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According to data recently released from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) million struggled with hunger throughout the 2011 year. The survey asked "have there been times in the past twelve months when you did not have enough money to buy food that you or your family needed?" to which one in five [18.6%] Americans answered 'yes'
FRAC President Jim Weill attributes the high rates to "continuing high unemployment and underemployment, flat food stamp benefit allotments and inflated food prices which caused food stamp beneficiaries to lose more than six percent of their food purchasing power"
On February 28, 2012- 700 anti-hunger advocates will gather in Washington D.C. for the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference on Capitol Hill in order to share data with lawmakers in an effort to demonstrate the broad support for the federal nutrition program and for a stronger role by government in ending hunger. The conference seeks to persuade officials not to support budget cuts to SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program i.e. food stamps) benefits that would put children and adults at right for poor nutrition.
Read the FRAC article HERE