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The announcement that one of every eight District children is not getting enough to eat couldn’t have come at a worse time. D.C. Hunger Action released its 55-page report, and testified before the D.C. Council, just days before the general election. Normally, the discovery that three in four low-income households have bare cupboards would have been big news. But the papers were full of Barry and Schwartz, Robb and North, Glendening and Sauerbrey, and famished children got no play. A month later, the situation looks worse. Their plight has gone unnoticed, and the papers are full of expected budget cuts to the very social services and supplemental food programs D.C. Hunger Action says are failing kids.