Kerry Criticizes Delay in Hunger Report
By JIM ABRAMS
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Kerry campaign on Friday criticized the administration for putting off, possibly until after the election, issuing an annual report that could show an increase in the number of households that either don't have access to enough food or have experienced hunger.
The Agriculture Department report, originally scheduled to be made public either Thursday or Friday, is being reviewed by the department. No new date has been set for its release.
Alisa Harrison, the USDA's press secretary, said the Food Nutrition Service had some questions about definitions and other matters and called the review ``a normal part of our process.'' Kerry's campaign, she said, was ``attempting to make an issue where there isn't one.''