Feeding the Hungry

Kotz, Nick
November 1978
New Republic;11/25/78, Vol. 179 Issue 22, p20
Comments on the U.S. government's food programs to deal with the problem of malnutrition and poverty. Information on a medical report by doctors sent around the nation by the Field Foundation; Formation of social welfare programs to prevent the problem of starvation; Report that Congress has enacted more than a dozen food aid laws and now appropriates more than nine billion dollars annually to feed the poor; Comment that the Congressional Budget Office concludes 87 percent of food stamp benefits; Formation of the National School Lunch program after World War II to help farmers get rid of surplus commodities.


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