Critical Value #54 How Can We Alleviate Food Insecurity During the Pandemic?
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The pictures speak to the growing challenge of food insecurity in America: miles-long lines of people in cars waiting to receive emergency rations of food supplies. In the latest in a series of episodes on the pandemic, host Justin Milner speaks with Urban senior fellow Elaine Waxman and Jodi Tyson of Three Square Food Bank in Nevada about the rapidly increasing food insecurity levels for millions of Americans, lessons policymakers can learn from the Great Recession, and the ways food banks are stepping up as a critical frontline response to meet the high demand of food insecure people.

Related links:
Three Square Food Bank
Many Families Are Struggling to Put Food on the Table. We Have to Do More.
More Than One in Five US Adults Experienced Food Insecurity in the Early Weeks of the Pandemic
Feeding the Country during a Pandemic: Seven Ways Forward
Strategies and Challenges in Feeding Out-of-School Students
COVID-19: Policies to Protect People and Communities

Research Areas Social safety net
Tags Hunger and food assistance
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center