The Growing Problem of Hunger in a Struggling Economy

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The Great Recession has increased the number of Americans who depend on food stamps and food banks to get enough to eat. What kind of food do they get? Do food stamps carry a stigma and create dependency at the same time? Do private charities allow government to avoid dealing directly with the causes of poverty?

Credits

Guests:
Mark Rank - Professor of Social Welfare, Washington University, Oran Hesterman - President and CEO, Fair Food Network, Ron Haskins - Brookings Institution - @BrookingsInst, Mark Winne - former Executive Director, Hartford Food System

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Karen Radziner