Florida Impact to End Hunger congratulates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on being elected America’s 46th president and vice president.
Based on my recent post urging people to vote, you can assume I’m delighted by the record-breaking voter turnout. But the election made clear that we have a divided electorate, but now we must find common ground to move forward through this crisis.
President-elect Biden and the new administration will confront many challenges as the long-term public health and economic fallout of COVID-19 continues to unfold. The good news is there is a clear path for eliminating hunger in this country and for creating a healthier, more prosperous, and more equitable society where all people and communities are able to thrive.
Hunger is not a partisan issue. Of the many elected and appointed officials in Florida that I have contacted since the pandemic began in March, no one has been opposed to increasing SNAP and other emergency food relief for the duration of the crisis. Even prior to the pandemic, millions of people in every corner of the country struggled to put food on the table. And COVID-19 has only deepened our nation’s hunger crisis.
Florida Impact to End Hunger looks forward to working with the Biden administration, the US Congress, Governor DeSantis, and the Florida legislature to address the root causes of hunger and protect and strengthen the proven, cost-effective federal nutrition programs.
Florida Impact to End Hunger