Poverty: Don’t judge a book by its cover

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I did not write this. It was posted on Facebook

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Poverty in America
http://povertyinamerica.mit.edu/

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http://m.imdb.com/title/tt1736049/

A place at the table
Hunger in America

http://youtu.be/f4LuipQzXqA
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A place at the table (should be a link to whole film but I haven’t tested the link yet)
http://www.elgonyeh.info/stream.php?videoID=732
(It was locked)

Here is another site to access it although it may not be free

http://www.magpictures.com/aplaceatthetable/mobile/
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http://billmoyers.com/episode/encore-the-faces-of-america’s-hungry/

Encore: The Faces of America’s Hungry
July 31, 2013
Here in the richest country on earth, 50 million of us — one in six Americans — go hungry. More than a third of them are children. Debates on how to address hunger – in both Congress and the media — are filled with tired clichés about freeloaders undeserving of government help, living large at the expense of honest, hardworking taxpayers. But the documentary A Place at the Table paints a truer picture of America’s poor.

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“The cost of food insecurity, obesity and malnutrition is way larger than it is to feed kids nutritious food,” Jacobson tells Bill.

“There’s no opportunity for people who are low-income to really engage in our democracy,” says Chilton. “I think they’re actively shut out.”


Do something
http://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/11-facts-about-hunger-us
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The day the welfare man came
http://foodonfifth.com/2013/04/15/hunger-in-america-the-day-the-welfare-man-came/

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