The enactment of this tax credit bill is a win for farmers who donate to food banks, it's a win for our neighbors who struggle to put food on the table, and it's a win for the Commonwealth in terms of reduced long-term costs associated with a healthy, well-fed population.
The extreme inequality of wealth and poverty in the world are rarely as stark as when it comes to one of our most basic needs: food. Could you live on just $1.50 per day? For the 1.4 billion people who live in the most extreme poverty this is reality.
The film shows that hunger, for children and people as a whole, is a problem that America has solved in the past and can solve again if average Americans demand it. A Place at the Table shows us that it's easier than we think.
The image of food insecurity now is an overweight child with a low-quality diet, and SNAP should be changed to reflect that. But there are prevailing concerns regarding the ethics of restricting choice for lower-income groups and creating an exclusion that will target them.
For most of us, it is almost impossible to imagine food being hard to come by. The harsh reality is that hunger and malnutrition are the biggest public health threats in our world today. We lose a child every six seconds because of hunger. As a mother, I can't accept that.
With the Thanksgiving holiday season approaching, many New Yorkers will not have food on their table. What can we do? Focusing on one simple, direct way to help, Project Oatmeal's goal is to provide one of the most needed foods to New York's hungriest.
The passage of the Affordable Care Act and its implementation gives us a rare opportunity to change the way we see nutrition: food is medicine, and we have the chance to codify that belief into our health care system.