Thank you to the Biden-Harris Administration for helping make hunger a thing of the past.
As you may know, solving hunger is one of my biggest passions. I’m thrilled to have been asked by President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to attend the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health on Wednesday, September 28. For first time in 53 years, we will gather to create solutions and not argue about problems. The White House is bringing Americans together to improve how we feed ourselves, address inequity in our food system, and make hunger a thing of the past.
The Administration has released a National Strategy with actions the federal government will take to drive solutions to these challenges. The goal is to end hunger and increase healthy eating and physical activity by 2030, so that fewer Americans experience diet-related diseases like diabetes, obesity, and hypertension.
Learn more about the Conference here.
Millions of Americans are afflicted with food insecurity and diet-related diseases — including heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes — which are some of the leading causes of death and disability in the U.S. The toll of hunger and these diseases is not distributed equally, disproportionately impacting underserved communities, including communities of color, people living in rural areas, people who are differently-abled, older adults, LGBTQI+ people, military families, and military veterans.
Lack of access to healthy, safe, and affordable food, and to safe outdoor spaces, contributes to hunger, diet-related diseases, and health disparities. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these challenges further.
We cannot wait to act. And we aren’t.