The 37-year-old Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is a graduate of Harvard, a Rhodes Scholar, a former Naval Intelligence officer and the first openly gay person to seek a major party’s presidential nomination.
Following his 2-week tour of the U.K., the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights slammed Britain's welfare-cutting policies as more are driven to poverty, hunger and homelessness.
A survey of 43,000 students at 66 campuses says many forgo meals because they can't afford it.
With $11 billion of food-stamp cuts in place and $40 billion in welfare cuts on the table, charities and religious groups must significantly step up their political campaigning to combat hunger.
The Senate voted to pass a $500 billion farm bill that increases subsidies for bio-ag giants like Monsanto while slashing billions from the program which feeds the hungry.