In the United States, over 46 million people will experience food insecurity this year.
That means senior citizens go without food on weekends. It means kids go to school hungry. It means working adults have to choose between paying their electricity bill or buying groceries. None of that should happen.
While private philanthropy can help, over 90% of hunger assistance comes from government. There are good programs to help fight hunger but there is very little sophisticated advocacy at the state and local level to ensure those programs get the support they need, so they can help people in need.