The White House Releases Strategy To End U.S. Hunger


FILE - A volunteer pack boxes of food for distribution, at The Capital Area Food Bank on Oct. 5, 2021, in Washington. As the country’s food charities struggle to keep up with rising inflation and demand, the White House will host a conference on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. For several months, the Biden administration has hosted listening sessions with hunger and nutrition groups, corporations, and federal agencies to help find ways to end hunger by 2030. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
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The White House released its strategy for ending hunger in this country over the next 10 years. The administration’s plan will focus on five areas.

Number one, improving food access and affordability. Number two, integrating nutrition and health by working with Congress on several programs. Three, empowering consumers to make and have healthy access and choices. Four, creating programs that support physical activity for all. And number five, enhancing nutrition and food security research, particularly on issues of equity and access.

A gluten free section at Porchlight Community Service food pantry is seen Thursday, May 6, 2021, in San Diego. For millions of Americans with food allergies or intolerances, the pandemic has created a particular crisis: Most food banks and government programs offer limited options. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

In the U.S., 13.5 million households were food insecure, meaning at some point they were uncertain of having or unable to acquire food to meet their needs because of insufficient money or resources. States like Texas, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, and South Carolina have some of the highest rates of food insecurity.

On a global scale, more than enough food is produced to feed the entire population, but as many as 828 million people still go hungry.

Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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