Alliance to End Hunger Decries Cessation of Stimulus Talks

October 8, 2020

Washington, D.C. The following is a statement made by Asma Lateef, Interim Executive Director of the Alliance to End Hunger, following the breakdown of COVID-19 stimulus talks between the White House and House of Representatives leadership:

 

“We were disheartened by the cessation of negotiations for additional stimulus funding amid the ongoing health and economic crisis. The pandemic has increased food insecurity in the United States and may lead to 54 million people who experience hunger. Around the world, nearly 270 million people are at risk of starvation. Every day that an agreement is not reached is another day a family in need falls into poverty, parents are unable to put food on the table for their children, and a mother somewhere in the world fears for her child’s survival. Without urgent action, this short to medium term crisis will have devastating long-term impacts, especially for young children who are not receiving the nutrition they need for healthy development. We urge the White House and Congress to work quickly to reach a comprehensive deal that begins to address the hunger and poverty impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic and prevents permanent backsliding as a result of these unprecedented times.”