WASHINGTON – Joining other anti-hunger groups, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a series of new online tools and volunteer initiatives to increase the number of individuals, organizations, and governments actively working to end hunger across the country.
"If our nation is to win the future, we must make sure that all Americans have access to the nutrition they need," said Vilsack. "The federal government cannot end hunger alone so we are calling on the American public, corporations, schools, and community and faith-based organizations to get involved and make a commitment to end hunger."
Today, more than 50 million Americans are at risk of hunger, including 17 million children. Although USDA's nutrition programs provide assistance to one in four Americans and have kept the levels of food insecurity at bay during the recession, many eligible children and families do not participate.
The following new initiatives can be found at www.fns.usda.gov/ech.