The July-August issue looks at partisanship in legislatures, renovating capitols, pay for lawmakers, the challenging job of chief of staff, the costs of legislation and much more.
Hunger affects communities across the United States. One in seven households was food insecure in 2010 and as many as one in five households had difficulty affording food at some point in 2011. Yet, hunger in the United States is a solvable problem. Today public officials, private businesses and nonprofits and concerned citizens around the country unite in creative efforts to address hunger in their communities. Whether it is leveraging one of the 15 federal nutrition programs administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture or promoting a local community garden, state legislators can play an active role in eliminating hunger in their districts and beyond.
This checklist serves as guide to legislators as they seek simple, low-cost ways to feed hungry families. See how you can begin looking at the problem, raising awareness, and fighting hunger in your community.
Looking at the problem
Fighting hunger in your community
Written by Angelynn Hermes | Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow at NCSL, Washington, D.C.
NCSL Foundation for State Legislatures Hunger Partnership | August 2012
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