Hunger is already plaguing almost 900,000 men, women, and children in our communities, and this summer they are being struck harder than ever.
The historic drought in America’s heartland is causing a sharp increase in food prices, and will continue to drive them up throughout next year, with unforeseen consequences. This is compounded by uncertainty about the subsidies and benefits such as SNAP in the Farm Bill, which may put those struggling to make ends meet in jeopardy. All this occurs at a time when food banks, one of the key resources for those who face hunger, are experiencing record-setting difficulty in sourcing enough food.
Join the conversation on this crisis on September 13th from 7:30am to 1:30pm at Philabundance’s Second Annual Hunger Symposiumto learn about the difficulties that the group faces in food sourcing, and innovative strategies that are being employed – from the farm to the plate – to make sure that those in our community who need help do not go hungry. The expert panelists and speakers will make sure that you come away with a better understanding of the issues, and ideas of how to help.
Visit here for more information and to register for tickets.