There’s just no reason in this day and age, in a country with this much wealth, that anyone should ever go hungry. Government can’t solve every problem but it can make sure that food gets from point A to point B so people can eat. That’s why we fund and run campaigns in states around the U.S. to expand programs like school breakfast. By combining politics and philanthropy (a model we borrowed from the great Mike Bloomberg), we’ve been able to help pass legislation in Illinois, Washington State, Pennsylvania and North Carolina (the state expanded access to food stamps).
We’re on track this year in New York, New Jersey and hopefully Tennessee. We’re working with great organizations like Share Our Strength across the country and we’re hoping to make programs like school breakfast available to every kid in every state over the next few years.