In observance of the holiday season, DW will feature the first of a two part series – the second part occurring in December- about food in America. This week, we will hear from those in the field and on the ground tackling some of the toughest and most important issues concerning food in the United States.
I don’t believe we’ve met. I confess I know fairly little about you. But let’s assume that you care about food issues, since you’re reading the Food Series. You probably know that 1 in 6 Americans doesn’t know where their next meal will come from. And you’ve probably heard as a country we waste 40% of our food. I bet you have volunteered in a soup kitchen, or sorted donations in a food bank. Around the holidays, you likely sift through fundraising letters describing how many meals were served by your favorite nonprofits, how many pounds of food were donated this year and how the need is greater than ever.