Food Charity as a False Solution to Ending Hunger: Feeding America West MI | Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy

Hunger is a major problem around the world and it is no less of an issue in West Michigan. Tens of thousands of people receive some form of food assistance in the Greater Grand Rapids area and the …

 

Hunger is a major problem around the world and it is no less of an issue in West Michigan. Tens of thousands of people receive some form of food assistance in the Greater Grand Rapids area and the number of people living in poverty is embarrassingly high.

In fact, according to a report released earlier this summer by the Economic Policy Institute, Grand Rapids has the largest wealth gap in Michigan. In addition, child poverty has grown in Michigan, according to a 2016 Kids Count report. The report states that:

Child poverty is even higher among minority groups: Forty seven percent of Michigan’s African-American children and 32 of Hispanic children live in poverty.

So how are organizations responding to this issue of poverty and hunger in West Michigan? Source: Food Charity as a False Solution to Ending Hunger: Feeding America West MI | Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy

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