The Republican National Convention theme “We Built It” is a beautifully crafted slogan; if it only provided the full story.
In Oregon alone, 20 regional food banks, and 950 local agencies are involved in distributing food to those in need
And, it’s not nearly enough. 25% of the state’s populace are receiving food stamps, and many of those are children.
Maybe we can’t solve intractable problems of hunger and food insecurity in America, but we certainly could do much more to help to improve the lives of many that would also benefit society as a whole.
It’s not a solution to hunger but it’s an important way to help those in need, and reduce food waste.
We would do well to listen to what Rachel Bristol, longtime CEO of the Portland Food Bank has to say on the subject of poverty and food insecurity in the U.S.