The Republican National Convention theme “We Built It” is a beautifully crafted slogan; if it only provided the full story. Joel Berg discusses the myth of the self made man.
For Tracy Oseran, to distribute food that would otherwise be thrown out — reducing food waste and reducing hunger.
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.
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.