All You Can Eat: How Hungry Is America?

All You Can Eat: How Hungry Is America?

With the biting wit of Supersize Me and the passion of a lifelong activist, Joel Berg has his eye on the growing number of people who are forced to wait on lines at food pantries across the nation--the modern breadline. All You Can Eat reveals that hunger is a problem as American as apple pie, and shows what it is like when your income is not enough to cover rising housing and living costs and put food on the table.
Berg takes to task politicians who remain inactive; the media, which ignores hunger except during holidays and hurricanes; and the food industry, which makes fattening, artery-clogging fast food more accessible to the nation's poor than healthy fare. He challenges the new president to confront the most unthinkable result of US poverty--hunger--and offers a simple and affordable plan to end it for good.
A spirited call to action, All You Can Eat shows how practical solutions for hungry Americans will ultimately benefit America's economy and all of its citizens.

Title:All You Can Eat: How Hungry Is America?
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781583228548
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    All You Can Eat: How Hungry Is America? Reviews

  • Vince

    UPDATE: After reading the House of Representatives budget proposal that, among other cruelties, slashes another $191 billion from SNAP, the most effective hunger fighting program in our nation's arsen...

  • Megan Rymski

    This book was pretty fantastic. It was a bit depressing to realize that the political situation in America was as shitty in 2008 as it is today. Joel has some very interesting research on how people s...

  • Shani Hilton

    What I wrote for www.postbourgie.com:Sometime early in the year (or was it last year?), I heard a radio interview on Philly’s public radio station with a man named Joel Berg. Berg was discussing ‘...

  • Danielle

    $24 Billion dollars, the same price tag as 3 months of American combat in Iraq, would end domestic hunger.I know it's a problem, because it's what I do, but do you? Do you know how easily the governme...

  • Sam McDaniel

    Berg is a bit of a wild man, or so the hunger community folks tell me. For most of the text, this is not really a book for impartial policy prescriptions. It probably shouldn't be. Berg is really pass...

  • Jess

    As someone who considers data powerful, reading this book finally drove home why statistics can alienate people. I, too, am passionate about ending hunger, but I feel Berg inundated the readers with t...

  • Ashley Williamson

    READ THIS. It's worth every page. Informative and clever....

  • Phillip

    DETAILED FACT BASED ASSESSMENT. SKEWERS BOTH LIBERAL AND CONSERVATIVE DOGMAS WITH SELF EFFACING IRONIC EDGY WIT. MOSTLY AVOIDS "EVERYTHING WOULD BE FINE IF EVERYONE DID WHAT I THINK IS RIGHT". PRESCRI...

  • Gary Wright

    Loved hearing Mr. Berg identify the 7 Deadly 'Ins': Instability, Inadequacy, Inappropriateness, Insufficiency, Inaccessibility, Inefficiency, & Indignity. Also, his reminder that EBT payouts are NOT e...

  • Paul

    This book looks at the current state of hunger in America. Written by an anti-hunger activist, and former government official, it is not a pretty picture.If food insecurity (the new euphemism for "hun...