Here's another powerful statement from a leading anti-hunger organization about the need to address racism in our anti-hunger work:
Message from Feeding America:
"We've been watching the news, horrified, for the last two weeks. As police violence runs through every state, it's clear that this is what racism looks like in America.
The reality is that racism is also fundamental to why many of our Black neighbors don't have enough to eat. With decades of discriminatory policy that have led to poorly-funded schools, higher unemployment, lower home ownership, and worse access to food, it's no surprise that double the number of Black households face hunger as compared to white households. The staggering economic effects of COVID-19 are set to make that even worse.
Our mission to end hunger must include taking action on racism. So, non-Black allies, we invite you to join us in recommitting to fighting racial discrimination and violence in all its forms.
Five quick actions to take right now as an ally for Black lives:
In solidarity, safety, and health,
Amirio, Danny, Mike, Mya, and Thao
Feeding America Government Relations Team"
Here's a late-March 2020 article by the folks at Feeding America with projected levels of increased food insecurity caused by the pandemic:
Three scenarios are described that, depending on the level of job losses, could mean that 4 - 17 million more Americans will be food insecure compared to pre-pandemic levels of 37 million -- it all depends on the extent of job/income losses.
Hiram LarewWed, Apr 22, 11:17 AM (1 day ago)
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