The communities that feed us -- the small and rural farming towns with human populations oftentimes dwarfed by the livestock in their pastures -- are some of the most likely in America to struggle with hunger and food insecurity.
Hunger, of course, doesn’t only affect rural communities. But it does disproportionately affect them. In fact, nearly 90 percent of the counties where kids are food insecure are rural counties, according to Feeding America.
We all have a stake in solutions, especially since the people we depend on to feed the world are in some cases the ones who are most in need.
In the latest episode of Something Greater, Land O’Lakes President and CEO Beth Ford, the CEO of Feeding America Claire Babineaux-Fontenot and the CEO of Second Harvest Heartland Allison O’Toole join us to talk about the partnerships and meaningful work going on to tackle this issue -- and the programs our members contribute to that make a difference.
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In case you missed season one, check out previous episodes of Something Greater: