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Monday, March 16, 2015

CONGRESSMAN RE-LAUNCHES HUNGER CAUCUS


Rep. James McGovern, a Democrat from central Massachusetts, has resurrected the bipartisan House Hunger Caucus with Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS).  The caucus is a forum for members to discuss, advance, and work on issues related to domestic and international hunger and food insecurity. The caucus has hosted briefings on topics ranging from introductions to the major domestic and international hunger programs to food deserts in rural and urban America to global agriculture and farmer-to-farmer initiatives to international school feeding and child nutrition programs. One of the caucus’s most important objectives is to bring together federal agencies, state and local governments, nonprofit and faith-based organizations, academia, and business to discuss long-term strategies for ending hunger.


Source: Rep. McGovern, 3/4/15, Hunger Caucus