Tuesday, April 08, 2008
PBS Hunger Series Will Feature Brooklyn Pantry
Hanson Place Campaign Against Hunger, a food pantry in Fort Greene, will be featured on Bill Moyers Journal as part of an ongoing series on world hunger. The episode, which will air on PBS this Friday, April 11, at 9pm in the New York metro area, will address the food and resource shortages faced by emergency food programs in the U.S. The series analyzes the varied manifestations of hunger worldwide in an attempt to explain the political and social conditions that impede equitable food distribution. The first episode of the series, which can be viewed in it's entirety here, focused on relief efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where aid workers often resort to using bicycle teams to haul tons of food into villages because trucks can't handle the rough roads outside of Kinshasa. The series ultimately posits the plausibility of worldwide hunger relief only if international food policy and grassroots efforts are both orientated towards long-term, creative and sustainable solutions.