#InequalityIs: Jilly Stephens on inequality and food insecurity

#InequalityIs: Jilly Stephens on inequality and food insecurity


Food is a basic necessity. Two out of five working
households in New York City don’t have enough income
to put food on the table. Inequality is
the imbalance between the cost of living and
the wages people can earn, which results in people
not being able to afford food. We’re seeing 1.4 million
New Yorkers struggling to feed themselves, and what
we see here in New York City is really mirroring
what we see nationally with close
to 50 million Americans considered food insecure, and struggling to
put food on the table. When we think about one in
four of those being children, that’s really
a very worrying statistic. The work of
City Harvest is really to capture food that
would otherwise go to waste and get it onto the table
of those hungry New Yorkers. We do envision a
hunger-free New York City, and we believe we can get there through collaboration
with other nonprofits, with government,
with corporations, and most importantly with the community
that we’re here to serve. In a
country like America, it shouldn’t be
too hard to imagine a time when we can
feed everybody living here a good-quality, healthy diet.

Author: Kennedi Daugherty

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