We can solve hunger in America. Your voice matters.

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Healthy food fuels potential. If America makes the right policy choices, the food we grow can reach everyone. Add your voice to demand our leaders connect all Americans to the nutrition they need.

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America’s potential is our people. Food is the fuel that makes everything we achieve possible. Healthy food and sound nutrition power up our wellbeing, and propel us forward to build vibrant communities.

Our country has more than enough food for everyone. With the right structure of policies in place — from school meals and federal nutrition programs to a Farm Bill that works for all Americans — we can create, protect, and share this abundance, so every American, at every stage of life’s journey, can count on the healthy food they need to thrive.

But here’s the problem: Over the years, the system has missed some much-needed maintenance, and right now, 42 million Americans aren’t getting enough healthy food to eat. A family in a rural community might live hours away from the nearest grocery store. A factory worker might earn too much to qualify for nutrition assistance but too little to afford enough to eat.

When some people have to miss meals, it affects their health, their education, and their ability to contribute to their communities. It affects all of us, and it holds back our country’s potential.

If we want America to thrive, we need to tap into everyone’s talents, and everyone needs to have enough to eat.

How can each American have a place at the table?

In 2013, the acclaimed documentary A Place At The Table explored how we got here, and what it would take to solve the root causes of hunger in America.

We know it’s possible because America all but eliminated hunger once before. In the 1970s, seeing scenes of hunger and starvation in news reports inspired the public to demand change. Our nation’s leaders came together to modernize and enhance the networks that connect all of us to the nutrition we need.

They made sure people could access federal nutrition programs and expanded school lunches. They took action because they knew the whole country benefits when everyone can live up to their potential.

Unfortunately, we’ve fallen behind since then.

But we know we can succeed again by harnessing the same kind of public outcry, and mobilizing to rebuild a policy framework that ensures nutrition for all. A Place At The Table explained how Americans can come together to demand action.

In big cities and small towns in every corner of the country, thousands of Americans who saw the movie at screenings had the same reaction: We want change. Where can we sign up?

Fuel the movement with your voice

We can guarantee good nutrition for every American. There’s only one ingredient missing in the recipe to end hunger: the public’s voice.

Our leaders will only act if they know food insecurity is a priority for their constituents. So, let’s tell them. That’s where you come in. Sign up here, for updates on opportunities to demand action.

 

“Let’s fuel the potential of every child.”

Take it from the @FarmBureau: #SNAP “ain’t just for cities” https://t.co/xugKgIO1HQ

“When money is tight, fresh produce feels like a luxury.” How #SNAPworks to promote healthy eating: https://t.co/dFfa7C6a0m #FoodIsFuel

Study: Participating in SNAP saves about $2,100 in annual health costs for senior citizens https://t.co/hv43ezsLDC #SNAPWorks

#EveryChildNeeds healthy food to thrive. Here’s how pediatricians can detect—and fight—food insecurity: https://t.co/ZNRMtm8vDu

A rule change for SNAP in #Colorado will help more people get the help they need: https://t.co/HUB8YABNJl @hungerfreeco #SNAPworks

Hunger is part of the college experience for too many students—but it doesn’t have to be: https://t.co/B7Ng2pDVId #FoodIsFuel #HigherEd

“This is not your grandmother’s hunger.” @NatGeo’s in-depth look at a solvable problem: Hunger in America https://t.co/Jgpc7lzkan

If we want America’s senior citizens to stay healthy, we need to make sure they get enough to eat: https://t.co/1FJQPYaqh8 via @FRACtweets

"Churches and charities are struggling to feed the hungry." That makes SNAP even more crucial: https://t.co/URJ5kB3maH @bread4theworld

#DidYouKnow that Lincoln called the Dept. of Agriculture the “The People’s Department”? A proposed 2017 update: https://t.co/Lv1hmkjrlI

"School breakfast can mean the difference between success and failure for many kids." https://t.co/hZPTvGkFbO #FoodIsFuel

#SNAPworks for Rafael, a veteran with two Purple Hearts, and his wife, who also served: https://t.co/WXudv5Byy5 via @FoodDepository

Food banks say they “can’t do it alone”—they count on nutrition assistance programs like SNAP: https://t.co/wrZZt9WDQk #FoodIsFuel

A must-read from @lsilverbush: Why millions of Americans struggle to afford food, and why it’s a solvable problem: https://t.co/Lv1hmkjrlI

13% of households in metro areas use #SNAP 🏙️ 16% in small towns 🏘️ 16% in rural areas 🏡 More from @fractweets: https://t.co/BiytU46M3T

Ever heard of a “prescription” for healthy food? This “mobile market” promotes good health and food access: https://t.co/0vmWXCi1R8

Students at 2-year colleges are especially likely to struggle to afford food. @kblagg on how policymakers can help: https://t.co/84D6RPgMXB

Feeding people today while addressing hunger’s root causes: https://t.co/F9jITBiIKf

Being able to go to the store and choose their own food helps people w/ disabilities "build a sense of autonomy" https://t.co/YWLBa1SfdU