Food Insecurity in the United States

An NPR Special Report explores the extent of food insecurity in the U.S. Thursday November 12 at 2:00pm on WITF 89.5 & 93.3

  • Fred Vigeant

Join us for an hour exploring the extent of food insecurity in the United States and how the problem has been exacerbated by the pandemic.

NPR’s Michel Martin will break down the scale of hunger in the U.S., the systems currently in place to help people get access to food, the personal toll of being food insecure, and the role that schools play in distributing food to people in need.

Stories in this special report include:

  • A conversation with NPR’s Dan Charles about the systems in place to address hunger in the United States and where they fall short.
  • A conversation with Eugene Cho, President and CEO of Bread for the World, about the state of food insecurity in the United States and how the U.S. compares globally.
  • Michel Martin visits a food distribution site in Montgomery County, Maryland that’s seen a dramatic increase in demand since the pandemic began.
  • Cory Turner of NPR’s Education Team reports on the challenge to feed the more than 30 million young people who qualify for free or reduced-price meals at a time when many schools around the country are closed.

Food Insecurity in the U.S. will broadcast Thursday November 12 at 2:00pm. The program is also available for on-demand listening. 

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