How exciting to be able to offer a book from my recommended reading list in Wildly Affordable Organic! Joel Berg takes a no-holds-barred look at who has been hungry in America, who is hungry now, and why. He shows that we’re better off now than we were a century ago, but we’re worse off than we were in the 1970s. He makes a convincing case for government solutions to hunger instead of a patchwork of volunteer efforts, no matter how well–meaning they may be.
All You Can Eat: How Hungry is America is more timely than ever as our government makes deep cuts in the social-support systems. I wish every politician would read Berg's thought experiment about whether it's preferable to have a volunteer fire department or a professional one. Like Joel, I'll go with the pros.
Congratulations to winner Kathiann.