As the 2016 presidential election kicks into gear, candidates from both parties are being asked to share their views on a variety of subjects. Media often focuses on the hot topics of the day—health care, foreign relations, and the economy. Hunger, despite its ongoing effects on 1 in 7 Americans, isn't typically "news."
Bread for the World, a Christian international anti-hunger advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. is elevating hunger as a critical election issue through its Vote to End Hunger campaign. Over the next year leading up to the November 2016 elections, Bread for the World will be collecting videos from candidates speaking about hunger and poverty. These videos will place hunger in the spotlight, and will educate voters about where the candidates stand. In the end, Vote to End Hunger hopes to push our president and Congress towards ending hunger by 2030. This is a nonpartisan campaign, and will not involve endorsement of any candidates.
At Capital Area Food Bank, we recognize the importance our elected officials play in food policy. Our federal government is an essential partner in feeding our hungry neighbors. We applaud Bread for the World for its efforts in placing hunger at the forefront of the many issues our candidates should be concerned about. Watch here for updates from this important campaign.