Hunger is on the rise across this country, including in Tennessee. Food banks like Second Harvest are on the frontlines every day helping our neighbors who are suffering.
But combine a drastic increase in demand with declining food donations, and it’s clear food banks like ours need additional support.
We can only meet the current need through both a strong charitable system and a deep government investment in our federal nutrition programs, like SNAP.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the nation’s first line of defense against hunger. SNAP and other anti-hunger programs are critical to keep families afloat. These efficient, economy-boosting programs should be strengthened during this pandemic to be even more effective at fighting hunger.