Hunger In The U.S.

Hunger In The U.S.

Food insecurity remains at near-record levels for the fifth straight year, with one in five American children at risk of hunger.

A recent USDA report says 17 million American households struggled to feed family members last year, putting food insecurity at near-record levels for the fifth straight year. Meanwhile, the current food stamps program, now known as SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is being scaled back. Increases made at the height of the recession will sunset in November, and Congress is weighing billions more in cuts to the program. We look at what's being done to address hunger in our region and nationally.

Guests

Alexandra Ashbrook

Director, D.C. Hunger Solutions, Food and Action Research Center

Stacy Dean

Vice President for Food Assistance Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Molly McCloskey

Director, No Kid Hungry for Share Our Strength’s Maryland Campaign

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