Feeding America Statement on the Nomination of Vivek Murthy to be the Surgeon General of the United States

Statement attributed to Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO

December 9, 2020

“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 more than 200 food banks, 21 statewide food bank associations, and over 60,000 partner agencies, food pantries and meal programs, we helped provide 6.6 billion meals to tens of millions of people in need last year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; brings attention to the social and systemic barriers that contribute to food insecurity in our nation; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.