The results from the earlier poll are in! Nearly two dozen people responded to my survey about food insecurity in New York. One of the most striking findings to come from the survey was that the overwhelming majority has never received food stamps or government assistance. Most never had to skip meals due to not being able to afford it, either. The one thing that almost every respondent shared was the value of having quality food accessible and available at a good price.
Many respondents answered that they were not sure if the government was doing enough to help those that don’t have access to healthy food. When asked what measures could be taken in order to improve the state of food insecurity, one individual believes the government should be more involved. “Food stamps are only a temporary solution to a much bigger problem at hand. One thing the government should do is provide support for local efforts that are already focused on promoting healthy and affordable food, meaning farmer’s markets and community-run food co-ops.” Perhaps more celebrities, beyond Yoko Ono, should attach their names to a problem that affects one out of every five households in New York City.
Do you feel the government is doing enough to help those that are food insecure?
How often do you skip meals because you can’t afford them?