When we talk about hunger, whether it's here in the US or around the world, we do tend to talk about how to increase the food supply -- sometimes it's about running a food drive or sometimes it's about new technologies that will allow farmers to grow more food.
But most experts agree: there is enough food. The problem is that people cannot afford to buy the food and don't have the resources to grow their own food.
Why aren't we talking about this? Maybe because it's too hard, poverty seems to be too intractable a problem. And solutions to poverty won't happen with sweeping global or regional change, they will happen one family at a time.
Bridges Out of Poverty is a proven program that can do that one family at a time. We're thrilled to have piloted this program in Hartford and are working hard to secure the funds and resources to continue it. Learn more about Foodshare's work with this program here.
And read more about possible policy solutions to hunger here.