Thank you for your recent coverage of events commemorating the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
In the last years of his life, King focused on economic justice as well as racial equality. However, 45 years later, 1 in 4 children are at risk of going to bed hungry.
America’s poor bear a disproportionate burden left by the economic downturn. According to the National Poverty Center, in 2011 extreme poverty in the U.S. (households living on less than $2 per day) was double the 1996 levels at 1.5 million households, including 2.8 million children. Now school nutrition programs …