Food Stamp Cuts and Veterans' Services Examined in New Report on Hunger and Homelessness

The U.S. Conference of Mayors to Release 2013 Hunger and Homelessness Survey

25-CITY SURVEY RESULTS ANNOUNCED ON CONFERENCE CALL -- Wed, Dec 11th at 11 a.m. EST

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a backdrop of significant cuts in federal food assistance programs and continuing economic problems in cities across the nation, The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will release its 2013 Status Report on Hunger and Homelessness Report on Wednesday, December 11 at 11:00 a.m. (EST) during a CONFERENCE CALL featuring mayors from around the country. 

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The report comes shortly after the expiration of Recovery Act provisions which increased food stamp benefits and while Congressional negotiations on the 2014 Farm Bill suggest that further cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are imminent. For the first time, it includes a series of questions about efforts to respond to homelessness among veterans.

For more than 30 years, The Conference of Mayors has reported on the status of hunger and homelessness in our nation's cities, as well as individual programs offered to help those needing emergency assistance.  

** NOTE: AN ADVANCED EMBARGOED COPY OF THE REPORT AND RELEASE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT WWW.USMAYORS.ORG THE EVENING OF Tuesday, December 10th!  **

WHO





Memphis, TN Mayor A.C. Wharton, USCM Hunger and Homelessness Task Force Chair


Santa Barbara, CA Mayor Helene Schneider, USCM Hunger and Homelessness Task Force Chair


Tom Cochran, USCM CEO and Executive Director


Laura Zeilinger, Deputy Director, United States Interagency Council On Homelessness





WHAT

NATIONAL CONFERENCE CALL to release the USCM 2013 HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS REPORT





WHEN

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. (EST)





PARTICIPATING CITIES (25):



Asheville, NC 

Des Moines, IA 

Plano, TX


Boston, MA 

Los Angeles, CA 

Providence, RI


Charleston, SC 

Louisville, KY 

San Antonio, TX


Charlotte, NC 

Memphis, TN 

Santa Barbara, CA


Chicago, IL 

Nashville, TN 

St. Paul, MN


Cleveland, OH 

Norfolk, VA 

Salt Lake City, UT


Dallas, TX 

Philadelphia, PA 

San Francisco, CA


Denver, CO 

Phoenix, AZ 

Trenton, NJ




Washington, D.C.

 

 

SOURCE The U.S. Conference of Mayors




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