Clearinghouse Review: Hunger in the Land of Plenty

At FFN, we engage with stakeholders from many walks of life: low-income consumers who receive SNAP benefits, health care providers who serve low-income communities, community organizers, national thought leaders, and policymakers. Sustainable agriculture organizations, the antihunger community, the produce lobby, the consumer lobby, religious communities, and public health and health care organizations are critical new allies in Farm Bill policy and politics.

Each stakeholder can play a role in advocating healthy food incentives to become part of nutrition policy in the Farm Bill. In this Clearinhouse Review article from Fall 2012, Oran Hesterman writes about how legal aid lawyers, charged with ensuring that their low-income clients gain access to the benefits to which they are entitled, can participate in our communications, education, and advocacy work.

This article was first published in:
45 Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law and Policy 276
(September-October 2012)
(c) 2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law