Founder and CEO Billy Shore weighs in on the newly-released USDA hunger numbers and what these numbers mean in an election year.
According to new data released this morning from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, last year 50 million Americans struggled with hunger. More than 16 million of these Americans, or more than one out of five, were kids.
The USDA's food insecurity numbers confirm that a humanitarian crisis looms within our own borders that can no longer be ignored. The crisis of childhood hunger in particular is putting at risk a generation of our youngest Americans, our national education goals and our economic competitiveness.