Chairman McGovern Announces Roundtable Examining How Technology Can Help Combat the Hunger Crisis

It is the fourth in a series of events examining the steps Congress and the Biden administration could take to finally end food insecurity in this country

WASHINGTON, DC — Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) today announced that the Rules Committee will hold a roundtable examining how technology can help combat the hunger crisis on Wednesday, June 16 at 12:30pm EDT/9:30am PDT. The event is the fourth in a series of committee events highlighting the reality of food insecurity in America and examining the steps that Congress and the Biden administration could take to equitably combat it. Ending Hunger in America: Using Technology to Combat Hunger follows the committee roundtable this week, Ending Hunger in America: Examining Hunger Among Seniors and Multigenerational Families.

“Technology is dramatically changing the way we live, connecting people and communities with the click of a button. Everyone from businesses to government agencies have used it during the coronavirus pandemic to reimagine how they conduct day-to-day business and solve big challenges. This is the perfect time to examine ways that we can use the latest virtual know-how to help us finally bring an end to the hunger crisis,” said Chairman McGovern.

Chairman McGovern recently asked Americans to share their experiences, research, and possible solutions to help guide the committee in this work. He has also called for a substantive, policy-focused White House hunger conference to create the roadmap to end hunger by 2030, which the United Nations has called for.

Co-chair of the House Hunger Caucus, McGovern authored legislation which created the McGovern-Dole Food for Education Program. Now in its third decade, McGovern-Dole aims to provide at least one nutritious meal a day to some of the world’s most vulnerable children in a school setting. It has reduced the incidence of hunger among school-age children, increased school enrollments and attendance, and increased the support of families and communities for education. He also founded the bipartisan Food is Medicine working group in Congress to highlight how critical healthy meals are for American families.

What: Ending Hunger in America: Using Technology to Combat Hunger

Who: Amanda Renteria, CEO, Code for America
Erine Gray, Founder and CEO, findhelp.org / Aunt Bertha
Jimmy Chen, Founder and CEO, Propel
Robert Phillips, President and CEO, Alluma
Zareena Meyn, Executive Director, mRelief

When: Wednesday, June 16th at 12:30pm EDT/9:30am PDT

Where: This proceeding will be streamed live on rules.house.gov via Cisco Webex

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