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May 29, 2013
Re "The case for food stamps," Opinion, May 24 The proposed reductions to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (also known as food stamps) are more evidence of the inequality between rich and poor in the United States. There are some 50 million Americans who are "food insecure," including roughly 17 million children, according to the charity Feeding America. The cuts are more than an economic misstep - they are a moral failing. The average food stamp benefit is a little more than $4 a day, about what one pays for a latte at Starbucks.
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OPINION
September 16, 2013 | By Bob Dole and Tom Daschle
One of the biggest pieces of business Congress has yet to resolve is the farm bill, legislation that has enjoyed bipartisan support for decades. Unfortunately, the process to reauthorize this crucial bill has taken a sharp and disheartening turn this year. The Senate and the House are in a standoff over extremely different versions of it with a deadline looming this month. At stake is the ability of millions of Americans who still struggle in our economy to provide adequate and healthy meals for their children and families.
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OPINION
September 19, 2012
Re "Food porn won't fill an empty stomach," Opinion, Sept. 16 Nina Burleigh contrasts the decadence of chefs preparing gourmet food on TV with America's hunger problem. But celebrity chefs and others in the food community are passionately involved in fighting hunger. Wolfgang Puck has raised considerable sums for St. Vincent's Meals on Wheels. Food truck fans also support Meals on Wheels when they eat at the Cart for a Cause truck. Los Angeles chefs, food writers and bloggers plan events year-round that benefit hunger-fighting organizations.
OPINION
May 29, 2013
Re "The case for food stamps," Opinion, May 24 The proposed reductions to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (also known as food stamps) are more evidence of the inequality between rich and poor in the United States. There are some 50 million Americans who are "food insecure," including roughly 17 million children, according to the charity Feeding America. The cuts are more than an economic misstep - they are a moral failing. The average food stamp benefit is a little more than $4 a day, about what one pays for a latte at Starbucks.
WORLD
January 29, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The images almost shimmer with beauty: a lush green landscape in South Sudan, a Kenyan market abundant with ripe vegetables, a luminous lake sunset in Mali, a misty forest in Liberia. The pictures could grace a travel brochure. But the advertising campaign, launched in Britain in late December, is aimed at raising funds for an Oxfam anti-hunger drive titled "Food for All. " "Let's make Africa famous for its epic landscapes, not hunger," says the ad's slogan, found on billboards and in print and digital formats.
WORLD
August 24, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
North Korea is reportedly claiming that it has developed a new kind of noodle that makes people feel full longer than ordinary food. Choson Sinbo newspaper said that the noodle, made with a mixture of beans and corn, doesn't make people "feel a sense of hunger that generally comes soon after eating [ordinary] noodle." The Tokyo-based newspaper, considered a mouthpiece for the regime in Pyongyang, cited a North Korean research institute. It didn't elaborate on how the special noodle works or how long people who eat it can go without hunger pangs.
OPINION
November 16, 2005
The Nov. 13 editorial, "A historic opportunity," estimated that at least 1 million children may have died of malaria last year. Question: If these children did not die of malaria, would they then have died of hunger? So while the Global Fund will fight malaria, who is going to fight hunger in Africa? STEPHEN J. HOWARD Studio City
WORLD
November 16, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Iran's first lady made a rare public appearance and even more rare, a speech, at a Rome forum on the eve of a U.N. summit to fight hunger. The wife of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is believed never to have made a speech before. First Lady Azam Sadat Farahi came to the forum of wives of heads of state before the three-day summit on strategies to fight world hunger at the Rome headquarters of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, or FAO. She spoke from her seat among the spouses of about 60 leaders, an FAO official said.
OPINION
September 16, 2013 | By Bob Dole and Tom Daschle
One of the biggest pieces of business Congress has yet to resolve is the farm bill, legislation that has enjoyed bipartisan support for decades. Unfortunately, the process to reauthorize this crucial bill has taken a sharp and disheartening turn this year. The Senate and the House are in a standoff over extremely different versions of it with a deadline looming this month. At stake is the ability of millions of Americans who still struggle in our economy to provide adequate and healthy meals for their children and families.
NEWS
May 4, 1987 | United Press International
More than 25,000 New Englanders took to the streets Sunday in the area's 18th annual Walk for Hunger to raise money to feed the needy. Officials at Project Bread, organizers of the event, said their Walk for Hunger is the nation's largest single walking event and the largest annual one-day fund-raiser to fight hunger within the United States. Officials at Project Bread said the walk had raised $2.5 million, an increase of more than 25% from the previous year.
NEWS
April 9, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Halle Berry and Michael Kors have teamed up to work with the United Nations World Food Program. They designed two watches that will be sold to benefit the organization. For every watch sold, 100 meals for hungry children will be provided. The watches will be sold in Michael Kors stores and at MichaelKors.com. [Los Angeles Times] After a year and a half trying to remake J.C. Penney, Ron Johnson was replaced as chief executive by his predecessor, Myron E. Ullman III. [New York Times]
WORLD
January 29, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The images almost shimmer with beauty: a lush green landscape in South Sudan, a Kenyan market abundant with ripe vegetables, a luminous lake sunset in Mali, a misty forest in Liberia. The pictures could grace a travel brochure. But the advertising campaign, launched in Britain in late December, is aimed at raising funds for an Oxfam anti-hunger drive titled "Food for All. " "Let's make Africa famous for its epic landscapes, not hunger," says the ad's slogan, found on billboards and in print and digital formats.
OPINION
September 19, 2012
Re "Grocer's plan to use E-Verify stirs anger," Sept. 17 Congratulations to the owner of Mi Pueblo Food Center for having the courage to stand up for what is right and deciding to participate in the federal E-Verify program. Many of the grocer's critics fail to consider an important benefit of E-Verify: to make sure that a person applying for a job using a Social Security number in fact obtained that number legally. My fiancee was the victim of identity theft when a person used her Social Security number for employment in another state.
OPINION
September 19, 2012
Re "Food porn won't fill an empty stomach," Opinion, Sept. 16 Nina Burleigh contrasts the decadence of chefs preparing gourmet food on TV with America's hunger problem. But celebrity chefs and others in the food community are passionately involved in fighting hunger. Wolfgang Puck has raised considerable sums for St. Vincent's Meals on Wheels. Food truck fans also support Meals on Wheels when they eat at the Cart for a Cause truck. Los Angeles chefs, food writers and bloggers plan events year-round that benefit hunger-fighting organizations.
SPORTS
January 8, 2012 | By Chris Foster
Raymond Nelson, freshman tight end at UCLA, has been kicked off the team for an incident that occurred before the Bruins played Illinois in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on Dec. 31. Nelson was sent home the day before the game for violating team rules, according to a person with knowledge of the situation who was not authorized to speak on the subject. Coach Jim Mora, hired last month, reviewed the situation before making his decision. Neither Mora nor Nelson could be reached for comment.
SPORTS
December 30, 2011 | By Chris Foster
Reporting from San Francisco — Datone Jones, UCLA defensive lineman, is dealing with the present with an eye on the future. Playing Illinois on Saturday is that kind of twofold assignment. The Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl trophy might not find a place of honor in the UCLA Hall of Fame, but it would make a nice bookend to the EagleBank trophy the Bruins won in 2009. "When game time comes, we're going to be ready to compete," Jones said. But there is more at work than pursuing a shiny bauble.
OPINION
September 19, 2012
Re "Grocer's plan to use E-Verify stirs anger," Sept. 17 Congratulations to the owner of Mi Pueblo Food Center for having the courage to stand up for what is right and deciding to participate in the federal E-Verify program. Many of the grocer's critics fail to consider an important benefit of E-Verify: to make sure that a person applying for a job using a Social Security number in fact obtained that number legally. My fiancee was the victim of identity theft when a person used her Social Security number for employment in another state.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 2009 | Larry B. Stammer
One group started walking on Oct. 18 from Cal State Long Beach. The other set out a week earlier from Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. Although the Southern Californians were 1,700 miles from this small Missouri town made famous as the site of Sir Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech in 1946, the two groups had the same goal: to fight hunger in the U.S. and around the world. This is the 40th anniversary of Crop Hunger Walk, a national interfaith program sponsored by Church World Service and viewed by many as the granddaddy of charity walks.
SPORTS
December 30, 2011 | By Chris Foster
UCLA will either finish a tumultuous season on a high note or become the first bowl-eligible team to lose eight games in a season. The Bruins were drubbed, 50-0, by USC, then, after their head coach was fired, lost to Oregon in the Pac-12 Conference title game, requiring a waiver from the NCAA to go to a bowl game with a losing record. Illinois also had a roller-coaster season, climbing high when it opened with six consecutive wins, then plummeting to six straight losses — a turn of events that also resulted in a coaching change.
SPORTS
December 29, 2011 | By Chris Foster
Reporting from San Francisco — The last three days, UCLA quarterback Darius Bell has sifted through memories while practicing at City College of San Francisco, where he played in 2009. Some have been good, like the 23 consecutive passes he completed in his last game in the stadium where the Bruins have been working out this week in preparation for Saturday's game against Illinois in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. Some are bad, as when Bell's thoughts drift back to David Henderson , a friend and former teammate.
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