by Haya Luftig
Food insecurity is one of the most acute hardships many Americans, including children, face across the country. In 2014, the most recent year for which we have data, over 48 million people—including more than 14 million children—suffered from food insecurity, lacking either sufficient food or sufficiently nutritious food. Millions of people rely on federal nutrition assistance programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), especially during difficult economic times, and we should elect government representatives who will protect these vital initiatives.
What policies do you support to reduce childhood hunger and the growing silent crisis of food security in our state and county?