In the United States today, an estimated 35 million people experience food insecurity — meaning they do not have access to enough food to live a healthy, active lifestyle.
According to the USDA, 30-40% of food produced in the US goes to waste. There is plenty of food for everyone. The issue of food insecurity is not caused by a shortage of food; instead, it is a symptom of the greater issues of poverty and systemic inequality.
We know that this issue cannot be solved by charitable food assistance alone. Our vision that “no one should go hungry” can only be achieved through cross-sector collaboration, including the application of policy and legislation. That is why we work in coalition with allied organizations, grassroots activists, and others to advocate for anti-hunger on behalf of the neighbors we serve.
It is our hope that through our collective efforts, we will one day see an end to food insecurity in our community.
To see the issues we a currently working on, visit https://www.feedingamerica.org/take-action/advocate.
If you would like to know more about The Foodbank’s advocacy efforts, email Katie Ly, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Kly@thefoodbankdayton.org or 937-461-0265 x33