HONORING NATIONAL HUNGER ACTION DAY; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 147
(Extensions of Remarks - September 13, 2019)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                          HON. JOE CUNNINGHAM

                           of south carolina

                    in the house of representatives

                       Friday, September 13, 2019

  Mr. CUNNINGHAM. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor National Hunger 
Action Day. Our nation has seen the damage and despair that hunger 
inflicts in our communities. In the greatest country on earth, no child 
should go to bed hungry. I am proud that the City of Charleston is 
committed to stamping out hunger in the Lowcountry.
  The Lowcountry Food Bank is working in our district to educate folks 
about food insecurity and reduce the rates of it in our community. More 
than 25 million meals--yes, you heard that right--25 MILLION meals were 
distributed in 2018 by the Lowcountry Food Bank and its 300 food 
pantries. The role that this network plays in our community is vital in 
addressing hunger and raising awareness of an issue that reaches all 
corners of the world.
  No child, no family, and no human being should experience the pain 
that hunger inflicts. National Hunger Action Day is one of the many 
platforms dedicated to tackling this crisis. Foodbanks across the 
Lowcountry and the rest of the country are teaming up to host events in 
September to bring awareness to food insecurity and how it impacts us 
as a society. We must fight hunger and mobilize the resources to take 
action and confront this crisis head on.