Food poverty is when people of a certain socioeconomic background have the worse diet and worse access to food. There are many areas in Kalamazoo that do not have access to groceries stores or do not have access to healthy foods. Many children also rely on the food provided by their schools as their only reliable source of a hot meal. With budget cuts to programs that provide meals to people who need them there is a great concern on how to not only stop food hunger but also provide a way for more people to gain access to nutrients and foods they need.
For this post I want to discuss how we could improve our food industry systems as a whole. We produce so much food and waste just as much of it. Is there a way to balance these out so that everyone can have access to food? These videos discuss the problems of the food industry and its implications in America.
Going to Bed Hungry: The Changing Face of Child Hunger
Kid President Needs Your Help to Fight Child Hunger
A recipe for cutting food waste | Peter Lehner | TEDxManhattan