Lawmakers and business and community leaders are brainstorming ways to end hunger in our state.
According to the Food Bank Council of Michigan, nearly 1.5 million Michiganders have trouble paying for food.
More than 430,000 are children.
The council met with lawmakers this morning to look over data, evaluate local resources and find ways to make improvements.
“It’s children, it’s retirees, it’s everybody in between. Hunger is something that should not be anywhere in our state or in our nation. We’re better than that, we’re bigger than that. And as a state, we need to solve that to make sure that there’s nutritious food on everybody’s table no matter who they are,” said Food Bank of Greater Lansing Executive Director Joe Wald.
Today is “Hunger Solutions Day” and it’s a yearly event.