Do Food Drives End Hunger? Feeding America and the Anti-Hunger Industrial Complex

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Do Food Drives End Hunger? Feeding America and the Anti-Hunger Industrial Complex
by Jeff Smith (GRIID)
This past week, many in Grand Rapids, in my mail was a grocery bag and a card from Feeding America West Michigan. The grocery bag and the card had the same message, that featured cartoon characters that asked the question – Do We Have an Answer to Hunger? The answer was… https://griid.org/2017/05/15/do-food-drives-end-hunger-feeding-america-and-the-anti-hunger-industrial-complex/

Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy

This past week, many in Grand Rapids, in my mail was a grocery bag and a card from Feeding America West Michigan. The grocery bag and the card had the same message, that featured cartoon characters that asked the question – Do We Have an Answer to Hunger? The answer was, Yes, It’s in the Bag.

Thousands of households were asked to either fill the bag to stamp out hunger or donate online on May 13th to Feeding America West Michigan. Both of these options are easy, simple and are based on the notion that if we donate food we can solve hunger.

Filling a grocery bag with processed foods will not end hunger, in fact, it is actually a false solution

Feeding America wants us all to believe that hunger can be solved through charity. However, the anti-hunger industrial complex does is to keep our attention focused on…

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