This Earth Day, let’s focus on the fight to end food insecurity.
Food insecurity has increased sharply in America due to the widespread economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving laid-off, furloughed, and reduced-time workers are struggling to put food on the table.
It’s estimated that as many as 54.3 million people won’t have access to enough food for their households this year—up from 37 million pre-pandemic. That’s over 16% of the country. In addition to turning to federal support, families have depended on local food banks to fill the gaps. Unfortunately, these organizations face declines in donations, leaving them struggling to meet the increased need.
This Earth Day, let’s commit to supporting our local food banks and pantries. Donate money or food, volunteer your time, or advocate for policies that help reduce food insecurity. Together, we can make sure no one goes hungry.
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Let’s work together to ensure everyone has access to the food they need.
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