Saturday, January 23, 2016

Saturday Morning Tweets: Global Hunger in 2016...House Hunger Caucus...Hunger in New York...The Storehouse Seeks Volunteers

FAO Releases Hunger Projections for 2016
Millions more people globally are facing the threat of severe food and water shortages in early 2016 as droughts and flooding devastate crops and strain a humanitarian system already struggling to meet needs, aid agencies warned.

The weather disturbances caused by this year’s El Niño, described by the United Nations as the worst in nearly two decades, come as conflict and persecution drive the number of people forced to flee their homes to a record of more than 60 million.  -World Economic Forum, via Thomson Reuters
Link to Article

Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan, Meets with Constituents
Rep. Lynn Jenkins, House Hunger Caucus Co-Chair Talks with Advocates: “Thank you for talking about ending hunger @RepLynnJenkins with advocates today! #No1Hungry #EndHunger2030” Tweet by @bread4theworld on 1/7/16.

Exhibit on Hunger in New York City
The Storehouse in Albuquerque Seeks Volunteers
One local organization is supplying around 3,500 people, who are less fortunate, each month with food and could volunteers to help their cause. The Storehouse New Mexico is the states largest food pantry who currently have only a small team of employees. There are a lot of tasks to take care of and a few extra hands would help the process. Article in KRQE

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