Resurgence in hunger and malnutrition

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Problem Components
Policy issue area: Society
Policy issue: Poverty
Description: Economic policies and decrease in funding are causing increased hunger and malnutrition among the poor and unemployed.
Symptoms: Demand for free food (soup kitchens and charities) is remaining steady, and growing in some locations; millions of Americans go hungry each month as government benefits run out; one in ten Americans now require food stamp assistance.
Causes: 1. High rates of unemployment and welfare status
2. Cutbacks in government programs: surplus food distribution; Women, Infants and Children program.
Cost of problem: -
Solution Components
Resources: Federal, state and local governments; charitable and concerned organizations; business and industry.
Goal: Provide necessary programs and funding to eliminate hunger and malnutrition.
Program area: Community development
Program-remedy: 1. Reinstate, and/or increase funding for programs to eliminate hunger and malnutrition
2. Reduce unemployment and welfare dependency.
Program-prevent: National program for a growing economy.
Cost of program: -
Beneficiaries: Underprivileged members of society; welfare recipients.

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