Photos from the simulation at Wright Library on Feb. 22, 2020
In the United States, hunger isn’t caused by a lack of food, it’s caused by poverty. To understand poverty, we have to understand the racial disparities in the United States. One way to explore this issue is the Racial Wealth Gap simulation. Using the material designed by Bread for the World, the facilitators from Hall Hunger Initiative will guide participants through a fact-based exercise with specific examples of policies and their consequences. In about an hour, participants learn how federal policies created structural inequalities and how these policies increase hunger and poverty in communities of color.
Hall Hunger Initiative was founded by Ambassador Tony Hall in 2015 with the generous support of the Jack W. and Sally D. Eichelberger Foundation and in partnership with United Way of Greater Dayton Area. Their mission is dedicated to changing the system that allows hunger to hurt our community. Their mission is to bring solutions to our food deserts and local hunger challenges. Visit hallhunger.org for more information.