News in Brief: Pennsylvania Senate Race Debate, Los Angeles City Council Scandal, Haiti Hunger Crisis

Candidates for an open Pennsylvania Senate seat face off in debate. Two Los Angeles City Council members involved in a racist rant refuse to step down. Haiti’s hunger crisis is getting worse every day.

At the White House Hunger Conference, there is a woman doing the work in her community

NPR’s Ailsa Chang spoke with Desiree La-Mar Murphy, founder and CEO of Philly-area Murphy’s Giving Market, about Biden’s goal of ending hunger in America.

Biden calls out late Congressman Jackie Walorski at White House hunger event : NPR

Congressman Jackie Walorski (R-IN) sits between Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) during a meeting between President Donald Trump and members of Congress on February 13, 2018. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption caption toggle Alex Wong/Getty Images Congressman Jackie Walorski (R-IN) sits between Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) … Read more

President Biden has set an ambitious goal of ending hunger in America by 2030

For the first time in 50 years, the White House will host a conference on hunger. On the agenda: ideas like expanding school lunch programs and updating nutrition labels.

Here’s what will happen at the first White House hunger summit since 1969: NPR

President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden pack boxes of food while volunteering at the Martin Luther King Day of Service in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 16, 2022. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption caption toggle Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden pack boxes of food while volunteering … Read more

To fight hunger, advocates want to make school meals free for all : Shots

A third-grader punches her student ID to pay for meals at Gonzales Community School in Santa Fe, New Mexico During the pandemic, schools were able to offer free school meals to all children regardless of need. Now, advocates want to make that policy permanent. Morgan Lee/AP hide caption caption toggle Morgan Lee/AP A third-grader punches … Read more

Everyone must take action against the global hunger crisis Opinion

By William Lambers The biggest global crisis we are facing right now is hunger. We need everyone to help stop hunger from taking millions of lives. The UN’s World Food Program (WFP) warns that “the number of people facing acute food insecurity has increased – from 135 million to 345 million – since 2019. A … Read more

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