There is no single root cause for the conditions of hunger and poverty. Our work would be far more simple if there was. The truth is, there are numerous factors that place individuals, families, and communities in these challenging situations. Disaster, illness, generational issues, and simple scarcity of resources are all contributing elements. Often, however, the causes are deeper and more systemic. When this is the case, a change in public policy, whether it be from federal, state, or local governments, can help change the systems that place people in poverty and in situations of hunger.
We have found that good policy is often political, but it doesn't have to be partisan. Our team of analysts, researchers, and practitioners are always working to reach across ideological divides to create solutions for the common good.