Thursday, Jun 21 2012
Food insecurity is a public health epidemic that affects 49 million Americans, and is particularly prevalent in our most vulnerable communities. One in five households with children are food insecure.Despite this terrible reality, some commentators continue to question whether food insecurity even exists in America. For that reason, Feeding America launched the Map the Meal Gap project. By demonstrating where food insecurity lurks in America, the project challenges people who look the other way.
Feeding America president and CEO, Vicki Escarra, writes for the Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity's series "Ending Child Hunger in America."