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Mike Curtin

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We Are Hungry, Too: The Fuss About Healthy School Food

(3) Comments | Posted October 17, 2012 | 3:57 PM

It didn't take long for a catchy, creative YouTube video named "We Are Hungry" to explode from a web meme to a mainstream headline. The protest clip, filmed by teens enrolled at a Kansas High School, has attracted nearly one million views and even earned a

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Declaring Our Independence From Poverty and Hunger

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2012 | 6:32 PM

The Fourth of July is a celebration of America's independence. But America's battered economy has left more of our neighbors more dependent on public benefits and private charity than we have seen since the Great Depression.

For folks on the left, this widespread hardship indicates a need for extended unemployment...

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No Simple Answers for a Complex Problem

(3) Comments | Posted April 23, 2012 | 12:53 PM

Perhaps it should come as no surprise that Washington, D.C., a city with a reputation for 'pork,' struggles with serious problems of healthy food access. D.C. Central Kitchen, a nonprofit that has spent two decades fighting hunger and poverty in our nation's capital, knows the scale of these challenges all...

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Bracket Busting

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2012 | 6:59 PM

For many college students, March is synonymous with Madness -- as in the NCAA basketball tournament.

But for some, it's about Matchness -- as in March Matchness, the Campus Kitchens Project's annual fundraising event. For 20 days, students from 16 schools will take to social media,

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