Hunger and Food Assistance Programs
“Policies to Alleviate Food Insecurity” was a breakfast forum at the Brookings Institution.
Secretary Tom Vilsack talked about Department of Agriculture efforts to combat food insecurity, including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and other nutrition assistance programs. He also discussed the economic impact of hunger, and other related topics including child nutrition, the challenges facing rural communities, and reducing the stigma associated with government assistance. Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin made opening remarks and Ms. Schanzenbach presented a Hamilton Project report, Twelve Facts about Food Insecurity and SNAP.
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Robert Greenstein President Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Robert E. Rubin Co-Founder Brookings Institution->Hamilton Project
Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach Director Brookings Institution->Hamilton Project
Thomas "Tom" J. Vilsack Secretary Department of Agriculture
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