$4 A Day: Hunger & Food Insecurity

According to the USDA, in 2013, 49.1 million Americans experienced food insecurity. This means 14% of households often don’t know where their next meal is coming from, which is something I have never personally experienced. Thus, I decided to take the SNAP Challenge to gain a better understanding of what it means to be food insecure. In accordance with the average Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, I was allowed a budget of $4 a day for food.

Ignatian Family Advocacy Month reaches over 171 U.S. Congressional Offices

Ignatian Family Advocacy Month (IFAM), a national advocacy effort of the Ignatian Solidarity Network in partnership with the U.S. Jesuit Conference, inspired hundreds of advocates from Jesuit universities, high schools, parishes, and ministries to engage in legislative advocacy on three priority issues: humane comprehensive immigration reform, the fair minimum wage act, and protecting the SNAP program.
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Pope Francis: Pray and Advocate to End Hunger | Protect SNAP

Our action to end hunger needs to go beyond prayer - we must also advocate. Despite the many resources we are blessed with in the U.S., there are still people experiencing hunger every day. In 2012, 49 million Americans (more than 1 in 7 Americans) struggled to put food on their tables. This figure includes 15.9 million children. Currently the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which assists those challenged by hunger is being targeted by budget cuts in Congress.