The fight against hunger in the United States is getting new troops.
The National Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps will be supporting anti-hunger nonprofits in 18 states. The larger goal is the empowerment of low income families to reduce the occurrence of food insecurity. It will help reduce hunger, improve nutrition, and build skills for the new appointees.
This effort receives federal funding from the Department of Agriculture and Corporation for National and Community Service.
This is a great step, that hopefully extends beyond these 18 states to all 50, and the numbers jump well beyond 44. But, it is important for the pilot program to demonstrate that it will make the difference.