America's hunger problem moves beyond starvation

November 22, 2010

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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The Greater Chicago Food Depository distributes food to a network of pantries, soup kitchens and shelters throughout Cook County

According to the latest statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, about 50 million Americans, including about 17 million children, lack consistent access to food. There are efforts to improve this situation. Back in August, the U.S. Senate passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. The bill still requires congressional approval.

To discuss hunger in America and how it plays out in Chicago, Eight Forty-Eight spoke to the CEO of the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Kate Maehr.