Book of the month: All You Can Eat: How Hungry is America?

This month’s pick, All You Can Eat: How Hungry Is America is a recommendation from shani-o who writes: “In the book, Berg touches on the role racism has played in starvation of both whites and blacks in the 60s, notes the varying policies presidential administrations have enacted to fight hunger, and gives an excellent primer on food stamps and welfare reform.

He goes on to challenge the notion that individuals and organized charities are the viable solutions, and insists that government programs are the only way to give poor people the stability they need to focus on education and work, so they can eventually enter the middle class. Berg also discussed the term  ‘food insecurity’ (also known as ‘hunger’) in the U.S.”

An article on Berg in the Philadelphia Inquirer described ‘food insecurity’ as “the lack of access to enough nutritious food for an active, healthy life.”

Berg is the executive director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger and previously worked for the Clinton Administration where he was the Community Coordinator of Community Food Security for the USDA.

We will be discussing the book on September 15. Check out Berg’s website and read an excerpt of the book.

Happy Reading.

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2 thoughts on “Book of the month: All You Can Eat: How Hungry is America?

  1. Joel Berg August 27, 2009 at 8:36 pm Reply

    I am honored you are featuring my book. If it would be useful for me to participate in your September 15 discusssion, let me know. — Joel

  2. […] monthly reading and discussion group, featuring All You Can Eat: How Hungry Is America starts tomorrow, and I just know you all have been busy reading. The author, Joel Berg, recently […]

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