Despite our best efforts to convince Congress to balance the budget in a way that doesn't hurt families struggling with hunger, the House Agriculture Committee is poised to vote on a Farm Bill that will cut SNAP, or food stamps, by $21 billion. That's 8 billion meals that will be lost.
Mrs. Anderson* is a 95-year-old Chicago resident. She has resided in the same, sun-drenched high-rise building since 1975. Her sprawling view overlooks Michigan Avenue where the streets are lined with lavish storefronts displaying $1,000 handbags, luxury cosmetics, and fine restaurants.
At Feeding America we talk a lot about the power of the Network - that's the combined strength of our over 200 food banks working together to help fight hunger in their communities. But to see it in action is really something special.