October 19, 2016

Feeding America is a leading partner in Vote to End Hunger, a coalition of 166 anti-hunger and poverty groups working together to elevate the issue of hunger with candidates during the 2016 election cycle. Last month, the coalition delivered the names of 631,000 voters who want to make ending hunger and poverty a top priority to both campaign’s headquarters. Secretary Hillary Clinton and Mr. Donald J. Trump responded with the following statements outlining what they would do as president to address hunger and poverty.

As a member in this coalition we are also urging the moderators for the last presidential debate tonight to ask Secretary Clinton and Mr. Trump the following question: “If elected, what will you do to end hunger, alleviate poverty, and create opportunity in the U.S. and worldwide?”

More than 42 million Americans, including 13.1 million children, live in households that struggled with hunger in 2015. And close to 43.1 million Americans—or nearly 13.5 percent—live in poverty. This includes 14.5 million children and 4.2 million seniors.

With less than three weeks before our nation chooses our next president, make sure you read both statements here and continue to help Feeding America elevate the national conversation on ending hunger.

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