1 In 8 Americans Will Face Food Insecurity This Year | The Last Word | MSNBC 1

1 In 8 Americans Will Face Food Insecurity This Year | The Last Word | MSNBC

 

More than 50 years after the White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, and Health, Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) and CEO of the Worchester County Food Bank Jean McMurray, join Ali Velshi to discuss the need for another White House conference to help end hunger in America, and the newly food insecure. Rep. McGovern says, “if government is not there to solve this problem, then I don’t know what good government is.”
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31 comments

  1. When the richest country on the planet can’t feed its citizens something is obviously broken.

    1. Even the richest country in the world isnt automatically immune to a pandemic and its effects – it has to evolve its society and adapt new laws like everywhere else

    2. @Vvoh vaelez richest country in the world is too busy buying and selling weapons to make a profit for more weapons to threaten the world with rather than take care of its people. there’s a big difference, because Americans care more about threatening others than their own livelihoods. only dictatorships care more about killing than living.

  2. Let’s talk about using the police to keep hungry citizens away from a dumpster full of food.

    1. yes that’s why those school programs where food is given out everyday is so important even when school isn’t normally in session. children and their families need food, more people need access to government programs like WIC, foodstamps, etc.

  3. We also have a malnutrition problem. Affordable healthily food is not as available or affordable as unhealthy fast food and junk food.

  4. I wish advocates would be more vocal about the fact that able-bodied SNAP recipients are required to work, volunteer or be a student. Stop letting the other side continually flog the idea that people on food stamps are lazy.

    1. 1 In 2 BlacK people Face “Food Insecurity” on a regular and they are not insecure about it; its called POOR!
      when it effects white people it becomes an “Insecurity” TFAH with that BS!

  5. no child should be going hungry in this world especially America! when the president spoke about cutting child poverty in half and only one side of the room applauded I was seriously disgusted. this is something that every single person including those who are “pro life” should be extremely passionate about.

    1. Ro, Nice border crisis and more kids in cages than the last 20 years under Dementia Joe Kid Touch and smell and Cage!!

  6. America is a wage slave nation! Senators and congress created this mess! Destroying this corrupt system is the people’s job! Lazy people let this corrupt government get out of hand!

  7. My sister and many other elementary school teachers give students they know need extra help a sack of food on Friday afternoons so that they will have something to eat over the weekend.

    1. 5:32
      Rep. McGovern: Well, the majority of people who are able-bodied who can work, who are on SNAP, actually they do work. The majority of people
      Ali Velshi: They wanna work.
      Rep. McGovern: yeah, they work. They work. They earn so little they’re still on SNAP.

    2. @mario lemoose Thanks for clearing that out…we live in the most corrupt backwards country on earth

  8. The elderly are doing without food just so they can afford their prescriptions…this should not be happening in America!!!

  9. Then maybe stop sending billions of our tax money to other countries and focus on our own people?

  10. “1 In 8 Americans Will Face Food Insecurity This Year (due to Covid)” thereby motivating us, the people of America, to redouble our efforts to rapidly find out at any given moment, including even while On-Line, who among us are unwittingly contagious (i.e. pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic) in order to “Convince It Forward” for them to call their doctor and to self-quarantine per CDC guidelines in hopes of stopping this pandemic instead of having more “Mourning In America.” Thus, we’re hoping for the best while preparing for the worse-case scenario of the “UK variant” strain(s) mutations and others like the South African, Brazilian, Californian, Texan (BV-1) & “Cluster 5 Mink” mutations rendering current vaccines no longer effective.

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