Jeff Bridges and Share Our Strength's Billy Shore visited the CNN Grill and spoke with Suzanne Malveaux about the No Kid Hungry campaign.
According to the USDA, 50 million people, or 16.6 percent of Americans, live in households at risk of hunger. The Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps, now puts food on the table for one in seven Americans. A family of three (one adult, two kids) earning more than $23,900 would not be eligible for food stamps.
Here's what's at stake in our own backyard and beyond.
Living on food stamps and charitable assistance
The food stamp challenge results: eating on $30 a week
Could you live on $30 a week?
5 Shocking statistics about hunger
Witnesses to Hunger: A portrait of food insecurity in America
Childhood malnutrition has long lasting effects
Criticism aside, food stamp program is "an essential lifeline" for 46 million people
"A time of record need" for food insecure
Lawmakers eat on a food stamp budget
School lunch as a lifeline
When school's out for summer, stomachs grumble
In Kenya, when school is out, children face starvation
Hungry at the holidays
Feeding "motel kids"
Celebrity chefs pitching in
Tom Colicchio talks childhood hunger
Eric Ripert - Feeding the needy with fancy fish
Michel Nischan talks fixing a broken food system and helping out fishing families in the Gulf
Starvation in Somalia
What starvation feels like
The funny sounding nut paste that's saving children's lives in Somalia
"Feed the world's children. This, we should be able to do."
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That's $30 per person right? I spend about $130 a week for groceries and we don't eat "poor." I think if you're a good enough cook, you can make really good, really healthy meals and get by on $120 a week for a family of 4 no problem. If you can't–you're not buying the right foods or you don't know how to make the most out of what you're buying.
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