Thanksgiving week, Joel was asked by the New York Times City Room Blog to answer select readers’ questions about what New Yorkers can do to end hunger in the city. Questions generally fell into the following four categories: 1) how can I volunteer or donate food?; 2) why do poor people eat so badly?; 3) come on now, is there really hunger?; and 4) readers wanting to know the extent and cost to society of hunger. Joel found it telling that few readers asked him to write about the governmental policies that create and/or sustain hunger.
To read the Intro and comments, click here.
Read Part One of his Q & A here.
Read Part Two of his Q&A here.