The Hunger Games Come to Wisconsin

Monday, April 2, 2012 at 6:56 PM by

Katniss. Gale. Peeta. Panem. If these names mean nothing to you, you’ve been able to avoid the hype of The Hunger Games, now showing in movie theaters. Many Wisconsin families are living out their own version of the Hunger Games. One in four Wisconsin children live in families that depend on food stamps to make ends meet, and the number of Wisconsin residents receiving food stamp assistance has more than doubled in the last four years.

The federal budget proposed by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) would make deep cuts to food stamp spending, while handing out enormous tax cuts to the best-off.

For more information about Wisconsin’s own version of the Hunger Games, read the newest blog post by the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families.

Tamarine Cornelius

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