IT REALLY angers me that there is still hunger in America, knowing that we are more than capable of feeding each and every citizen - but don't. As far as I'm concerned, access to healthy food should be an inalienable right.
Don't you agree?
Sadly, every day in these United States, 50 million people, including one in four children, are food insecure, which basically means that they're hungry and not sure when or from where their next meal is coming.
The recent documentary "A Place at the Table" removes the veil on this hidden-in-plain-sight national disgrace.
The film focuses on three families, but I was most riveted by the courageous Barbie Izquierdo, a single mother in North Philadelphia trying her best to feed her two young children with the limited funds she receives in food stamps. (According to the Coalition Against Hunger, 31 percent of Philadelphians participated in the SNAP food-stamp program last year.)