In one of the wealthiest nations in the world, hunger remains a serious problem. In 2016, 41.2 million Americans lived in food-insecure households. Food insecurity, defined as being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable and nutritious food, affects every community in the United States (National Conference of State Legislators, 2018). In Arizona the vulnerable population that suffers from hunger and food insecurity is children and homeless individuals. The government and public sector have banded together to create the NCSL Hunger Partnership.
If you are interest check out their website: http://www.ncsl.org/research/human-services/hunger-parntership-overview-summary.aspx
This group is comprised of state legislator’s and private companies the 2018-2019 roster includes California Senator: Holly Mitchell and private companies such as Kellogg’s: Tanisha Sanders, Stephanie Slingerland, Tracy Mihas. They also have advisory partners such as Feed America: Carrie Calvert.
I was really impressed that we have taken the initiative to come together from the Government Policy and Private Sector to tackle the issue of Hunger and Food Insecurity in the United States of America.
Another group I was super impressed with located is St. Mary’s Food Bank. One in four children in Arizona will grow up in poverty and St. Mary’s Food Bank is one of the longest running food banks in the United States working towards ending hunger. They have Food Banks in various ares in the State, they have community kitchens, and they have food distribution centers.
LEAVE IT TO THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION TO BE SO AMAZING AND CATEGORIZE POLICIES PER COUNTRY
The public sector is having an influence on the government policies on hunger and food insecurity. Hopefully they continue to collaborate and improve the state of this issue. I’m hopeful because the alternative is depressing!
National Conference of State Legislators. (n.d.). Hunger Partnership Overview. Retrieved from http://www.ncsl.org/research/human-services/hunger-parntership-overview-summary.aspx
New York Times, & Sun, M. (2018). Minju Sun [New York Times Image ]. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/14/opinion/hunger-college-food-insecurity.html
St. Mary’s Food Bank. (n.d.). Home – St. Mary’s Food Bank. Retrieved from https://www.firstfoodbank.org/
World Health Organization. (n.d.). Policies in United States of America | Global database on the Implementation of Nutrition Action (GINA). Retrieved from https://extranet.who.int/nutrition/gina/en/policies/1568