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Forum to End Hunger in America

Building the Political Will and Moral Courage to End Hunger in America

Monday, September 26, 2022

For the first time in more than 50 years, the White House is convening a Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health to bring attention and drive solutions to national food insecurity and diet-related disease. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a longtime champion of food justice who led efforts calling for the conference, explains that the United States has abundant resources to end hunger, but it lacks the political will to act. He joins Erin McAleer ‘02, CEO and president of Project Bread, Jean McMurray, executive director of the Worcester County Food Bank, and Winton Pitcoff, director of the Massachusetts Food System Collaborative, to discuss the problem of hunger, our moral imperative to end it, and ways the Holy Cross community, as individuals and as an institution, can affect change. Phoebe Wong '26, invited to serve as a panelist at the White House conference, will share her experience working with FoodCorps on school and community outreach in East Hartford, Conn. last year. 

This event is co-sponsored by the McFarland Center and Montserrat.

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