From a recent UMCOR article:
According to the US Department of Agriculture, 16.2 million children in the United States live in households that struggle to put food on the table. More than one in five children in the United States is at risk of going hungry. In the United States, we produce more than enough food to feed everyone. We have the infrastructure to deliver it and stores to distribute it. Food is available. People only go hungry because they can’t afford to buy it. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) helps address these and other causes of hunger through a grant program that awards funds to organizations that are “economic-justice oriented,” explains June Kim, executive secretary of UMCOR’s World Hunger and Poverty programs. For example, UMCOR supports the Advocating Congregations project of the Faith Action Network. In the face of economic recession and huge spending cuts at every level, this ecumenical project aims to preserve state-funded programs that help the most vulnerable people in the state of Washington. Read more.