This topic has taken on added significance recently as overall wealth in the United States is on the rise while record numbers of Americans are experiencing food insecurity, or the lack of consistent access to adequate food. Children exposed to food insecurity are of particular concern given the implications scarce food resources pose to children‘s health and well-being. Using data from the 2008 Current Population Survey Food Security Supplement, this report examines what is known about food insecurity among children in the United States today, why this social problem warrants our attention, and the policy solutions that might help families minimize the degree to which they and their children experience this material hardship.
My guest this week is Zac Chapman Executive Director of Colorado Springs Food Rescue. He also serves as a board member on the Food Policy Advisory Board of El Paso County, and is a member of the Colorado Food Policy Network. He will discuss food insecurity in America as well as some of the solutions he feels that may help with your help!