Brown University
Public Policy

Joel Berg ─ How to End Hunger in America by Moving Society Beyond the Bucket Brigades

Thursday, March 10, 2016

12 p.m.

McKinney Conference Room

Urban fires were a big problem when society depended on volunteers to end them. Why do we still think volunteers or charities can end a massive problem like U.S. hunger? Joel Berg discusses the issues hunger poses to a society, and the real solutions that could completely eradicate domestic hunger.

Joel Berg is a nationally recognized leader and media spokesperson in the fields of domestic hunger, food insecurity, obesity, poverty, food-related economic development, national service, and volunteerism. He is executive director of the Hunger Free America and a former Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. He is also author of All You Can Eat: How Hungry Is America?, the definitive and most well-reviewed book on American hunger of the last decade. He is also author of the forthcoming book America We Need to Talk: A Self-Help Book for the Nation, due out in fall 2016. 

Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy