Operating with only a shoestring budget, a local chapter of Food Not Bombs provides a working model for communities around the nation to help fight hunger and reduce the damaging effects of income inequality.
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.
For Tracy Oseran, to distribute food that would otherwise be thrown out — reducing food waste and reducing hunger.
David Korten, author, and co-founder of Yes! magazine shares his views on the importance of building local, community-based economies.