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Solutions to Hunger
Raising wages and maximizing participation in federal nutrition programs are the best long-term solutions to ending dependence on food charity. At the same time, such federal spending is proven to add a significant boost to the economy. The fights to end hunger and the fights to end poverty are intertwined - without proper nourishment, obtaining and keeping jobs as well as concentrating in school become more difficult. Living-wage jobs and education are the best tools in combating poverty. Food stamp/SNAP benefits assist people in obtaining nutritious food as they attempt to go to school and find stable jobs that will eventually help them move beyond the soup kitchen to self-sufficiency.