To the Editor:
How do you feel about living in the richest country in the world with so many hungry here? In 2011, the estimated costs for hunger was $167.5 billion, including effects on health, education and economic productivity. Also, 1.46 million U.S. households (2.8 million children) lived on less than $2 per person per day.
We can eliminate most hunger in the U.S. in 10 years. How? Ensure that all jobs pay enough so no full-time worker has to support a family in poverty. Strengthen nutrition and other anti-poverty programs so that if a family suffers a sharp drop in income due to a job loss, illness, etc., none of the family are at risk of hunger. Invest in human development through education and skills for jobs the country needs.
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