|Policy issue area:||Society|
|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:||-|
|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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