Food insecurity is not a problem that is unique to the United States; it is a problem that is affecting many nations, including developed nations in the OECD association, such as Canada. Many policies and programs have been developed to address this issue in the United States, but this has not educed or eliminated the painful impact of food insecurity.
The state of food insecurity in the United States is alarming, and this problem is bound to increase in the future, especially with the deterioration of the economy (Cancian, and Sheldon 29). This has led to a need to look at the issue of food insecurity in order to develop better solutions. To evaluate the food insecurity situation in the United States will require a complete evaluation of already existing programs which are geared towards solving these problems in order to understand why these programs have failed and what can be done in order to solve the problems.
Already existing programs such as the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) are some of the attempts to deal with the issue of food insecurity (Meyer and Geoffrey 89). These programs have faced many challenges and can be hardly regarded as successful due to the fact that they haven’t been able to solve the issues of food insecurity. Even with the implementation of these programs which costs both the state and the federal governments billions of dollars, the issue of food insecurity persists and millions of Americans still go without inadequate high-quality food. As a result, there is an increasing need to come up with between policies as well as a program which help in dealing with the issue of food insecurity in the United States.