Private Sector Pledges $8 Billion to Fight Hunger in the US
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday spent hundreds of millions of dollars for meals after lawmakers failed to further expand pandemic-era nutrition assistance such as universal school meals and increased aid. announced $8 billion in new private sector spending to fight hunger, including to food banks. The pledge was announced as part of the first White House summit on hunger, nutrition and health since 1969, with Biden, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Health Secretary Xavier Becerra, and several lawmakers and New York City Mayor Eric I participated. Adams.