Biden lays out plan to end hunger in the US by 2030

Biden lays out plan to end hunger in the US by 2030

President Biden's administration has committed over $8 billion to end hunger and reduce diet-related disease by 2030.

The multi-billion dollar plan contains both public and private sector commitments thanks to pledges from over 100 organizations.

Out of the $8 billion, $2.5 billion will go towards start-ups focused on developing solutions for hunger and food insecurity.

More than $4 billion will be dedicated to philanthropy aimed at enhancing access to nutritious food for Americans.

The federal nutrition assistance program (SNAP) will also offer additional benefits of about $26 per person each month.

The Biden administration is also working on expanding access to free healthy school meals for 9 million more children by 2032.

Approx. 42% of American adults are considered obese and about 10% of US households suffer food insecurity.

According to the USDA, over 34 million people, including 9 million children, are food insecure in the country.