Closing the Gap On Food Insecurity: What Would It Take To Solve The Problem (Part 4)

In our fourth and final installment, Reset explores what policymakers are doing — or should be doing — to address the food insecurity crisis in Illinois.

Closing the Gap On Food Insecurity: What Would It Take To Solve The Problem (Part 4)

In our fourth and final installment, Reset explores what policymakers are doing — or should be doing — to address the food insecurity crisis in Illinois.

As many as 50 million Americans will experience food insecurity by the end of 2020, up from 35 million this time last year. The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed an increasing number of people to the financial brink and turning to food pantries for assistance.

For the latest installment in our “Closing The Gap” series, Reset brings on experts, policymakers and residents to discuss the fight against food insecurity and explore personal solutions to closing the hunger gap.

GUESTS: Diane Schanzenbach, director of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University

Kate Maehr, CEO of Greater Chicago Food Depository

Angela Odoms-Young, associate professor of kinesiology and nutrition in the UIC College of Applied Health Sciences