ERIC Number: ED083353
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun-4
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Hearings Before the Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs of the United States Senate, Ninety-Third Congress, First Session. Federal Food Programs--1973. Part 2--Hunger in 1973. Hearings Held Washington, D.C., June 4, 1973.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs.
The "Hunger-1973" committee report, details the continuing hunger problem in the country. The report shows that the administration and participation of the Food Stamp and Surplus Food Program vary widely across the country. It shows that the benefits available under both programs are being severely restricted by the current food cost crisis in the country. The law requires that the Food Stamp Program permit the poor to purchase a nutritionally adequate diet; and, that the Government make every possible effort to insure that the eligible poor receive the benefits of the program. Yet, after four years, the census figures and food program participation figures show that there are still some 263 "hunger" counties in the country in which two-thirds of the poor are receiving no food assistance. Despite a clear picture of continuing need for food assistance across the country, the Agriculture Department returned nearly 400 million dollars in unspent food stamp funds to the Treasury last year, and will apparently return about the same amount this year. As an important sidelight to the hearing, the committee explored the question of world hunger and food needs, particularly how that problem relates to our efforts to feed the hungry poor here at home and provide adequate food at reasonable prices to all our people. [Parts of this document may not be clearly legible on microfiche due to the size of print in the original.] (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Federal Government, Financial Policy, Government Role, Health Needs, Hunger, Nutrition, Policy Formation, Poverty, Poverty Areas, Poverty Programs, Program Administration, Public Policy
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs.