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Chairman McGovern Announces Roundtable Examining Family Budgets and Food Insecurity

Chairman McGovern Announces Roundtable Examining Family Budgets and Food Insecurity

Tenth in a series of events examining the steps Congress and the Biden administration could take to finally end food insecurity in this country

WASHINGTON, DC — Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) today announced that the committee will be holding a roundtable examining the reality of family budgets and food insecurity on Wednesday, October 13th at 2pm EDT. The event is the tenth in a series of committee events highlighting the reality of food insecurity in America and examining the steps that Congress and the Biden administration could take to equitably combat it. Ending Hunger in America: Family Budgets and Food Insecurity follows the committee roundtable last month, Ending Hunger in America: Hunger on College Campuses. 

“Making ends meet is hard work in America today. Many people are working two jobs to provide for their family while trying to untangle a maze of assistance programs just to try and put food on the table. As the cost-of-living increases and budgets are being stretched thin, now is the time to for this important discussion as the committee works to end hunger and encourage the White House to hold a hunger conference,” said Chairman McGovern.

Chairman McGovern recently asked Americans to share their experiences, research, and possible solutions to help guide the committee in this work. He has also called for a substantive, policy-focused White House hunger conference to create the roadmap to end hunger by 2030, which the United Nations has called for.

Co-chair of the House Hunger Caucus, McGovern authored legislation which created the McGovern-Dole Food for Education Program. Now in its third decade, McGovern-Dole aims to provide at least one nutritious meal a day to some of the world’s most vulnerable children in a school setting. It has reduced the incidence of hunger among school-age children, increased school enrollments and attendance, and increased the support of families and communities for education. He also founded the bipartisan Food is Medicine working group in Congress to highlight how critical healthy meals are for American families. 

What:  Ending Hunger in America: Family Budgets and Food Insecurity

When:  Wednesday, October 13th at 2pm EDT

Where: This proceeding will be streamed live on rules.house.gov via Cisco Webex

 

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