Food banks and food pantries have proliferated in response to an economic emergency. The loss of manufacturing jobs combined with the recession of the early 1980s and Reagan administration cutbacks in federal programs led to an explosion in the growth of food charity. This was meant to be a stopgap measure, but the jobs never came back, and the “emergency food system” became an industry. Big Hunger author Andrew Fisher joined us with a look at the business of hunger and a new vision for the anti-hunger movement.
- Book Event for Big Hunger
- Tuesday, July 11 at 7:30pm
- Powell's City of Books, 1005 West Burnside, Portland
For more information, visit the publisher's website.