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Top Hunger News: Millions Wait for Food Stamp Benefits

Domestic
Millions Forced to Wait for Food Stamp Benefits. When Amanda Vaca's husband lost his job, the couple took stock of their finances and drew a startling conclusion: They could not afford to feed their four young children… [AP]

Helping Hands Now Offering Thrift-store Jobs to Help the Needy. … Despite his comfortable life, Dinkins has chosen to rub elbows with the hurting, the homeless, and the heavy-hearted. [Ocala]

Ending Childhood Hunger (Rep. Jared Polis). Hunger affects people of all ages, but it is particularly devastating for children. [The Hill]

International
How Edesia Will Help Feed One Billion Hungry: One Child at a Time. Edesia is a new nonprofit manufacturing company that produces life-saving Ready-to-Use Foods (RUFs) for people in developing countries. [Fast Company]

Hungry Haitian Farmers Urged to Burn Donated U.S. Seeds. Peasant group resists ties to multinational corporation. [VOA News]

DRC Facing Food Crisis. Food prices in the Democratic Republic of Congo have jumped 28% in the six-month period to March 2010, resulting in acute malnutrition in some areas of the central African country… [News24.com]

Climate Change/Environment
Rich Face Triple Aid Test on Environment, Poverty. Struggling with budget cuts at home, rich nations face scrutiny in 2010 of a triple set of pledges to help poor nations combat climate change, curb poverty and safeguard endangered species. [Reuters]

Shrinking Glaciers to Spark Food Crisis. Nearly 60 million people living around the Himalayas will suffer food shortages in the coming decades as glaciers shrink and the water sources for crops dry up... [Stuff.co.nz]

 

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