Tuesday, June 16, 2015
NATIONAL COMMISSION ON HUNGER BEGINS HEARINGS
In 2014, Congress created the bipartisan National Commission on Hunger to find ways to effectively use existing programs and funds to address domestic hunger and food insecurity and reduce need for government nutrition assistance programs, while protecting the safety net for the most vulnerable members of society. The commission held its first public hearing last month in Albany, New York, where it heard from a variety of speakers from across the political spectrum, including several food bank directors and advocates, as well as conservative think tank policy experts. The commission is to report to Congress and USDA by October 2015.
Source: National Commission on Hunger, 5/13/15, Hunger Hearings