Why Millions Of Americans Go Hungry And How To Address Their Needs
This week many Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends. But for millions of others, the holiday will mark another day of worrying how they'll feed themselves and their children. On Nov. 1, a temporary boost in the federal food stamp program came to an end. Anti-hunger advocates across the country said they saw an almost immediate rise in the number of people at food pantries and soup kitchens. Congress is seeking billions of dollars in additional cuts over the next decade to the food assistance program, now known as SNAP. Diane talks with representatives of anti-hunger organizations around the U.S. about why so many Americans are not getting enough to eat.
founder and executive editor of The Hagstrom Report, and columnist for National Journal.
president, Food Research and Action Center.
senior director of government relations, Food Bank for New York City.
executive director, The Center for Civil Justice, in Flint and Saginaw, Michigan.
senior pastor, The Nineteenth Street Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.
CEO, Texas Food Bank Network.