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Hunger in the US

(see also Poverty & Welfare, Hunger & Famine, Homelessness & Welfare Reform)

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Hunger is the uneasy or painful sensation caused by a lack of food, or the recurrent & involuntary lack of access to food. Over time, it may produce malnutrition. Hunger is experienced by a large & growing number of Americans -- principally children & the handicapped or elderly -- every day.

On the Web: Articles

Twelve Myths About Hunger. Food First (1998).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

America's Second Harvest.

Feinstein Center for a Hunger Free America (U. of Rhode Island).

Food First.

Food Research & Action Center (FRAC).

The Hunger Site. Click daily to move corporate sponsorship for hunger relief at home & abroad.

Know Hunger.

Mazon. Jewish anti-hunger campaign.

USDA Food & Nutrition Services.

World Hunger Year.

In the Library: Articles

Patterson, Margot. “Hungry in America,” National Catholic Reporter (2/15/02):3.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Eisinger, Peter K. Toward an End to Hunger in America (Washington: Brookings Institution, 1998).

Institute for Food & Development Policy. Hunger in America: Don't Just Blame Reagan (San Francisco, 1983).

Kotz, Nick. Let Them Eat Promises: The Politics of Hunger in America (Englewood Cliffs NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1968).

__________. Hunger in America: The Federal Response (NY: Field Foundation, 1971).

Leinwand, Gerald. Hunger & Malnutrition in America (NY: Watts, 1985).

Physician Task Force on Hunger in America. Hunger in America: The Growing Epidemic (Boston: Harvard U. School of Public Health, 1985).

__________. Hunger Reaches Blue Collar America: An Unbalanced Recovery in a Service Economy (Boston: Harvard U. School of Public Health, 1987).

Schwartz-Nobel, Loretta. Growing Up Empty: The Hunger Epidemic in America (NY: HarperCollins, 2002).

Sibley, Norman (ed.) Hard Choices: Portraits of Poverty & Hunger in America (Westport CT: Save the Children Federation, 1984).

In the Library: Fiction

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Hunger in America" [1968], by Martin Carr, 51m. From Carousel Film & Video.

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