WhyHunger’s Executive Director, Noreen Springstead, was a key source for The New York Times Magazine in shaping this week’s cover story

“America At Hunger’s Edge” and the deep dive essay“How Hunger Persists in a Rich Country Like America.”

As Noreen says in the article, “We call it an emergency food system, but it’s a 50-year emergency.”

WhyHunger has been on the frontlines of the fight against hunger in the United States for over four decades. For years, we’ve been sounding the alarm that food bags and emergency meals, are not enough to end hunger for good. This entrenched social problem, now exacerbated by the COVID pandemic, can only be solved by addressing its root causes: poverty, unemployment, racial injustice, lack of access to healthy food, and more.

As hunger skyrockets across America, it's important that major news outlets are shining a spotlight on this critical issue. And we’re proud that WhyHunger’s unique root-cause approach has attracted attention and is helping to shift the public understanding of why hunger exists and how we can actually solve it.

We hope you’ll take a moment to read and share this important article.

The WhyHunger Team

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