White House to host meeting Wednesday on child hunger
January 22, 2016
The White House announced today that it will host a meeting Wednesday to discuss the persistence and effects of hunger in America, with a focus on children. Families, academics, practitioners, advocates, religious leaders, and federal, state, and local officials have been invited.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Cecilia Muñoz, assistant to the president and director of the Domestic Policy Council, will lead a discussion of the impact of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and other nutrition programs in reducing food insecurity and poverty, as well as in improving long-term health, education, and economic outcomes.
The event will be live-streamed at http://www.whitehouse.gov/live.
–The Hagstrom Report