The U.S. Census Bureau reported that 14.5 percent of the nation's population – 45 million people – are living in poverty.
I have learned so many things and am beyond grateful for the experiences I have had during my time as a Child Hunger Corps Member.
As many gather in Des Moines for the World Food Prize this week, it's a good time to consider the irony of rural hunger in America - where food is all around but out of reach for many of our neighbors. Many of the people who work the land that feeds the world and provides low-cost, wholesome food for American consumers can't afford a meal for their own families. All the while, we see legislators that are threatening the very programs that help feed our most vulnerable citizens.