Statement attributed to Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO
“Feeding America congratulates our former board member Dr. Vivek H. Murthy on his nomination to serve as Surgeon General of the United States. During previous service, Dr. Murthy created initiatives to help eliminate some of our nation’s most pressing public health issues. When serving on the board of the Feeding America, Dr. Murthy supported the organization in strengthening our network’s commitment to equitable food access and building healthier communities. Amid the current public health, economic, and hunger crises that are having a detrimental effect on our country’s well-being, we stand ready to work with the new Surgeon General to ensure every individual in this country has access to the healthy, nutritious meals they need to thrive.”
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Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, we provide meals to more than 40 million people each year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.