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PHOTO: Elementary school students in Reading stop by kiosks parked near school entrances to get free, nutritious breakfast items to eat in their classrooms. Photo courtesy Food Research and Action Center.

READING, Pa. - Homeroom is just a little "homier" in Reading elementary schools this month, as kids are now starting their days with a nutritious breakfast before they begin their class work. Some Reading students used to eat breakfast in the cafeteria, but this year, the district made the decision ...Read More

PHOTO: Ohio farmers are donating thousands of eggs this month to food banks in the state. Photo credit: Ohio Poultry Association.

DAYTON, Ohio - Eggs have long been proven to be a solid source of protein and nutrition, which is just what food-deprived families in the Buckeye State need. In recognition of Hunger Action Month, Ohio egg farmers are donating more than half a million eggs to food banks in Columbus, Johnstown, Dayt ...Read More

PHOTO: Hunger-fighting organizations in Illinois are using September, Hunger Action Month, to build awareness of food insecurity in the state. Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Agriculture.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Some people may have recovered from the economic downturn, but recent data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture finds that more than 12 percent of Illinoisans still struggle to put food on the table. The face of hunger has changed, said Julie Melton, vice president for develo ...Read More

Photo: New Census data indicates children who receive adequate food at home, and at school, also perform better academically in school. Photo courtesy: The Children's Aid Society.

DAYTON, Ohio - The latest Census data indicates poverty is on the decrease nationwide for the first time since 2006. In Ohio, the poverty rate number now sits at 16 percent for 2013, slightly above the national average, but the proportion of children living in poverty in Ohio and the rest of the cou ...Read More

PHOTO: Attorney General Bill Schuette and other state leaders have officially kicked off the annual Michigan Harvest Gathering, which this year aims to raise enough money and food to provide 2 million meals to Michiganders in need. Photo courtesy of Food Bank Council of Michigan.

LANSING, Mich. - Nearly 17-percent of Michiganders struggle with hunger, and almost a quarter of the state's children don't know where their next meal is coming from. That's why state leaders are coordinating the Michigan Harvest Gathering to help raise funds and food for those in need. Michigan Att ...Read More

PHOTO: Figures show an improving economy in 2013, according to the Census Bureau, but some experts caution the recovery is still not adding up to financial security for many middle and low-income Kentuckians. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The latest Census Bureau report shows an improving economy in 2013 but some experts caution the recovery is too slow to help the living standards of many middle and low-income Americans. In Kentucky, 18.8 percent of the people lived in poverty last year. That's down from 19.4 percen ...Read More

PHOTO: The Children's Action Alliance is calling on political candidates in Arizona to focus on hunger and other issues affecting kids as they seek office in the general election this November. Photo credit: Pima County Public Library.

PHOENIX - As election season kicks into high gear in Arizona, there are calls for political candidates to focus on children's issues. Julie Bacon is a consultant with Children's Action Alliance, which is sponsoring an event in Scottsdale today promoting the "Healthy Packs" program. She says 10 cand ...Read More

PHOTO: Taking the pulse of Kentucky's health-care system, experts gathered Tuesday to share ideas on ways to reshape the delivery of care. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - In the midst of sweeping health-care reform in Kentucky, hundreds of people gathered in Louisville on Tuesday to explore how to "do care differently." Dave Bolt, deputy director of the Kentucky Primary Care Association, said it's time to move away from what he calls a "treat 'em a ...Read More

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