The Challenge Of Feeding America’s Hungry
Americans are relying on what we used to call food stamps in unprecedented numbers. According to figures released in September, more than 46 million Americans, about one in seven, are getting government assistance for food, but it’s estimated that millions more struggle with hunger. The nation’s food banks, supported by private dollars and donations, are straining to fill the gap. Federal funding for food stamps is not on the line in the current tax and spending negotiations, but some believe new limits on government food assistance programs are needed. Please join us to discuss hunger in America and what we can do about it.
member of the Wall Street Journal's editorial board.
CEO, Maryland Food Bank.
vice president of food assistance policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
senior vice president of government relations at Feeding America.