The Challenge Of Feeding America’s Hungry

The Challenge Of Feeding America’s Hungry

Mayor Cory Booker of Newark is the latest politician to highlight the challenges for people who rely on government assistance for food, but some say the U.S. food stamp program needs to be cut back. 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.

Guests

Stephen Moore

member of the Wall Street Journal's editorial board.

Deborah Flateman

CEO, Maryland Food Bank.

Stacy Dean

vice president of food assistance policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Eric Olsen

senior vice president of government relations at Feeding America.

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