House Agriculture Committee Member Jim McGovern (D., Mass.) spoke on the House floor on Wednesday about hunger issues in the United States.
In part, Rep. McGovern noted that, “The truth is that hunger is solvable – we have the means, the infrastructure and the food to end hunger. We just don’t have the political will to do so.
“This point is delivered in a clear, concise and emotional way in a documentary that is in theaters now. Called ‘A Place at the Table,’ this film, at its core, may be a simple story of hunger in America, it’s really an emotional tale about how people are struggling with hunger in America. About piecing just enough together to make ends meet – day-by-day, week-by-week and month-by-month.”
Rep. McGovern added that, “As I’ve said over and over again, hunger is a political condition, one that requires action by concerned Americans. Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen how so many Americans care about this problem and want to be part of the solution to End Hunger Now.
“And, I would, once again, urge the President to organize a White House Conference on Food and Nutrition to devise a plan to End Hunger Now.”