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College of Liberal Arts
While anti-hunger organizations across the nation have been doing important work to address this issue, we have yet to see a significant decrease in food insecurity or poverty. This project uses a literature review and interviews with Twin Cities anti-hunger organizations to answer the following questions: How are anti-hunger interventions and the root causes of food insecurity mismatched? And what would it look like if anti-hunger organizations who are heavily engaged in the ‘feeding movement’ shifted their understanding to see food insecurity as a symptom of poverty, rather than an isolated issue? Working through themes of food charity models, privatized philanthropy and giving, long-term systemic models for change, we can see that anti-hunger organizations generally realize that they are stuck providing immediate services, but are unsure of how to navigate the complexities of the anti-hunger movement and may not know exactly how to shift their mission towards a more holistic, poverty focused approach to addressing food insecurity.
Kiley, Emma, "MN Food (In)Security: Are Anti-Hunger Interventions in the Twin Cities Perpetuating Food Insecurity and Poverty?" (2019). Departmental Honors Projects. 79.
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