diverse, nutritious food; lack of access to clean water, sanitation and health care; and inappropriate child feeding and adult dietary choices.”
Not a SNAP: Farm Bill Cuts Hurt Women, Children
07/12/2013 The Senate passed the farm bill S. 954 June 10 in a vote of 66-27, approving roughly $4 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the food stamp program.
One Cow at a Time
06/01/2013 Through its cow bank, Acción Médica Cristiana empowers women and feeds families in Nicaragua.
Forthspring Intercommunity Group
05/24/2013 The region of Northern Ireland has a long history of violence between the two major political beliefs –Unionists (who want to remain a part of the United Kingdom and are mostly Protestant) and the minority Nationalist (who want to become a part of the Republic of Ireland, and are mostly Catholics).
Prayer Calendar Reflection: April 2013
04/01/2013 The Prayer Calendar is a tool of advocacy. Advocacy allows us to be agents of transformation by calling us to change the systems.
Food and Hunger
02/05/2013 While overnutrition and undernutrition seem to be polar opposites, they are both forms of malnutrition.
Hunger and Poverty
02/05/2013 The main cause of hunger is poverty and lack of power to access nutritious food.
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