Fresh Resolve

Fresh Resolve

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A new report, Freedom from Hunger: An Achievable Goal for the United States of America,released by the National Commission on Hunger reaffirms that ending hunger in our nation will require both a strong federal and strong charitable response, as well as commitment and action from elected leaders and individual citizens.


We appreciate the Commission’s emphatic statement that ending hunger requires addressing root causes such as limited economic growth, lack of opportunities, unemployment and under employment, low wages and education issues. We applaud the Commission, whose members represented a wide variety of views and perspectives, for making actionable recommendations that will help strengthen federal nutrition assistance programs and public-private partnerships to ensure that people in our community and our nation have access to the nutrition assistance they need while they get back on their feet.

Later this month, we and others collaborating on a new, local, cross-sector partnership will gather to build out a plan of action for working more holistically with and for area families to supportstability and opportunity in health, housing, food security and employment. Then, in early February, Second Harvest Food Bank staff members will join with other hunger-relief advocates in Washington, DC, to meet with Members of Congress and urge them to invest in improved health, education, economic and child development outcomes for our nation’s citizens.

We’re just getting started, so stay tuned for updates on these and other efforts made possible through your continuing support! 

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