When We Work Together To Fight Hunger In Our Community Everybody Eats

black child with hands and arms up in distress
Alyssa Guznik
March 15, 2023

It’s a tale as old as time, a story of the haves and the have-nots. Some say the system is broken, but it’s working right; it’s just never been for us. We’ve been begging for help, so where is it?

Within our communities. Nearly 21% of Black households faced food insecurity in 2021. That number jumped to 29% in 2022. Food insecurity has always been an issue in our community. White supremacists and racist politicians have ensured government spending doesn’t flow to our communities. So, we’ve found ways around it.

If there’s one thing we will do, it’s come together as a collective. The community spirit has been with our people for millennia. Organizations like Black Church Food Security Network, Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive, and countless others exist to feed, educate, and provide for our underserved Black communities.

Millions of Black families face food insecurity daily. The government is of little help, but thankfully, government inaction can be countered with community involvement. We, as a community, have the power to make change. Sometimes that change is as simple as donating our excess to those in need.

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