End food insecurity in Los Angeles
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Los Angeles County itself has the largest population suffering from food insecurity in the United States, an estimate of 1.5 million people live with food insecurity in Los Angeles county. Those on a fixed-income, people with disabilities and low-income families are the most visible examples of people who struggle with food insecurity. Hunger affects all groups of people regardless of education level, employment status or ethnicity. This is a major problem the federal government needs to fix because it has negative impact on the people’s health, due to the lack of access of nutritious foods many children become sick and have to be hospitalized. This leads to an economic impact, having children hospitalized creates tax burdens and HealthCare costs to increase. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) must pass a policy that would help solve this problem, one that would strengthen funding for nutrition programs like Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), so that food insecurity won’t be an issue in Los Angeles County.
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